• Lifestyle Director

    Job Locations US-WA-Lacey
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
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  • Overview

    The Lifestyle Director is responsible to plan, prepare, and direct the overall operation of the resident and family Lifestyle activites, programs. This person will be responsible for promoting a healthy, activity-enriched lifestyle for residents and for ensuring the Lifestyle programming meets the interest, and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. This person will be responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the Lifestyle programs at the community. 


    Essential Job Duties:

    • Create an environment in the community that promotes residents and families’ participation in the provided Lifestyle including:
    • Create and submit a monthly calendar of events for review and printing
    • Create and submit a monthly newsletter for residents, staff, and families
    • Create and maintain social media under the umbrella of Clearwater’s Home Office
    • Coordinate with other associates the planning, execution, and attending special functions, such as holidays and celebratory events
    • conduct survey of residents to determine what Lifestyle are of interest to them 
    • Overseeing transportation of residents including:
    • Assist with the safe loading, unloading, seating, and transporting of residents onto and off community vehicles and drive residents as needed
    • Oversee scheduling of transportation for recreational and medical outings
    • Evaluate transportation program on a regular basis to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Recruit, hire, train, motivate, and supervise department staff in accordance with all company policies, procedures, and core values
    • Develop and train volunteers who are in the community to assist with Lifestyle programs or special events
    • Survey residents to determine their satisfaction levels with programs and services provided and make corrections as necessary
    • Manage the department within the budgetary guidelines, track inventory, and order supplies
    • Understand and fulfill all State, Federal and local regulations for maintaining safe vehicles, securing all required credentials/licensing for vehicle(s) a driver(s)
    • Encourage and invite resident participation in all resident Lifestyle
    • Alert care staff when there is a medical or care need of a resident that needs to be addressed
    • Look for ways to reduce costs and create efficiencies on a daily basis
    • Ensure regulatory compliance and report any issues or concerns immediately
    • Comply with Clearwater Living standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient community operations
    • Display a positive and professional image through actions and maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform or clothing and name tag when working
    • Represent the Clearwater Living principles and core values on a daily basis
    • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned or required


    Responsibility Level:

    Responsible for the direct supervision of Lifestyle Assistants and Drivers.


    General instruction and/or functional guidance are provided on some, but not all tasks to be performed and the results of individual projects may be reviewed upon completion. The associate is expected to respond to questions from residents and their family members, troubleshooting and resolving issues utilizing their own discretion and judgment. On certain occasions, the associate will work with the Executive Director and other members of management to resolve community issues.


    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, visitors and the general public
    • Display excellent communication and listening skills including the ability to speak orally in front of small groups of people
    • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and to remain calm during emergency situations
    • Reasoning skills that include the ability to understand issues and process information for the purpose of giving and receiving feedback and instructions
    • Ability to operate basic office equipment including personal computer, scanner, copier, fax machine and proficient with email and Microsoft Office
    • Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights


    Physical and Mental Demands:

    • Able to be mobile and perform the physical requirements of the job to include: bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and repetitive motions
    • Able to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time
    • Able to move intermittently throughout the work day
    • Able to walk up to 5 miles throughout the work day
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 25 lbs. and push up to 40 lbs. as necessary
    • Ability to push a resident safely in their wheelchairs
    • Ability to physically assist residents during programs, activities,  and outings
    • Able to assist in loading and unloading residents into community vehicle/van(s)
    • Able to assist in moving residents during emergency situations
    • Able to understand, remember and follow basic instructions and guidelines
    • Able to perform basic calculations
    • Some travel required


    Position Requirements:

    • Ability, licensure and willingness to drive the community vehicle
    • AA degree or Bachelor’s degree (Gerontology, Kinesiology, Recreation Therapy, or Health Promotion) is preferable or combination of education and experience
    • Minimum of two to four years of experience with developing and implementing Lifestyle programs, preferably for seniors
    • Minimum one year of supervisory experience to include training and supervising staff and developing and managing a budget
    • First Aid Certification
    • Background clearances as required by government regulations
    • Must meet health requirements, including TB


    Special Requirements/Certifications:

    If responsible for creating exercise prescriptions and evaluating resident’s ability to participate in physical dimension of programs, one or more of the following certifications is highly preferred:

    • ASFA Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
    • ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist/ ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor/ ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    • Cooper Research Institute Fitness and Strength Training for seniors
    • Senior Fitness Association Certification (SFA)


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