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Activities/Lifestyle Director - Full Time

Company: Maplewood at Weston LLC
Location: Medford
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Activities/Program Director (Lifestyle Director)

Maplewood Senior Living, an innovative, New England based premier senior living provider, strives to inspire our associates to learn, develop, and succeed. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Lifestyle Director to become part of our leadership team.  Recently renovated and refreshed, Maplewood at Weston offers assisted living and memory care in an environment that caters to discerning seniors, offering the finest in premier services and amenities.

Maplewood at Weston is currently hiring a full-time Activities Director (Lifestyle Director).

Maplewood offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K and more including company paid time-off, life insurance policy, insurance deductibles and voluntary Aflac insurance.

Maplewood at Weston, 99 Norumbega Rd, is conveniently located at the junction of Route 128 and I-90, along the Charles River in beautiful Weston, MA.

The Lifestyle Director is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of all programs and ensuring that programs are therapeutic to the residents and maximizes their quality of life. Maplewood Senior Living offers a full range of social, physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and purposeful programs to meet overall well-being of our residents. The Lifestyle Coordinator shall make every effort to meet the comprehensive needs and interests of all the residents.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plans, schedule, lead and monitor, recreational programs to meet the needs of all of our residents.
  • Coordinates transportation for outings and events outside of the community, which may include driving a community motor vehicle
  • Successfully work within Lifestyle budgetary guidelines regarding entertainment, supplies, and labor hours
  • Plan and implementation of special events
  • Implement volunteer program which includes recruitment, interviewing, training and annual recognition
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, direct and evaluate the performance of all Lifestyle program associates
  • Ensure therapeutic recreation programming meets all state, federal and other regulations.
  • Must possess a passion for working with the senior population and improving their quality of life
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all residents, family members, responsible persons, and visitors of residents in the community
  • Personable, reliable, great communicator and team player
  • Creative, energetic, enthusiastic, patient, flexible, encouraging, and team-oriented
  • Create a positive atmosphere with an engaging variety of activities
  • Designed and implemented a diverse program calendar based on resident’s interests & abilities.

Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification

  • Requires an associate degree from an accredited college or university or satisfactory completion of two years of college, with a major work in recreation, occupational therapy, gerontology or related field, or two years of full-time experience in the recreation field with an adult population
  • Experience in an environment which focuses on dementia care, preferred
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
  • Basic typing skills and computer knowledge: familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Publisher and creative software
  • Driver requirements; valid driver’s license with good driving record. May be required to take a driving test 

Maplewood Senior Living conducts pre-employment screening including background check, drug screening and reference checks.

All candidates will be required to show valid proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before commencing work or commit to obtaining full vaccination within 30 days of commencing work, unless they receive an approved exemption from Maplewood.  Maplewood will require unvaccinated candidates to obtain their first dose prior to commencing work and then obtaining a second dose with in thirty days after the first dose.  Those who do not obtain full vaccination within that time frame, without an approved exemption, will be terminated.

Education

Preferred
  • Associates or better

Skills

Preferred
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership/Management Skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Maplewood at Weston LLC, Medford , Activities/Lifestyle Director - Full Time, Other , Medford, Massachusetts

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