Life Enrichment Activities Coordinator

Agemark Senior Living - Council Bluffs, IA4.0

Bring your interests, hobbies & talents to work!

Opportunity overview
The Meriwether, part of the Agemark family of senior housing communities and ranked #13 of Great Places to Work in Aging Services, is looking for a Life Enrichment Activities Coordinator for our newest community in LaVista, NE, opening October 2019! If you are creative and LOVE working with seniors to take the lead on crating meaningful moments for them every day, then The Meriwether is where you should be!

When we say “We’re like family” at Agemark, it means something!
The truth about families is that no two are alike. But big or small, traditional or laid back, here’s what all healthy families have in common: they love, support, listen to and respect one another. They don’t abuse or neglect each other, even when they disagree or one makes a mistake. And they share traditions, expectations and values. For more than 30 years, these are the things that have made Agemark a family of happy, engaged and productive employees – and of grateful, happy customers. You’ll feel the difference the moment you walk through the door of any one of our communities.

Position details
As the Life Enrichment Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for oversight of all activities including:

Create and post a monthly activity calendar with a schedule of activities for each day.
Encourage residents to participate in planned activities and use reminiscing techniques to engage individual residents and create “moments of joy".
Maintain appearance of activity areas and program supplies and equipment.
Promote positive interaction between residents and families, schools, and other community groups.
Train/supervise other staff to oversee planned activities.
Orient new staff members regarding activity programs and procedures.
With family, help create a memory book for each new resident that highlights the resident’s family, interests and other pertinent history. Share information with staff.
Set annual goals and assess quarterly. With Director approval, make improvements based on feedback from family and staff surveys, meetings, etc.
Work closely with Director and/or Family Service Coordinator to plan special events and integrate activities with marketing objectives.
Coordinate transportation and drive the Community vehicle for activities and appointments as needed.
Coordinate recognition of resident birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Embrace & demonstrate the organization’s 4 core values: Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment

Knowledge of the community
Proven track record of integrity
Excellent verbal/written communication and problem solving skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, prospective residents, facility operations and personnel
Ability to work scheduled hours based on personnel and community needs including possible weekends and evenings
Ability to work independently and/or interact with team members at all levels and promote teamwork
Ability to recognize improvement opportunities
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast paced, service oriented, environment.
Ability to drive a company vehicle.

Personal Attributes
Positive, energetic and outgoing with a desire to make our seniors life as meaningful as possible
Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
Maturity, leadership and managerial presence
Always reacts quickly and with an appropriate sense of urgency to requests, issues, e-mails or other events in a timely and flexible fashion.
A strong team player that contributes ideas and suggestions to the team and is part of corporate strategy
Join the family!