Ingleside At King Farm
  • Life Enrichment
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Competitive
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical,Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO


Ingleside at King Farm (IKF) is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community central to the award-winning inter-generational King Farm community. We offer small town living just a short ride from the Nation's capital. Inside our walls, residents find a stress-free lifestyle with a variety of cultural arts, wellness activities and amenities to choose from, and some of the area's most spacious apartment homes. But most of all, they find unique members and staff with rich life experiences who have created a community within a community. Ingleside offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. This is a very exciting time for at IKF with our newly opened state of the art Assisted Living Memory Support and Center for Healthy Living! And, later this year, the addition of our Gardenside apartments.

Ingleside at King Farm is looking to hire a Director of Live Enrichment. If you meet the requirements of this position, take accountability for your actions, treat everyone with respect, are innovative, a good steward of resources and assets and strive for excellence we would be honored to review your cover letter and application.

Position Overview:

The position of Director of Live Enrichment is primarily responsible for delivery of services related to Ingleside at King Farm's (IKFs) 7 dimensions of Wellness (Spiritual, Physical, Social, Emotional, Occupational, Intellectual, Environmental).  In addition, this position requires excellent design and documentation skills for developing processes, projects, programs, policies, and systems.  Must have the ability to influence without having direct control, have the creative ability to take a vision and translate into programs that can be deployed, have an expert understanding of the program needs of residents in Independent, Assisted, Skilled Nursing and Dementia care living environments.   Must be an effective communicator, have strong leadership, teaching, coaching and motivational skills.  Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.  Must approach all encounters with residents, associates, and vendors in a friendly, service-oriented manner while demonstrating a high work ethic.  Must have the ability and willingness to meet project deadlines and goals, be punctual and dependable.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, the Arts or related field, five (5) to eight (8) years of cultural arts, activities programming and management required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Incumbent should be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form, possess high-quality verbal and written communication ability, strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and be available to handle community relations.
  • Must be proficient in the operation of computer applications such as Microsoft Office and community selected Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system..

 

Responsibilities:

Life Enrichment:

Oversees the implementation of integrated Life Enrichment programs and activities, in conjunction with residents and staff in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Assisted Living-Memory Support, and Comprehensive Care that addresses the seven dimensions of Wellness.

  • Designs and implements innovative approaches to maximize resident wellness in support of IKF's Life Enrichment strategy in alignment with IKF's business objectives.
  • Oversees the deployment of individualized, person-centered activity programs and events for residents in all levels of care. 
  • Assesses/monitors resident's needs and identifies services, interventions and goals to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being.
  • Demonstrates the ability to integrate age specific requirements with individual development, mental, social, and cultural needs when planning, overseeing and performing services for geriatric residents.
  • Designs the Life Enrichment strategy and then leverages strategic partnerships in development of programs and services.
  • Works with Marketing and Sales Services to enhance the IKF brand and to develop Life Enrichment Programs.
  • Designs, documents and leads the implementation of Ingleside at King Farm's Life Enrichment programs, processes, policies and procedures for Independent Living, Assisted Living-Memory Support, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing neighborhoods.
  • Works closely with the chaplain to ensure a breadth of ecumenical programming for residents.
  • Interacts with Resident Council to ensure satisfaction of Life Enrichment services.
  • Works with residents and their families on a daily basis to resolve any inquiries and/or issues that arise in relation to Life Enrichment and/or quality of life.
  • Supervises the Cultural Arts Manager for Independent Living to ensure the implementation of person-directed programming, the upkeep of needed supplies, and oversight of activity spaces (e.g. Multipurpose Room, Art Studio, Game Room)
  • Supervises the Fitness Manager to ensure the implementation of functionally-appropriate programs, the upkeep of needed supplies, and oversight of fitness spaces (Pool, Gym, Fitness Studio)
  • Fulfills the Senior Leadership Team Purpose: Integrate the Ingleside at King Farm programs and operations to meet stakeholder expectations while achieving our financial goals. Work together to impact the products and services for our stakeholders by: sharing information; making decisions; coordinating work; and, providing advice to the Executive Director.  Proactively manage, stay within budget.

Management:

Acts as a leader and manager of assigned positions; ensuring productivity, efficiency and accuracy in work performed.

  • Maintains payroll and timesheets for all staff.
  • Prepares yearly budget for department and sends to Executive Director.
  • Ensures initial and on-going training is provided to employees as needed; ensures cross-training is completed as appropriate.
  • Identifies unacceptable performance and behavior exhibited by employees and takes appropriate action; utilizes progressive discipline policy when appropriate and maintains documentation as required.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations of staff; sends copy of evaluation to Human Resources.
  • Assures that Life Enrichment staff follows established policies and procedures at all times.
  • Screens, interviews, and hires new staff on an as needed basis.
  • Updates job descriptions for all department members as needed.

 

Performance and Professionalism:

Maintains professional presence when representing Ingleside at King Farm; exhibits degree of professionalism consistent with standards in performance, behavior, and appearance.

  • Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy at all times according to policies and procedures; uses discretion when discussing confidential matters.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior with residents, families, co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and other department staff.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with management and coworkers; willingly follows directions and requests as appropriate.

Professional Development:

Maintains professional presence when representing Ingleside at King Farm; exhibits degree of professionalism consistent with standards in performance, behavior, and appearance.

  • Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy at all times according to policies and procedures; uses discretion when discussing confidential matters.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior with residents, families, co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and other department staff.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with management and coworkers; willingly follows directions and requests as appropriate.
  • Exhibits professional standards through appearance and demeanor consistent personnel standards.

 

 EEO Statement:

As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

If interested in this position please apply to this posting and attach cover letter along with your resume.

Due to the large number of applicants please DO NOT call to check on the status of your application. Hiring managers will review all applicants and contact those that are the best qualified.

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