The Life Enrichment Director provides for an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.
This individual supervises Activity Assistants and Volunteers
1. Provide an activities program on a daily basis including evenings and weekends.
A. Provide a plan of activities appropriate to the needs of each individual resident in accordance with the Inspirations program that includes, but is not limited to:
- Group social activities.
- Indoor and outdoor activities, which may include daily walks.
- Activities away from the facility.
- Spiritual programs with cooperation of chaplain
- Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program.
- Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs, exercise activities
- Maintain a vibrant one-to-one program
- Promotion of facility / community interaction
B. Prepare a monthly calendar of activities written in large print and posted in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors.
C. Coordinate the activities program with other departments and services in the facility.
D. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.
E. Assess resident needs and develop resident activities goals for the written care plan.
F. Encourage resident participation in activities and document outcomes.
G. Review goals and progress notes.
H. Properly document MDS reports and progress notes.
2. Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage.
A. Strictly adhere to set departmental budget.
B. Foster family and community support of the activity program (e. g., through newsletters,
networking, activities which bring family members or members of the community into the
3. Contribute to facility efforts to maintain and /or improve quality of care through participation in the following:
A. Attend Care Plan meetings.
B. Attend Department Head Meetings.
C. Attend mandatory in-services
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Evidence of effective problem resolution skills
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Willingness to consider the advice and opinions of others
- Ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences
- Ability to coordinate and conduct meetings
- Ability to set and achieve goals
- Ability to be organized and efficient.
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to train and motivate others
- Ability and willingness to act as a role model in conduct and appearance
- Basic computer skills