Activities Director Lutheran Senior Services Ballwin

Title Activities Director
Date 23 November 2020
Company Lutheran Senior Services
City Ballwin

Short Description :

Company vehicles and those using their own vehicles for business purposes have the appropriate drivers license, insurance coverage, and meet the auto liability carriers drivers criteria A degree in a related field Therapeutic Recreation, ,…

Full Description :

Job Description


The Director of Lifestyle Enrichment upholds the philosophy, vision and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of LSS is realized so that "Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest" by providing coordination and oversight of activities that enrich the lives and the lifestyle of the residents. Provides supervision to Lifestyle Enrichment staff in the delivery of Lifestyle Enrichment functions that support the domains of wellness including social, intellectual, physical and spiritual for residents in assigned level of living.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plans, organizes and facilitates lifestyle enrichment functions for a level of living. Keeps abreast of new and innovative ideas balancing the dimensions of wellness. Assesses the needs of the residents and evaluates participation levels in planning future activities and functions.

Completes an evaluation of resident’s recreation and leisure preferences at the time of resident move in.

Hires, trains and supervises the Lifestyle Enrichment staff in the performance of their duties. Conducts annual performance appraisals; develops and coaches staff as needed.

Collaborates with each level of community life to plan and coordinate the monthly Lifestyle Enrichment calendars; distributes calendars to residents and families.

If working in Assisted Living, participates in service plans.

Participates with community and Lifestyle Enrichment leadership in establishing the Lifestyle Enrichment and transportation budget. Monitors and tracks expenses on an on-going basis and balances expenses against budget.

Develops and changes departmental policies and procedures as needed.

Schedules transportation for residents and ensure that company vehicles are maintained.

May coordinate and oversee the community transportation program involving scheduling of bus resources, hiring and scheduling drivers, maintenance and licensing of vehicles, meeting DOT and other regulations.

May hold the responsibility of coordinating their Community’s volunteer program in conjunction with a designated member of the LSS Volunteer and Community Engagement team, which may include determining volunteer needs, onboarding and orientation, record-keeping, evaluation and retention of the volunteers.

Participates in the leadership team staff meetings and supports community wide and/or departmental efforts.

Participates in LSS-wide Lifestyle Enrichment meetings and training opportunities.

May facilitate and assist the resident council or other resident forums for each level of living in the community.

If working in an Assisted Living area, documents in resident’s charts regarding pertinent information to conform to Clinical policy and state and federal regulations.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • 24 years experience in an activity/lifestyle enrichment role with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • A degree in a related field (Therapeutic Recreation, Art or Music Therapy, Social Work) preferred.
  • Must be CPR certified upon hire or within 31 days of beginning employment with LSS
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity and resourcefulness.
  • Recognizes the value of extra-ordinary customer service and values person-centered care.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to lead a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with employees, residents and families.
  • Proficient computer skills.

Other Qualifications:

(LSS) requires drivers of licensed company vehicles and those using their own vehicles for business purposes have the appropriate driver’s license, insurance coverage, and meet the auto liability carrier’s driver’s criteria.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

The physical activities, demands and working conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

Employee must be willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee is constantly required to use hands to finger, handle and feel and talk or hear. The employee may help with moving residents in wheelchairs,setting up tables and chairs and other supplies and equipment used for activities.

  • Employee lifts up to 40 lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Employee uses up to 56.6 pounds of force to push/pull residents in wheelchairs weighing up to 350 pounds; The force required to push/pull this same 350-pound resident increases to 94 pounds if the work environment contains unavoidable ramps

The work environment is well lighted and ventilated and has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat). Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the Aids and Hepatitis B viruses. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc. May work beyond normal working hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards and LSS policies and procedures.

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