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Life Enrichment Specialist-Independent Living

Company: Seacrest Village Retirement Communities
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Corporate -Encinitas - Encinitas, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Job Shift: AM Shift

Life Enrichment Specialist-GHC-FT

Dear Applicant: WE are about Passion.People.Purpose. WE are Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit 501c senior housing organization. No matter what your job/position is at Seacrest Village, you share with all the people here, one principle function - to ensure our residents receive the best care and service ---The one thing you will always be held accountable for is the exercise of your best judgment. If you enjoy working with and/or around seniors, and associates who work as a team in every sense of the word, then you deserve to work for an employer like Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. Best of luck in your search!
The Life Enrichment Specialist will assist in the coordination the development and implementation of a well rounded, stimulating, energizing and varied activities program for residents. The program will be planned to address the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of residents specific to skilled nursing and including other building programs. Programs include but not limited to Arts, Music, Exercise, Games, Individualized programs, Outings, Cultural, Social and Wellness lectures.
The GHC Family residents, family member, guests, potential residents, staff and outside vendors/community.
The Residents, their families, guests and potential residents will enjoy with satisfaction a stimulating program of planned activities and events both inside the facility and in the community. Residents will feel their life in GHC is enhanced by the quality of the activities.

High school diploma, Activity Directors Certificate and BA Degree in Recreation or related field preferred. Experience may be substituted.
Prefer two (2) years proven work experience as Life Enrichment/Activities Planner or volunteer with seniors in public employment; country club, senior center, nursing facility, hotel or retirement community organizing activities for ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents.
Current Class C driver's license. Must provide current clean DMV printout.Must have strong communication skills. Excellent English skills. Knowledge of proper body mechanics. Computer literate software programs, i.e., word, print shop deluxe, etc. Basic Computer knowledge to complete current EMR system for charting in skilled nursing. Must pass pre-employment physical/TB test and able to obtain fingerprint clearance as required by our licensure. Obtain First Aid Certificate & Food Handlers Card. Utilize excellent communication skills with residents, families and community.
WORK PERFORMANCE - job knowledge, quality, productivity, planning, creativity, initiative

  • Plan, develop, implement, participate, and coordinate of resident activities based on a monthly planning schedule.
  • Collaborates with Director of GRC/Campus LE, Director of Nurses and Volunteer Services on recommendations for event ideas for GHC residents.
  • Plan, and develop Life Enrichment Calendars and Outings in GHC.
  • Collaborates and assists with the LE Liaison in arranging and setting up vendors/entertainment for GHC and scheduling big programs from GHC calendar.
  • Submits calendar for publishing and distribution.
  • Maintains Netflix account for GHC.
  • Manages and Maintains effective resident committees and communication with resident volunteers
  • Advocate for GHC residents as well as a consistent presence
  • Submit Invoices, check request in a timely manner and according to SV accounting procedures
  • Assist in the maintenance of the LE budget with for GHC, to include budget proposal and works within approved budget year.
  • Purchase and maintenance of activity equipment and supplies in a safe manner and organized manner.
  • Coordinates events with religious programming
  • Collects money and provides proper receipts of residents for specifically planned events above and beyond Seacrest Village routine activities.
  • Keep accurate records of GHC money collected.
  • Participates in daily activities, annual GHC events and quarterly events involving the Seacrest Campus.
  • Invite and encourage resident's participation in activities to include escorting and bringing residents to activities
  • Assist with the ambulation and safe transferring of residents from chairs, scooters, or wheelchairs.
  • Coordinate (room preps) and assist in the preparation and/or coordination of room set-ups, serving, clean up, including some furniture moving and climbing ladders of up to 8ft.
  • Coordinate with drivers and Director of LE the transportation schedule needed for day to day outings
  • Participates in the orientation of new residents including a profile for use in care planning.
  • Contributes to the service plan of the individual GHC residents.
  • Works with the Director of LE to enhance the volunteer program, including the training of new volunteers and the scheduling of volunteers.
  • Assists with the annual GHC recognition event for volunteers. Utilizes computer software to enhance presentation/promotion of activities
  • Utilize knowledge with community, city and county resources for programming and activity planning.
  • Report resident concerns to Director of GRC/LE and Director of Nurses or supervisor in charge.
  • Assists in GHC fitness program activities.
  • Life Enrichment programs will include some evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • Protect the rights and safety of the individual GHC residents including the observance of the San Diego Hebrew Homes Jewish traditions.

    32. Utilizes computer programming for signs, letters, memos, daily activity GHC Calendar, petty cash budget etc.
    33. Understands safety sign in GHC (i.e.: emergency call systems, fire alarms, and able to communicate safety procedure to residents.
    34. Carry radio to increase availability by front desk and/or designate LE Assistant to carry.

  • Assists in documentation as needed for individual Life Enrichment program using the appropriate assessment forms, completing the life enrichment plan within 7 (seven) working days of admission. Completes MDS portion of documentation, attends scheduled care plans with IDT Team.
  • Maintains timely progress notes specific to the residents activity plan, recording at least quarterly in the medical record and more frequently when appropriate.
  • Attends stand-up meetings with IDT Team as needed; as it relates to need of resident re: activities.
  • Attends Family Care Conferences as needed; as it relates to need of resident re: activities.

    FACTORS AFFECTING WORK PERFORMANCE - attendance, reliability, interpersonal, adaptability, judgment, mission, adherence to policy and regulatory requirements.

  • Makes time at work to have fun, laugh, breathe and smell the roses.
  • Regular, punctual attendance. Flexibility to include some weekends, evenings, holidays and specific events.
  • Will perform GHC other tasks and specific projects as delegated by the Director of GRC/Campus LE
  • Inform Director of GRC/Campus LE of significant resident changes and needs.
  • Payroll/HR-uses current computer system to record hours worked, taking meal period by the 5th hour of work,

    and complete assigned tasks on the HRIS system as designated by supervisor and HR

  • Participate in management, staff and other meetings to support facility operations.
  • Represent Seacrest Village and department in a professional and positive manner within and outside the community; appearance and attitude.
  • Mission - Familiarize self and staff with Seacrest Village policies and procedures and same with the Jewish tradition as observed by our residents, family and guests.
  • Interpersonal - Create and maintain a positive work environment based on individual respect, responsibility, personal and professional growth.
  • As a matter of SV policy and federal and state law; attends HIPAA training, follows HIPAA confidentiality and privacy policy, applies "minimum necessary", "needs to know" guidelines on GHC PHI information and reports non- compliance violations to Privacy Officer.
  • As a mandated reporter per DOJ requirements; attends Mandated Reporter Abuse training meetings, will report GHC abuse incidents; physical, emotional, financial, sexual, verbal, completing the 1) SOC 341 form, mailing or faxing, 2) calling the ombudsmen and/or department of health services; for GHC, call ombudsmen, CAPH and for serious injury the sheriff's department.
  • Follow the corporate compliance standard and employee code of conduct, of performing work with an ethical behavior and utilizing proper business conduct and professional practice, that complies with applicable laws, rules and regulations; as serving the residents, preserving the organizational reputation, maintaining resident/employee trust, and reporting noncompliance to the corporate compliance officer. As a matter of SV Cell Phone Policy; unless your position includes driving as an essential function under no circumstances should you PLACE or ANSWER calls using a cell phone while driving on Company business, personal and/or company time UNLESS they have a hands free device and one that recognizes voice prompts. Violating this policy is a violation of law beginning July 1, 2008 and a violation of Company rules.


  • Audio-visual aids, 2. Computer/printer, 3. Copier, 4.Radio Communication Equipment, 5. VCR,DVD, 6.Large screen TV, 7. Microphone, 8. Stereo entertainment center and, 9. Cable set-up, 10. Cellular phone, hands free device. 11. Camera

    1. Office functions, record keeping, 2. Assist in the Dining Room as needed, 3. Driver for residents
    While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk on their feet for several hours at a time. Hands, fingers, arms are frequently used for holding, stretching, and reaching. The employee will be expected to be able to climb or balance, kneel, stoop, bend and crouch. The employee must be able to lift or move, unassisted, up to 25 lbs. Excellent vision and hearing are required due to the safety of our residents. Good verbal communication.

Keywords: Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, Encinitas , Life Enrichment Specialist-Independent Living, Other , Encinitas, California

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