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Therapeutic Recreation Director / Activity Director in Memory Care in Newton, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 3/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Benchmark Senior Living is growing and we are excited to welcome our 59th community; Adelaide of Newton Centre. Our beautiful state of the art, all memory care community will have an opening date in early summer of 2019! 

We are seeking a seasoned Therapeutic Recreation/Activity Director to oversee our memory care activities and recreational outings. 

Want to make your mark? At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

Do you want to be part of team who will change the way memory care support is being delivered to seniors?  If you are, then Adelaide of Newton Centre is looking for YOU!  

We are seeking professionals who want to be part of an innovative and dynamic memory care community that focuses on making a difference in the lives of seniors. Come and join the largest senior living provider in New England and be part of an amazing organization that focuses on elevating the human connection in all that we do! 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Implements events and programs to enhance the assisted living experience and improve the resident quality of life
• Evaluates programs to make sure the quality of memory care programs fits the needs of all residents
• Develops an innovative seven day a week activity program that is engaging for all residents
• Monthly family-centered programming held on a consistent basis to promote participation and ease in scheduling.
• Responsible for leading and implementing one-on-one, small group and large group programming according to the programming schedule
• Supports, encourages, and directs independent program pursuits, both individually and in small groups
• Supports the resident’s abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
• Produces an online and printable quality monthly newsletter and calendar and daily activity calendar on a timely basis, through Benchmarks Internal Social Media Website
• Is able to manage and support activity associates, including transportation and our community Van Driver

Job Requirements

Requirements

• Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues
• Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals
• Management and Leadership Experience
•Certified Dementia Practitioner and Therapeutic Recreation experience is preferred
• Experience in multifaceted cognitive program in a long term care setting is a plus

Benefits

At Benchmark Senior Living, we recognize how hard our employees work in order to provide our resident seniors with the best possible care. Therefore, we are proud to provide great compensation and excellent benefits!

Benefits available include:

• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Long-term Disability Insurance
• UNUM
• 401(k) Retirement Planning
• Working Advantage
• Culture Compensation
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Adoption Assistance
• Discounts on Midlife Auto and Home Insurance through payroll deduction
• Paid Membership fees for SitterCity