Westminster at Lake Ridge
  • 12-Feb-2020 (EST)
  • Life Enrichment
  • Lake Ridge, VA, USA
  • On Call

Westminster at Lake Ridge, an Ingleside organization is home to a retirement lifestyle free from care and rich with opportunity. It's home to a charming, historic neighborhood brimming with small-town charm, set against the natural forested beauty of Northern Virginia. Our community rests on 62 acres of land that back up to the Occoquan reservoir.  A few miles away, you'll find our nation's capital with a rich urban texture, pulsing with the energy, arts, historical and cultural attractions only a major city can offer.

We have an exciting opportunity for Life Enrichment Assistant to join the Ingleside team and serve the many stakeholders at Westminster at Lake Ridge. Our employee population is diverse, committed to our core values and provides the highest quality of care.  Ingleside offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance plans, generous PTO plan, a 401k plan with an employer match.

 

Position Summary:

 

This position will plan and implement group and individual life enrichment programs and services to our residents so that social, physical, emotional, occupational, educational, and cognitive functioning is maximized. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Life Enrichment with planning and executing person-centered, individualized, and adapted programs on the Assisted Living-Memory Support neighborhood that contribute to the improvement, maintenance, and enhancement of the resident's quality of life, taking into account resident preferences, abilities, and challenges.

Qualifications:

High School diploma or Associates Degree in a Human Service field required, six (6) months to one-year related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a Dementia Practitioner (CDP) or eligibility to obtain CDP within 90 days of hire date through the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) is required.  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, and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be proficient in the operation of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Publisher, fax, etc.   

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Assists with planning and/or leading individual and group activities in the Assisted Living-Memory Support neighborhood.

 

  • Develops, promotes, and implements a variety of life enrichment programming that encompass the Seven Dimensions of Wellness for the Assisted Living Memory Support Neighborhood.
  • Assists with transportation of residents from each program location, as needed.
  • Assesses resident's needs, interests, and strengths through resident interviews and collaboration with family members, identifies interventions and goals to help maximize optimal functioning, and creates individualized programming based on interests.
  • Completes/monitors assessments, care plans, progress notes and other documentation related to activity pursuit patterns in compliance with facility requirements and policies as instructed by Director of Life Enrichment.
  • Provides one-to-one support to residents as indicated by the resident plan of care.
  • Communicates scheduled activities and special events to residents, family members/care givers and staff verbally (as necessary) and ensures each resident receives a copy of the monthly Life Enrichment Calendar.
  • Possesses an understanding of the social, psychological, physical and recreational needs of the geriatric population especially those experiencing cognitive decline.
  • Provides education and support to family members as needed.
  • Maintains current record of all activities including resident participation, events, and feedback.

 

  • Maintains professional presence when representing Westminster at Lake Ridge and 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.
  • Exhibit professional standards through appearance and demeanor consistent personnel standards.
  • Seeks out new methods and practices and a willingness to incorporate them into existing practices.

 

 

 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 you meet the qualifications for this position, we will be honored to review your resume.  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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