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Director of Community Life Services

Company: Laurel Crest Retirement Community
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Laurel Crest Retirement Community, a life plan community of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, is seeking an energetic and compassionate Director of Community Life Services. This leader will be responsible for directing the overall operation of the Life Enrichment Department, ensuring the on-going programs are designed to meet the individual interests and encourage the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident. This position is responsible to act as the social service designee in the licensed health center and assist with transitions of care.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise all Life Enrichment Coordinators, Volunteer Program, Community Store and Salon/Spa services.
  • Develop and implement diverse, creative and innovative events and programs across all levels of care.
  • Promote quality of life enrichment through programs/events involving all seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, environmental and vocational.
  • Encourage resident involvement in planning and implementing programming through the Programs Committee.
  • Develop a working knowledge of applicable regulations and stay updated on regulatory changes.
  • Responsible for required social services care planning and documentation.
  • Supervise the recruitment, orientation, training, scheduling and recognition of volunteers and employees and provide annual evaluation of effectiveness of program.
  • Welcome and assist new residents and their families; orient residents to community lifestyle.
  • Attend and participate in continuing education as needed.
  • Oversee the decorating of the community for holidays and special events as well as coordinating the Monthly Newsletter.Requirements: Minimum Education, Experience and Skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree in related field: Social Work, Recreation Therapy, Social Sciences, Gerontology, Fitness/Wellness, Art Therapy, Music Therapy or other healthcare related field.
    • National Certified as an Activity Professional or Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or Licensed Social Worker
    • Possess a varied background of skills/talents/interests: performing arts, arts & crafts, fitness/wellness, music, creative writing etc.
    • 5 years of related and/or supervisory experience in Senior Living
    • Moderate computer skills
    • Valid South Carolina driver's license and clean driving record
    • Knowledge of the local area for volunteer recruitment, community partnerships and event planning.

Keywords: Laurel Crest Retirement Community, Columbia , Director of Community Life Services, Executive , West Columbia, South Carolina

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