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Careers / Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) /Life Enrichment Manager

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) /Life Enrichment Manager

Interested in joining The Kensington Family?

Why The Kensington Reston? Because Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own…and this extends to our team members too!

Become part of a community that’s driven by its unique core values: a Love for Seniors, Respect for Each Other, Passion for Excellence, and a Spirit to Serve. Partner with us to find your path, grow your purpose, and expect the unexpected: deeper connections, better opportunities, and a stronger sense of belonging.

Salary: $65,000-68,000/year


  • A community where you’re treated like family!
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • Complimentary meals
  • Career growth and paid training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist/ Life Enrichment Manager is responsible for development, organization, and coordination of property and community resources to provide comprehensive Life Enrichment/Therapeutic services and programs that meet the needs and interests of each resident in the community. The program will be designed to meet, in accordance with the resident assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, spiritual, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participates in the yearly business and budget planning for the Life Enrichment program. Monitor and adjust staffing levels, Life Enrichment planning/delivery, and supply inventories to ensure the community meets labor cost, supply cost, and Life Enrichment goals.
  • Evaluates residents’ functional levels and determining resident interests and social needs to create cognitive groupings to include Bridges Programs, Kensington Club, and pocket programming.
  • Coordinates with the Director of AL and Director of MC weekly to assess Life Enrichment needs and goals. Participates in transition intervention plans for those on the internal waitlist.
  • Responsible for the completion of incoming resident’s Life Story and Move In at a Glance as assigned. Coordinates with the Director of Nursing and Neighborhood Directors/Manager to ensure that personal information is included in the resident’s Individualized Service Plan as appropriate.
  • Plans, implements and monitors meaningful group and individual programs and Life Enrichment for all residents based on physical, psychosocial, cognitive level, spiritual needs, and interests. Creates and distributes monthly Life Enrichment calendars to team members, residents and family members.
  • Supervises Life Enrichment team members. Ensures they develop and lead one-on-one and group activities. Ensures the proper preparation of rooms, equipment, and supplies prior to each activity and restaging the space after each activity. Encourages resident and family participation in Life Enrichment.
  • Ensures that the activities spaces are well maintained and properly stocked with program supplies and equipment. Ensures that program supplies are organized and readily available for Care Partners to support pocket programming.
  • Coordinates off-site resident outings and ensures that appropriate team members are present to provide transportation, oversight and assistance as needed.
  • Directs the process of communicating with residents, families, team members and community via newsletters, calendars, updates, and social/ digital media platforms. Ensure the monthly newsletters, calendars and daily highlights are creative, informative, accurate, and distributed on time.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments in the community.
  • Monitors Quality Indicators and participates in regular reviews to identify improvement opportunities and level of compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations and facility policies. Develops corrective active plans to implement and maintain improvements.
  • Attends monthly KSL Collaboratives and participates in other professional development opportunities as required.

Knowledge and Skill: 

  • Must have excellent verbal skills and communication abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team-based environment.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including; Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Property Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of photographic and audio/visual equipment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license.
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other associates and personnel of other community agencies at all levels.

Mental and Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms above, below and at shoulder height.
  • The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to push a minimum of 200 pounds and be able to push such weight a minimum distance of 200 feet.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during an emergency.
  • Work areas may be subject to noise, distractions, and interruptions. Must have the ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations is required.
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