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Memory Care Activities Coordinator

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Why The Kensington Reston? Because “We Promise to Care and Love You Just As We Do Our Own Family!” 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.

Benefits (starting at 32 hrs/week):

  • A community where you’re treated like family!
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • Complimentary meals and uniforms
  • Career growth and paid training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of activities which are specifically designed to enrich the lives of the Memory Care residents. Develops and publishes the monthly Assisted Living activities calendar.
  • Supervises the training, development, and performance of the activities assistants assigned to work in the Memory Care neighborhood. Responsible for providing input into the performance evaluations for these team members.
  • Contributes to residents’ care planning by participating in assessment, developing service plan goals and approaches, and maintaining progress notes.
  • Develops and leads one-on-one and group activities. Prepares rooms, equipment, supplies prior to each activity and cleans up after each activity. Encourages resident and family participation in activities. Transports residents to and from activities as needed.
  • Completes appropriate documentation such as daily attendance records, historical monthly activities calendars, precautions list, and transportation logs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the Memory Care department and with other departments of the community. Cooperates with other departments in meeting the needs of the residents.
  • Assists with monthly newsletters and family communications as needed. Coordinates the preparation of monthly bulletin boards and seasonal decorations.
  • Assists the Director of Memory Care in evaluating a) effectiveness of activities programs, b) individual needs, and c) participation levels of each resident.
  • Attends resident/family council meetings as appropriate and proactively encourages and supports resident’s rights.
  • Administers an effective volunteer program in the Memory Care neighborhood.
  • Attends training courses and participates in other professional development activities as required.
Knowledge and Skill:
  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages, while maintaining an energetic and positive attitude.
  • Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialists or as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting body is preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a similar position in retirement living or home care.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team based environment.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with ability to take photos and videos for social media content.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment
  • Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.

Kensington Senior Living requires our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to receive a booster dose on or before their first date of employment. Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks has passed since an individual received the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, unless it would impose an undue hardship or pose a direct threat of substantial harm to the employee or others.

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