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Director of Wellness & Lifestyles in Joplin, MO at Spring River Christian Village

Date Posted: 1/5/2019

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Job Description


Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

We are seeking a Director of Wellness & Lifestyles who is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and implementing an activity program to meet residents’ needs in compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate requirements; assuring the activities are designed to meet the interest and the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident.  The Director of Wellness will review monthly staff schedules, payroll sign-off, manage and oversee training program and assist with training.

We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • PathwayPay (daily pay) – Get your pay, when you need it.
  • Generous PTO Program
  • Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life (employer paid), Short & Long Term Disability, Group Accident, and Critical Illness
  • 403(b) & Flex Spending
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts and Other Perks
  • Administers activity functions of the care plan process.
    • Ensures all activity staff is trained in the care plan process.
    • Develops and maintains a relationship with all units to ensure team effort is achieved in development a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Manages the activity component of the resident assessment upon admission and review and updates the program as necessary, with compliance to corporate guidelines.
  • Uses resident Assessment Protocols (RAPs) to determine whether to proceed to care planning for concerns related to a resident’s activity program needs.
  • Manages and oversees the programs that ensure residents are involved and engaged in the program.
  • Documents activity interests, needs, and concerns of residents in their care plans for review.
  • Ensures residents receive adequate stimulation and physical development from the activities offered.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates all activity programs.
  • Reviews activity functions periodically to ensure quality control measures are maintained.
  • Meets with activity staff on regular bases to develop, conduct and evaluate activities.
  • Attracts and brings in outside groups from the local community, take residents on field trips, include family participation, and offer a fun and engaging set of activities.
  • Assumes accountability for and implementation of approved policies and procedures.
  • Assumes responsibility for department compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate regulations.
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession.
  • Participates in the interviewing, discipline, and performance evaluations of staff.
  • Conducts interviews, hires department staff, conducts counseling interviews and initiates disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Manages staffing department and ensures hours are in the budget.
  • Conducts staff meetings with all shifts to plan, coordinate, and implement departmental and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, staff, volunteers, and families to ensure residents are receiving the best quality care.
  • Demonstrates consistent management of staff and resources.
  • Directs and supervises scheduling of employees within established guidelines for allocation of personnel on duty.
  • Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care to all residents.
  • Operates department within the established budget guidelines.
  • Organizes and maintains all records necessary.
  • Orients new employees to their duties according to the corporate guidelines.
  • Participates in developing, planning, conducting, and scheduling in-service training classes to help ensure a well-educated staff.
  • Plans and manages the process of ensuring the department meets all state and federal standards and does well in all compliance surveys.
  • Plans, schedules and implements an appropriate program of individual and group activities based on residents’ needs.
  • Reports activity department operational concerns to the Executive Director / Administrator.
  • Accountable for assuring resident safety.
  • Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with residents, staff, volunteers, and families to ensure residents are receiving the best quality care.
  • Completes all required documentation accurately and timely following all community policies and procedures.
  • Ensures quality customer service to the residents, families, and staff the department serves.
  • Follows all departmental safety rules and utilize proper body mechanics in the performance of all tasks.
  • Follows all written and oral directions as given by supervisor.
  • Fosters self-respect and a feeling of worth in each resident by consistent kindness, understanding, and patience in their care.
  • Observes all community policies and procedures, including but not limited to safety, infection control, residents’ rights, and those contained in the employee handbook and nursing policy and procedure manual.
  • Participates in all in-services and activities as required.
  • Supervises proper care and use of equipment and waste disposal procedures in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Uses proper equipment and techniques to ensure safety of resident and staff.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all protected health information whether electronic, written, or oral exposed to either during the course of assigned duties or as a result of an incidental disclosure.
  • Applies the minimum necessary standard in all matters related to residents’ protected health information.
  • Activity Director Certification course required.
  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • College work in social services preferred.
  • Three years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in a social or recreation program in a health care setting preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to follow and give written and oral directions.
  • Demonstrate dependability, cooperation, and interest in the care of the elderly.
  • Display leadership qualities, good communication skills, and a desire to continuously learn.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, residents, families, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Pass background check before and during employment, as defined by Christian Horizons’ background check policy, with no disqualifications by committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses defined within.


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