Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and potentially hostile people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.
Education and Experience
A degree from an accredited college/university, or equivalent of experience in a related setting
. Prefer degrees in Therapeutic Recreation, Gerontology, or Recreation Management.Licensing/Certifications
The Life Enrichment Director must meet one of the following qualifications:
1. Be a qualified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist who is:
a. Licensed or registered either nationally or by the state in which practicing and
b. Eligible for certification as a Therapeutic Recreation specialist by a recognized accrediting body.
2. Possess 2 years experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, 1 of which was full-time in a resident activities program in a health care setting.
3. Be a qualified Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant.
4. Successfully complete a training course approved by the state. Apply Here