Life Enrichment Coordinator
The nonprofit San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living serves a significant number of patients and long-term care/skilled nursing residents each year in its Jewish Home & Rehab Center. Non-residential care is offered through our short-term and rehabilitation services unit for patients who require specialized interdisciplinary rehabilitation to recover from surgery or an acute illness, and through our acute geriatric psychiatry hospital. With a complement of close to 650 compassionate, experienced clinical and allied health personnel, SFCJL provides older adults with a variety of life-enriching healthcare programs and services in a welcoming, stimulating environment.
SFCJL’s transformed campus includes the new Lynne & Roy M. Frank Residences (assisted living apartments and memory care & support assisted living suites), and Byer Square, a non-residential community of programs, services, and support.
The Life Enrichment Coordinator is responsible for planning and conducting meaningful activities with residents. The program includes providing both group, one-on-one, and self-directed activities for senior adults.
- Provide an opportunity for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents/patients.
- Create a positive, caring, and stimulating environment.
- Re-motivate residents/patients to become actively involved in life, by contributing toward a renewal of physical, mental, and social abilities.
- Respond to the needs and abilities of the residents/patients, which may vary, and must be able to carry out activities with these differences in mind.
- Provide one-to-one relationships with the patients/residents who decline to participate in group activities, or who are unable to attend group activities.
- Fulfill important emotional needs, towards residents/patients, by providing support in times of crisis and help with problems in daily living.
- Responsible for timely completion of resident’s/patient’s records to include attendance record and other activity notes as deemed appropriate.
- Work closely with other departments in the Home nursing, Dietary, Rehab, and Volunteers, discharge planners, case managers, etc.
- May supervise student interns and volunteers who are involved with activities.
- Consultation with the resident’s/patient’s family members.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the field (recreational therapy, psychology, health care, geriatrics, social work, or recreation administration) preferred
- Experience working within a geriatric group and related field preferred
- Recreation Therapy certification preferred
- Experience working with psychiatric patients preferred
- Sound group work, organizational, and communication skills.
- A creative, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, resourceful, self-motivated, innovative thinker, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively, independently, and within an interdisciplinary teamwork approach.
- Must be sensitive to varying levels of physical and emotional health.
- Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, religions, etc.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.