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Erickson Living Activity Director in Peabody, Massachusetts


Brooksby Village by Erickson Senior Living

Brooksby Village is a beautiful 90-acre continuing care retirement community located just 20 minutes from Boston in Peabody, Massachusetts. We’re part of a growing network of communities developed and managed by Erickson Senior Living, a national provider of senior living and health care with campuses in 11 states—and growing.

Brooksby Village is looking for a a proven leader to join our Activities and Programming Department

Sign on Bonus: $5,000

We are looking for a Programming Manager to oversee the overall operation of the Continuing Care Programming Department. This position assures that an on-going program of therapeutic and recreational activities stimulate the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional well-being of our Continuing Care residents (skilled nursing, long term care, memory care and assisted living.

How you will make an impact:

  • Provide an environment that promotes and supports an active, healthy and independent lifestyle in accordance with the abilities of each individual resident.

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the activity programs of Continuing Care, adapt programming based on the level of resident’s impairment.

  • Participate in the Interdisciplinary Team Care Planning process.

  • Provide oversight of delivery of customized, individualized resident services. Create a monthly activity calendar to be displayed on each nursing unit and in each resident’s room.

  • Design and plan therapeutic and recreational activity programs using own skill areas of specialty. Determine the need for activity supplies, identify vendors, generate supply lists, order supplies, label and distribute supplies where needed.

  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and County requirements related to activity program documentation, including daily attendance, monthly calendars, progress note, MDS and Care Plans.

  • Participate in yearly budget planning process; identify payroll and department supply needs.

  • Educate staff and volunteers regarding resident’s abilities and limitations, psychosocial needs and therapeutic interventions during in-service training and staff meeting. Serve as a resource person and role model for others.

What we offer:

  • A "career for life" approach to professional and personal development for our greatest asset, our employees.

  • State of the art community campuses, ongoing expansion plans, and design enhancements to ensure Erickson Living continues to set the standard for senior living excellence.

  • Onsite wellness visits and sick care available for all employees over 18 years of age.

  • Tuition reimbursement, certification reimbursement and student loan refinancing partnership programs are available.

  • Competitive benefit packages including medical, dental, vision and 401K with a match after 1 year.

  • Compensation: Depends on Experience - $70,000 - $85,000

What you will need:

  • A four year degree is required.

  • Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and is certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body is required.

  • Has minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Activity/Recreation/Program Manager/Director in a geriatric setting or 4 years as a Programming Assistant or 1 year as a Program Coordinator is required.

  • ADCP (Activity Director Certified Provisional) or ADC (Activity Director Certified) is required.

  • CPR Certification required.

  • May be a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant or completed a training course approved by the State.

Erickson Senior Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and are committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Since 1983, Erickson Senior Living’s national network of managed communities has been devoted to one mission—helping people live better lives. If you're driven to make a difference and feel passionate about what you do, you'll thrive in an Erickson Senior Living career. Experience a work and social environment beyond the traditional office setting, with access to multiple on-campus dining choices, health and wellness facilities, lush green spaces, and so much more. Come see why we’re among the most respected names in senior living, now serving 27,000 residents with a team of more than 14,000 employees.