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Wellness Center Director

SUMMARY

Directs on site Wellness Center by performing assessments and providing health education to clients and residents on site and in the community

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Design and oversee group wellness and exercise programs for client/residents   based on level of function.
  • Implements specific exercise programs to reach residents that need one-on-one assistance.
  • Works with the case managers to assure proper placement of each client/resident into an appropriate exercise group to best serve personal needs.
  • Orients new participants to the Wellness Center, demonstrating proper maintenance and use of health equipment, hours of operation, room layout, and logging/tracking exercise goals.
  • Maintains participant files, tracks and observes participation levels.
  • Performs assessment of new client/resident to determine appropriate “exercise” plan of care.
  • Assists in the oversight of adult day care programs related to fitness.
  • Staff education regarding fall prevention, techniques for assisting with mobility, exercise principles, and body mechanics.
  • Assisting activities staff in preparing for and overseeing any activities involving physical activity. (Senior Olympics, outings to the park, scenic walks…)
  • Presents educational seminars to internal and external community regarding general health and fitness.
  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the wellness center, including exercise equipment and exercise areas, keeping it organized, safe and sanitary for all customers.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES .

Not applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

College degree in health/human services, recreational therapy, or physical education from a four year accredited college and/or five plus years related experience and training.  Prefer certified fitness instructor.  Three to five years supervisory and administrative experience.  Prior experience in providing services to the elderly and/or individuals having dementia or related memory impairment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Prefer certification and or experience as a Certified Fitness Instructor, and/or related Associate or Bachelor Degree in health field.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is mild and should be controlled due to the population served and the behaviors noise can trigger.

The safety and security of our current and future residents is our top priority. We are admitting new full-time residents after a professional health screening. Employment opportunities are also available. Tanglewood Manor, Memory Garden, The Magnolia, and Field of Dreams are open for limited visitation.Learn more.
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