Warwick Forest Independent Living is seeking a Household Mentor - Activities to join our team!
Located in Newport News, Riverside Warwick Forest offers an active and healthy, independent lifestyle in a caring community of friends and neighbors; a community our residents are proud to call home. The facility has 135 Independent Living Apartments and 131 total Assisted Living units, 22 of those being Memory Support.
Centrally located in Newport News off of Denbigh Blvd., Warwick Forest is a large multi-building campus that feels much more like a neighborhood than a healthcare facility. Every team member's and neighbor's unique story adds another layer to the fabric of our one-of-a-kind family - diverse yet completely woven together. We are proud of our differences and united in our friendships.
Job Summary: The Household Mentor works in partnership with the Household Nurse Mentor to promote resident and guests' well-being and satisfaction by supporting resident-guest directed care. The Household Mentor provides leadership to the household team, keeps the overall functioning of the household running smoothly, and fortifies the vision of the household. The Mentor supervises employees within the scope of licensure and household responsibilities. As a working leader, the Household Mentor performs tasks essential to the direct care of the residents and guests according to facility and RHS policies and procedures. The Mentor assures the households ability to plan and carry out interests and social activities to meet resident and guest wishes and to promote the psychosocial wellbeing of all residents and guests. The Mentor facilitates a real team approach that empowers staff, residents and guests to make autonomous decisions. As an employee of the household, the Household Mentor is considered a versatile worker and is cross-trained in different functions of the household within scope of licensure (if applicable) in order to meet resident and guest needs as they occur.
Education: Prefer a 4 year college degree with course work in Recreation Therapy, Gerontology, Education, Mental Health, the Arts or other related field. Upon employment must be willing to complete the Social Service Designee course.
Certifications: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or Certified Activity Director required to obtain within 90 days of hire. AHS Heart Saver AED certification is required within 30 days of hire. Current and valid Virginia Driver's license with acceptable driving record is required. For more information on how to obtain a CTRS license or Certified Activity Director license please see the links below. Please be advised that both of these licenses require a significant educational commitment:
Certified Activities Director: http://nccap.org/activity-director-certified-adc
Experience: Two years leadership experience preferably in senior living, family and aging services, mental health, children's services, the arts, or teaching is strongly preferred.