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National Director, Resident Life and Memory Care

Company: Covenant Living
Location: Skokie
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!The National Director, Resident Life and Memory Care will report to the Senior Vice President, Community Operations, and is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive resident wellness program consistent with the LifeConnect whole-person wellness model, across all levels of living. This position will be required to evolve programming over time as indicated by changes in the resident/staff population and advancements in science, lifestyle and technology. This position will collaborate with cross-functional leaders and key stakeholders at the central office and community.

The comprehensive resident wellness model will include memory care. This position will be responsible to develop a replicable and accredited memory care program that incorporates SAIDO, a key dimension of the overall memory care program.

Develop and implement programs to support the LifeConnect whole-person wellness model for all levels of living. Once built, modifications will be ongoing to keep pace with the needs and demands of the consumer. Elements required of the wellness model:

  • Re- the establish the vision and purpose across all levels of living (what, why and how)
  • Incorporate the 8 dimensions of wellness (spiritual, emotional, relational, physical, intellectual, vocational, environmental, financial)
  • Incorporate the organizational strategic pillar of improving the resident and employee experience
  • Re-establish the Covenant Living distinctions of LifeConnect, SAIDO as core components of the wellness model
  • Build the Covenant Living distinction of Inspired to Serve into the wellness modelDevelop and implement a memory care program with established training and incorporation of both the LifeConnect dimensions of wellness and SAIDO as key drivers.
    • Establish an Accredited Memory Care Speciality ProgramEstablish data driven metrics that inform and facilitate decision making around impact to whole-person wellness. Incorporate data points that are impactable to residents, prospective residents.

      All other duties as assigned.

      Requirements include:
      • Bachelor' Degree in psychology, health care, nursing, public health, health design, gerontology or sociology.
      • Master's Degree preferred
      • Certificates to include: Activity Director through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP) or Activity Professional Board Certified (AP-BC) by the National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center; Certified dementia care practitioner; Certified or eligible to become an Alzheimer's disease and dementia care trainer
      • 10+ years of experience in directing and developing resident life, wellness and memory care programing in senior living. Previous experience with supervison of staff and working directly with residents in leading and administering programs in residential, assisted living, assisted living memory care and nursing. Proven success in applying standards of practice and new methods to create positive resident experience and engagement outcomes.For full time employees, we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
        • Medical, dental and vision insurance
        • Employer paid group term life and disability
        • Paid Time Off (PTO) & six paid holidays
        • 403(b) with a 3% employer match
        • Fitness center use at most facilities.
        • Various voluntary benefits:
          • Life, AD&D
          • Tuition assistance and scholarships
          • Employee assistance program
          • Legal services, home/auto insurance, discount purchasing program
          • Pet InsuranceFor more information about Covenant Living and CovenantCare at Home, please visit or

            Covenant Living and CovenantCare at Homeare equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

            Required qualifications:
            • 18 years or older
            • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher
            • Able to comfortably lift 40 lbs
            • Able to stand for duration of shift
            • Legally authorized to work in the United States
            • Reliable transportation to and from work
            • Background check

Keywords: Covenant Living, Skokie , National Director, Resident Life and Memory Care, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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