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Program Specialist - Memory Care Independent Living

Company: Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Inc.
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: September 19, 2022

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VMRC strives to live and work as a community. Our mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that reflects the diversity of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County in race, ethnicity, and cultural demographics.

We are committed to maintaining a culture that embraces and values the views and opinions of "all" people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, and gender. Our commitment to achieving this goal will help to bring our mission and values to life .


This position is responsible for creating, coordinating and facilitating therapeutic activities for residents in Memory Care neighborhoods in Crestwood Assisted Living as well as serving in various roles in Independent Living programming including project and event oversight. Provides resident engagement using one-on-one interactions, intergenerational programming and industry best practices in developing monthly calendars. Works collaboratively with members of the Wellness and Community Based Services team. Ensures that all responsibilities are delivered in compliance with all state standards and regulations for Assisted Living Facilities and for CCRC's.


The starting base rate of pay for a Program Specialist is $15.45 - $20.30 per hour, based upon previous experiences and qualifications.


  • Eligible for benefits on date of hire!
  • Competitive benefit packet includes: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with company match of up to 5% after 1 year employment, generous Personal Time Off, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, opportunity to earn free membership to on-site Wellness Center, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, and more!
  • 50% off employee meals in VMRC's Caf


    You would be the perfect candidate for this position if you possess most, or all of the following qualifications:
    • Associate's Degree (Bachelor's degree preferred) or at least two years' experience facilitating and coordinating programs for older adults in a supportive environment.
    • Experience and/or a strong desire to work with residents who have dementia, physical limitations and able-bodied senior adults.
    • Ability to effectively work with leadership, the Wellness and Community Based Services team, staff, residents, volunteers and community members.
    • Ensures activity program complies with state and federal regulations.
    • Computer experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
    • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written assignments
    • Performs duties listed in the job description with limited supervision.
    • Self-motivated, able to schedule time wisely and accommodate changes.
    • Must exhibit a positive attitude, professionalism and the ability to engage with a drivers group of stakeholders.
    • Have a current Virginia Driver's license, in good standing.
    • First-Aid and CPR certification (or willing to obtain certification within 90 days of employment).
    • Candidate must be willing to participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.
    • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

      Salary Description

      $15.45 - $20.30 per hour

Keywords: Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Inc., Harrisonburg , Program Specialist - Memory Care Independent Living, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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