Director of Memory Care - MOPH

St Louis, MO, US, 63119

Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the mission of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to be a recognized provider in giving person centered care through an integrated continuum of quality residential, healthcare, and supportive social services for senior adults throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. 

Job Summary

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS), one of South County's largest independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation nonprofit senior living communities, seeks an experienced Memory Care Director to join our growing team.

At Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, our mission is simple: To bring the healing, help, and hope of Jesus Christ to those in need with a compassionate, caring presence. We proudly provide the best possible physical, social, and spiritual care for our older adult residents...but we need your help.

You must be willing to obtain your licensed Assisted Living Administrator (RCAL) within 120 days of employment in order to be considered for this role.

This position meets resident needs by coordinating the overall social operations of the Memory Care Communities. The Memory Care Director develops, organizes and implements balanced memory care, dementia related activities program that enhances the lives of residents. This individual would act as liaison to families, community agencies and others directly involved with resident care. This is an exempt position with supervisory responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Employs therapeutic and recreational techniques to facilitate internal and external community relations. Counsels and cares for residents, assisting them to identify and resolve problems and make effective use of resources.
  • Works closely with resident care staff to provide specific memory care training. Utilizing the Teepa Snow methodology and Alzheimer Association practices.
  • Coordinates with other staff such as dining services, life enrichment, and wellness to implement programs and life enhancement activities tailored for residents in all stages of dementia.
  • Organizes and conducts support groups for residents, including a Mass twice a year where all the names of the residents and groups for seniors experiencing depression.
  • Provides services to family members including individual counseling and group work such as support groups, grievance counseling, caregiver groups, and respite care, the aging process and how it affects their health and life styles.
  • Facilitates working relationships with staff of other agencies and institutions, and acts as liaison between residents and ministry staff.
  • Assists residents in finding ways of adjusting to aging changes that will allow for a life style as comfortable as the situation will permit.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate records in the EHR with wellness department including, reports, and forms, performs case follow-up and
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Supervises employees in the Memory Care Communities.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these communities.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the ministries' policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to demonstrate ministries competencies and values.
  • A minimum of five year's related experience senior care especially memory care.
  • Prior knowledge and specific education related to Alzheimer's and Dementia/Brain Change.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and read simple sentences in English.
  • Ability to perform simple math calculations.
  • Must be willing to become a Positive Approach to Care (PAC), Trainer and Coach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use reason and sound judgment.
  • Must be a licensed Assisted Living Administrator (RCAL).
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
SKILLS & ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN JOB
  • Must be tactful, courteous, and patient in dealing with staff, residents, and public contact.
  • Must be in good physical and emotional health
  • Be flexible to a working schedule that adapts to the needs of all shifts.
  • Must possess communication skills adequate to direct contact with employees, physicians, vendors, residents, families and visitors, must be able to assess and accurately service the needs of these persons by referring them to the delegated authority. Must be able to handle and maintain confidential information.
  • Must possess independent judgement and evaluate consequence of errors. Must be able to function independently within the confines of the position.
  • Must be able to set priorities within own work requirements.
Pre-Employment Screening



All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. 
  
Pre-Employment Screening 
All candidates receiving an employment offer must submit a pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), Family Care Safety Registration, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. 

Our Mission

To bring the healing, help, and hope of Jesus Christ to those in need with a compassionate, caring presence.

Promoting the dignity of human life within a variety of high-quality, specialized communities while providing older adults the programs and community-based services to fully live their best lives.

Benefits

As a part of the Catholic Charities family, you’ll have the resources to care for those closest to you. Options include generous parental leave policies, flexible working arrangements, group life insurance, permanent health insurance, and dedicated support to help you find the right child care or elder care.


Nearest Major Market: St Louis