Family run company for 6 skilled nursing facilities
Life Enrichment Consultant (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – November 3, 2014
A job that allowed for outside of the box style thinking to advance/improve the overall care for elders. A typical work day ranged from training all the facility staff in sensory integration, evaluating an elder who had cognitive challenges that required special programming, to teaching a highschool class I created for one of the facilities. I learned how to juggle several big projects at the same time, helping re-train staff to help them function at their best during their job, communicate with a variety of people, train a variety of staff in regards to people's cognitive functioning, and educate the public by speaking for marketing in several different venues. The hardest part of the job was learning the details of the regulations in comparison to rehabilitation which was my previous employment. The most enjoyable part of the job, was engaging with the elders, seeing their enjoyment of a new program. In addition, being given opportunity to think outside of the box to try new programming or trainings.
Freedom to think outside the box, flexible schedule, good compensation