Program Director - Dementia

Job Locations US-NJ-Jackson
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Balance Life & Work with a New Career Opportunity







Now Hiring – Program Director - Dementia – Jackson, NJ

 CareOne at Jackson


The CareOne at Jackson mission is to define excellence within the health care community. We are dedicated to Maximizing Patient Outcomes.  We treat Residents, their families and each other with respect, dignity and compassion. Through a collaborative and consultative approach, we strive to provide a framework of strength and stability for our Centers and Communities. We work to maintain the highest standards of care and service for Residents, families and our valued employees.


We are proud to Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities to advance and grow your career
  • And More

If working with people who are dedicated, compassionate, and concerned about their patients is essential to you, then you'll appreciate being a part of our team. We've built a strong reputation on the outstanding level of care that we provide. We have a graciously appointed facility with strong belief in patient care and service; join us at our beautiful facility!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



The Dementia Program Director will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  1. Plans and coordinates a therapeutic program schedule, which meets the spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the resident
  2. Assesses resident characteristics (i.e. stages, sex, ethnic background, prior lifestyles, cognitive and functional abilities) and, in conjunction with other departments, plans and organizes program content
  3. Monitors daily functioning of the units to ensure continuity of, and appropriate changes in the program
  4. Establishes and maintains a sense of teamwork through effective communications, interactions and team meetings
  5. Develops and maintains a cooperative relationship with other department directors. Informs and consults with staff regarding program and integrates the program with other services
  6. Participates in support groups at the direction of Administrator
  7. Assesses the educational need of staff regarding program and dementia specific knowledge and works with the In-service Director to ensure appropriate education is provided
  8. Provides program continuation for new staff unit members
  9. Markets the unit through involvement in community organizations and participates in the local Alzheimer's Association
  10. Plans, coordinates and distributes a program newsletter or other communications for families
  11. Participates in reviews or unit social work and recreation services to ensure compliance with program standards
  12. Serves as a role model for staff regarding care of dementia unit
  13. Treats residents with respect and dignity at all times
  14. Provides orientation and in-service training as directed by the administrator to community personnel regarding social/emotional needs of Alzheimer's residents
  15. Communicates immediately to the Administrator information concerning suspected, alleged or actual resident abuse of a physical, verbal, mental or sexual nature committed by employees, visitors or residents
  16. Performs initial pre-admission assessment of potential resident
  17. Provides assistance with the residents admission to ensure a smooth transition
  18. Assists with the adjustment of the resident and family to the facility
  19. Contacts the new residents and/or family weekly for the first month after admission to ensure needs are being met and difficulties are being resolved
  20. Keep abreast of current research, new programs, and community resources which may benefit residents and families and make appropriate referrals to other consultants, community agencies, or departments in order to facilitate the residents' use of resources, and to promote the resident's increased level of social functioning.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Recreation Therapy or Nursing
  • Experience with Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility or other related field





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