Program Coordinator

Joyful Journey is currently recruiting for the Program Coordinator of our adult day service home in West Lafayette, IN. Our center, opening in mid-summer 2015, is for adults (Friends) with Alzheimer's or other dementias, Parkinson's disease, Autism, Down syndrome and other conditions who would benefit from an enriching program of social and recreational activities in a safe, supportive environment. Spending time with peers, staff and volunteers will help our Friends avoid loneliness and isolation and provide much needed respite for family caregivers.

The Program Coordinator will be involved in literally every aspect of the center's daily operation. You'll work closely with our Director, Receptionist, Program Assistants, and volunteers to implement and facilitate effective programs including a variety of activities designed to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our Friends. As important, you'll help coordinate the assignments of other staff and volunteers plus assist in their training, development and evaluation.

The chance to help build a vital and cohesive team will be amazing!

The best candidate will be mature, a good listener, have a good sense of humor, be a relationship builder, have a high energy level, have experience working hands on with persons with cognitive challenges, enjoy creating and implementing purposeful activities for adults, have experience and interest in coaching other employees plus be passionate about creating environments that foster a sense of belonging ..for everyone at Joyful Journey.

You'll need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of related experience working with elderly, memory-impaired, and/or disabled persons providing activity programming and a year of experience as a lead or supervisory team member within some area of your work history.

Our hours of operation will be 7:
30 a.m. - 5:
30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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