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Wellness Director

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Scandinavian Living Center | Newton, MA

Scandinavian Living Center

Published 22 days ago

July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020

Reports to

Executive Director


Personnel Specifications:

Must be an RN or LPN

Supervisory Skills Needed:

Must possess a high degree of interpersonal relations skills and the capability of relating to a variety of people and personalities. Considerable initiative, judgement, and leadership skills are also required. Must possess strong organizational, time-management and computer skills.

Must have the demonstrated ability to hire, direct, and manage personnel. The Wellness Director supervises all Resident Care staff.

Must have experience doing assessments and service plans in a traditional assisted-living facility.

32-hour position

Summary of Responsibilities

The Wellness Director is responsible for ensuring the general well-being of residents through the delivery of high-quality service in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of assisted living and that complies with applicable state laws and regulations. He/she is responsible for the management and supervision of the resident care supervisor and resident care associates.

Essential Functions:

1.   Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and evaluates staff to ensure the provision of high-quality services to residents in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of assisted living.

2.   Works with Resident Care Supervisor to plan and delegate work assignments assuring effective scheduling on a 24-hour basis. Remains on call for emergencies.

3.   Provides case management services to residents, ensuring the completion of pre-occupancy screening, assessment/reassessment, and the negotiated service plan in conjunction with the resident’s family, the resident associates, and other necessary individuals.

4.   As needed, monitors group adult foster care program to perform appropriate duties and prepare necessary reports for the group adult foster care program.

5.   Facilitates and encourages family involvement with residents.

6.   Co-ordinates move-ins and orients new residents to the facility ensuring satisfactory integration into the facility/community.

7.   Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents and an understanding of the aging process.

8.   Participates in staff meetings and risk management meetings.

9.   Investigates and documents resident and employee incidents, identifies safety hazards, and institutes corrective action in a timely manner. Shares in the responsibility for providing and maintaining an environment that is conducive to the safety and physical and emotional well-being of residents and personnel

10. Monitors resident service plans, records information to determine quality of service to residents, and directs staff to implement needed change. Holds frequent service plan meetings with the resident care supervisor, resident care associates and, as needed, the activities director.

11.  Monitors and maintains records reflecting residents’ physical and mental condition. Informs resident (and family if permitted by resident) of significant changes in a resident’s condition.  Reports findings at weekly staff meetings or risk management meetings.

12.  Oversees the Self-Administered Medication Management Program and staff training.

13.  May be responsible for assisting and/or administering medications (as allowed by law).

14.  Documents resident incidents. Notifies executive director of serious injuries and hospitalizations. Reports incidents at staff meetings and risk management meetings. As required by law, reports incidents to Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

15.  Coordinates Wellness Center activities with fitness director and resident care staff.

16.  Supports and participates in resident-centered activity program, as needed.

17.  Demonstrates the ability to function as a team member in sharing responsibilities for the administration of resident services in cooperation with all members of the team.

18.  Orients new staff. Develops in-service training and provides ongoing training of staff in order to provide high quality service consistent with the philosophy of assisted living.

19.  Promotes and facilitates interactive problem solving with staff.

20.  Coordinates move-out, ensuring proper labeling and packing of resident’s belongings, if necessary.

21.  Assist in developing and implementing the facility’s marketing plan.

22.  Performs other duties as needed.

Working Conditions:

1.  Exposed to body fluids, infection, odors and behavior of residents.

2.  Exposed to chemical/cleaning solutions.

Physical Demands:

1. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.

2. Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability in order to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide elders with the assistance they need to lead fulfilling, connected, and culturally-rich lives. 

About Us

The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC) in Newton, Massachusetts is a nonprofit assisted living center taking an inspired approach to elder care. By adopting core Scandinavian principles, we have created a senior living community where individuals from all cultures and backgrounds can lead connected, fulfilling lives.

We are committed to empowering elders by respecting their individual needs and providing exceptional care and support. Our dedicated, long-tenured staff members take the time to get to know every resident.

The SLC offers a comfortable, light-filled environment, designed in the Scandinavian architectural style. With only forty apartments, our assisted living center provides an intimate, family-like atmosphere that is hard to replicate in larger facilities. Over fifty percent of our space is dedicated to common area, including a fully equipped fitness center and a recently renovated dining room and café. These areas encourage connections between our residents and the broader community.

Our residents come from the Greater Boston area including Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Watertown, and other area towns.

Elders can stay involved in the community through activities, clubs, and on-site events. With a cultural center and a variety of amenities and services right in the building, the SLC is a welcoming place for everyone.


Our Core Values

As a nonprofit organization, we are accountable to our mission and guided by our long-standing core values.

We are committed to:

Providing exceptional care for elders

  • Being a welcoming place for people of all nationalities and religions
  • Maintaining strong community involvement
  • Employing compassionate and experienced staff members
  • Emphasizing individuality and choice
  • Using light-filled design elements to create comfortable living spaces
  • Encouraging family and board participation


About the Scandinavian Charitable Society

The SLC is a part of the larger Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston. The Scandinavian Charitable Society has two distinct and complementary components: the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC) and the Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC). The SLC’s programs are enhanced by the robust offerings of the SCC, located in the same building. The SCC houses a Scandinavian library, organizes a weekly pop-up Kaffestugan (café), and hosts events and programming celebrating Nordic culture that are open to both SLC residents and the broader local community.

Reports to

Executive Director


Personnel Specifications:

Must be an RN or LPN

Supervisory Skills Needed:

Must possess a high degree of interpersonal relations skills and the capability of relating to a variety of people…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required


206 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465

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