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AL Programming Director

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Job Description

Job Description

Responsible for planning and implementing programs and events which provide socialization opportunities, fitness and wellness activities, educational and recreational programs, as well as spiritual support based on the needs and preferences of the residents.

Job Functions

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, develops and implements resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.

  • Surveys and interviews residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the community's programs and activities.

  • Recognizes the individuality, diversity, and spirituality of all residents when planning activities and celebrating holiday functions.

  • Develops relationships with residents to encourage their participation in activities that enhance their quality of and appreciation for life.

  • Observes residents’ function and behavior and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.

  • Performs work tasks in a manner that preserve each resident’s dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

  • Utilizes outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.

  • Develops and manages the annual department budget.

  • Documents and maintains all records as required to effectively manage the department.

  • Secures and maintains all department supplies and equipment.

  • Develops and distributes the resident newsletter/calendar and other lifestyle programming communications on a regular and monthly basis conforming to Aventine Hills Communities standards.

  • Works with Resident Services Director, Resident Care Coordinators in both assisted living and memory care in planning daily activities for Aventine Hills Communities residents when applicable.

  • Coordinates outings and weekly transportation schedule with the transportation department.

  • May, in consultation with the Executive Director, hire, train, discipline and terminate departmental employees in accordance with Aventine Hills Communities Human Resources Policy.

  • Works cooperatively with all other departments in planning shared events.

  • Coordinates volunteers, including their recruitment and training.

  • Maintains an inviting, functional and organized program area, including appropriate and seasonal decoration of display areas.

  • Carries out all responsibilities to residents, families and coworkers in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Participates in the Manager On-Duty program.

  • Attends all required training, in-service, and staff meetings.

  • Ensures that all company uniform and grooming standards for the department are followed.

  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.

  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, families, and co-workers.

  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Aventine Hills Communities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Related experience with programming, event planning & execution and project management.

  • Ability to utilize computers, software and technology.

  • Valid Class C according to state law.

  • Safe driving record in accordance with Aventine Hills Communities driver policy.

Employee Ratings The Etta

  • Based on full-time and part-time employees only, with 26 reviewers

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    They do business with integrity and rational thinking. Overall, it's an excellent place to work, with products that are winning in the marketplace.


  • A Respected Non-Profit Company with Heart & Soul Manager

    2021-11-08 10:50:59.357

    ETTA is growing and there are lots of employment opportunities. ETTA has been supporting adults on the spectrum in the Los Angeles for more than 27 years. ETTA is endorsed by the Regional Center. The company's reputation is so good that there is a waiting list of families waiting to benefit from ETTA's services. ETTA is told by families time and again how ETTA is the best agency they have ever been to for supporting those with special needs (intellectual and developmental disabilities). The founder, administrators, and managers at ETTA are supportive of their staff - it is truly a family. There are promotion opportunities to move from entry level positions to a career job (i.e. Program Coordinator, Program Manager). For an employee at ETTA this truly is the type of job you look forward to going to each and ever day. It is rewarding and meaningful.

    ETTA is in North Hollywood in an industrial area, so most people who come to the headquarters for the first time think they are lost. It is an oasis surrounded by warehouses, trucks, etc. For employees who work with ETTA clients (adults with special needs), the location of the job can be different locations throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. They only need to come to the headquarters for their job interview and training.