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Senior Living Communities is the owner and operator of 9 retirement communities located in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. With an employee base of over 1,100 professionals (including approximately 200 executive level positions), Senior Living Communities serves and provides a catered lifestyle for retirees. All locations include independent living and assisted living services, and many include Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing services. Coupled with its sister company, Live Long Well Care, which provides in-home aide and home health, Senior Living Communities is an industry trendsetter in long-term health. A three-time winner (2010, 2011, 2012) of the Best of the Best Award from the Assisted Living Federation of America for its Wellness Programs, Senior Living Communities is regarded as the industry leader for Resident Health and Wellness. We are truly the groundbreaking standard-bearers when it comes to combining wellness, healthcare and active living. Senior Living Communities is a drug free workplace.

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To Learn More about Senior Living Communities Check Us Out At: www.senior-living-communities.com

Brightwater is a 60-acre Continuing Care Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offering single-family homes, villa apartments and healthcare. Brightwater will have an employee base of over 100 people offering a vast array of services including nursing, healthcare, housekeeping, maintenance, dining services, customer service, social planning, and management.

Brightwater’s primary mission is to help senior adults find ways to stay independent and healthier in their homes for longer periods of time. To fulfill that mission, we must look for more than just experience or education in our work force, we build a team around talent. We nurture that talent to reach its greatest potential. In doing so, we not only enhance the life of our employee, but also the people we serve.

If you have talent and a desire to create positive change in the lives of others, we would like to hear from you.

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Job Description

The Wellness Associate assists in the implementation of wellness programming and delivery of wellness classes according to the specific needs/ programs of the campus. The Wellness Associate shall instruct classes, promote safety and health education, and support design and implementation of an all inclusive wellness program that addresses the components of physical fitness and health related to the geriatric community. The Wellness Associate shall operate the wellness program in accordance with company policies and procedures and compliance with federal, state and local regulations under the direction of the Wellness Director.
1. Represent the community in a positive manner while creating an environment that fosters respect and courtesy for members/residents and employees alike. Work within the community’s programs to promote safety and well-being of all members/residents and employees.
2. Uphold the community’s Mission Statement.
3. Maintain HIPAA standards and regard all medical or healthcare information pertaining to members/residents and employees as confidential.
4. Through prior experience and expertise, management recommendations, and feedback support and assist in the development of a schedule of classes focusing on the components of physical fitness and health. Help build classes based on the determined level, health and mobility of the members/residents in order for members/residents to gain in physical/mental health or to maintain current physical or mental status.
5. Responsible to set up on time and clean in a timely manner all areas utilized for wellness classes. Also maintains cleanliness of all areas designated as wellness spaces, including storage closets and offices, as well as any common areas where classes, speakers, or exercise will take or have taken place.
6. Ensure the safety and proper progression of members/residents participating in the wellness program offerings.
7. Conduct in person interviews with new members/residents to complete a health history, physician’s clearance, schedule a function assessment, and wellness center orientation.
8. Attain daily attendance in wellness classes in order to track participation of programming. Report this data to the Wellness Director.
9. Maintain fitness equipment to be in good working order and sanitary and perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment as needed. Report any malfunctioning equipment to the maintenance department or to the vendor for needed repairs.
10. Educate class participants as to self-protection from infectious diseases and promote other safety precautions.
11. Assist members/residents in transferring or ambulating as necessary to participate in wellness programming.
12. Communicate with the Wellness Director, Administrator, or other staff, any changes in member/resident conditions or abnormal behavior.

Job Requirements

1. Occasional travel may be required for training sessions, continuing education opportunities, emergency situations, and other company functions.
2. Responsible for knowledge of fire and safety procedures including those involving blood-borne pathogens.
3. Remain in proper attire at all times and maintain a high standard of appearance.
4. Maintain current certifications and acquire new certifications as opportunities arise through professional improvement workshops and conferences focused on current affairs in wellness, exercise, health sciences, and the senior services industry.
5. Interact well with marketing tours and prospective members, residents, and families.
6. Maintain excellent member/resident, family, and employee relations. Handle complaints and recommendations constructively.
7. Complete company assigned monthly training sessions via the Silverchair website.
8. Perform other duties as assigned by the Wellness Director.
9. Serve as a resource in Wellness Director’s absence and as necessary substitute teach Wellness Director’s classes and programs.
10. Occasionally, you will be required to operate a vehicle of either your own or company-owned for designated company purposes or facilitate resident/member needs and/or requests.
A. Education
- High school graduation or GED required.
- Four year college or university degree desired (preferably in Exercise Science or related field).
- Certifications in CPR, AED, and Group Exercise REQUIRED.
- Certifications from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, ASFA, NSCA or other nationally recognized and accredited fitness association preferred.
- Aquatic certification preferred.
B. Direct Previous Experience
- Group Exercise instructor experience required.
- Three years experience as a personal trainer desired.
- Three years of exercise or wellness experience with seniors desired.
- One to three years experience teaching aquatic based classes desired.
C. Skills:
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) plus the
willingness to learn other computer programs if required.
- Ability to work with minimal or close supervision.
- Must conduct all business with a professional manner and with a high level of
- Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record as specified by the Company and by the Company’s automobile insurance carrier.
D. Abilities:
- Work indoors for the majority of the work day (fluorescent lights, HVAC
system, carpeted, concrete and tile flooring, normal exercise and pool facility
noise levels and temperatures).
- Climb up to two flights of stairs occasionally.
- Lift objects of 25 pounds or less over the head.
- Move objects of 40 pounds or less.
- Ability to work in time-sensitive or stressful situations.
- Sit in a chair / stand for extended periods.
- Respond to medical emergencies in all areas of the community as needed.
- Assist with member/resident evacuations.

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