Tucson, AZ 85718
Full-Time - Director Of Memory Care

Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Category: Care - Memory Care
Location: Tucson AZ, 85718
Req ID: 2024-253965

The Life Guidance Director ensures that the Company’s philosophy is implemented and practiced within the Life Guidance neighborhood of the community.

  • Maintain a positive and energetic environment for residents with dementia.
  • Manage and supervise clinical and non-clinical Life Guidance (LG) staff, including the LGRSA and LGPS. Properly schedule and delegate assignments, provide direction, complete performance reviews (including input on pay adjustments), recruit, hire, and provide corrective action consistent with company policy, as well as provide support, direction, feedback, and training for such staff. Properly schedule clinical and non-clinical staff for their proper shifts.
  • Execute and organize the daily programs for the Life Guidance neighborhood, including all required programs in the daily calendar of events, and ensure it is being implemented twenty-four (24) hours a day and seven (7) days a week. Work with the Support Center to provide community-specific programming options.
  • Ensure each Life Guidance staff member has completed New Hire Orientation within the required time frame.
  • Lead, direct, assist staff, and encourage learning by modeling the proper approaches and communication techniques.
  • Conduct the monthly dementia in-service for all staff and maintain the necessary records to reflect the completion of training.
  • Build relationships with new residents by effectively utilizing the proper new resident onboarding tools and assessments.
  • Manage and maintain the budget for the Life Guidance Program using the virtual checkbook.
  • Maintain a supportive relationship with resident’s families and caregivers.
  • Serve as the dementia care expert for the community, supporting the Community Sales Director (CSD) by promoting referrals, giving tours, encouraging online reviews, and participating in outreach events.
  • Collaborate with Engage Life on community-wide programming.
  • For clinical-related matters, partner with the Resident Service Director in maintaining active community and professional ties with clinical and non-clinical contacts, as well as acting as a contact for issues related to resident care within the community.
  • Partner with Culinary Services to ensure all table settings are properly set, procedures are followed, and daily snacks are distributed in a timely manner.
  • Partner with the Resident Services Director in developing a schedule that can provide coverage throughout the community.
  • Deliver and attend required trainings, such as virtual learning sessions, and monthly Director meetings.
  • Drive personal and/or Company vehicle from community to social and other various destinations.
  • Support directly with residents’ Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as needed.
  • Collaborate with community leaders on the Resident Needs Review (RNR), being the staff representative for Life Guidance residents.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and evaluating all non-clinical staff.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Behavioral Health, Therapeutic Recreation, Nursing, or related field required.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience caring for people with dementia and developing and facilitating activity programs, preferably as a manager with a specialized dementia program.
  • Knowledgeable about the disease process, the changes associated with dementia illnesses, how they affect the individual’s ability to function, and the adaptive strategies that help maintain a resident’s abilities.
  • Experience facilitating family and caregiver support programs.
  • Experience performing budget analysis, review, and control.
  • Past experience supervising staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including virtual communication such as Microsoft Teams, to participate in various meetings and trainings.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Company motor vehicle policy standards.

We create communities where employees thrive in their work, helping our residents thrive in their homes.


We strive to enhance the lives and exceed the expectations of those we serve every day. To do this, we cultivate the diverse talents of our team members in order to achieve something together that they could not do alone.

Atria Senior Living’s family of brands has immediate openings for individuals looking for a career with competitive pay and outstanding benefits, including:

  • Paid holidays and PTO
  • Community employees may receive annual anniversary rewards dependent on classification
  • Employees may be eligible to receive an Annual Scores Reward of $500 (Full Time) or $250 (Part Time) based on community survey results
  • Benefits package also includes Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan / 401(k) employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement (U.S Based Communities)


*Enrollment in benefits varies by employee classification; anniversary reward amounts vary by location


As a valued team member at Atria, you’ll work in a supportive environment that provides advancement opportunities and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Apply now!

Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
Select the “Apply Now” button on the job that interests you. Plan on taking 5-10 minutes to complete the application and select “Submit” when done – you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Keep your login and password handy as you’ll need it throughout the hiring process.
Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Category: Care - Memory Care
Location: Tucson AZ, 85718
Community: Campana Del Rio
Req ID: 2024-253965

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Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay

Atria provides competitive wages as we value employee contributions and commit to investing in our employees.

Paid Holidays & PTO
Paid Holidays & PTO

In addition to company observed holidays, we encourage our employees to take earned time off to refresh, recharge, and spend time with their loved ones.

Comprehensive Health Plans
Comprehensive Health Plans

After satisfying the waiting period, employees at Atria are eligible for an array of benefits including medical, vision, and dental coverage, company paid short term and long term disability, as well as other voluntary benefits such as critical illness coverage.

Career Advancement Opportunities
Career Advancement Opportunities

We promote approximately 1,500 people a year.  Share your professional aspirations with your manager, and together we will work to achieve them. Atria focuses on talent development and growth opportunities within.

Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement

Want to earn a degree or pursue a new certification? Our tuition reimbursement program provides full-time employees with up to $5,250 a year in support for approved courses toward degrees and certifications.

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program
Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Atria celebrates employees through different rewards programs including anniversary awards and recognition of great work.

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

We offer an opportunity for full-time employees to save for retirement through Transamerica. Traditional 401(k) and Roth options are available, and after one year of service, Atria offers a 50% match on a percentage of those savings.

Rewards & Recognition

Learn more about the many ways Atria celebrates employee achievements and rewards outstanding performance.

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Whether providing protection from sickness or natural disasters, such as flooding or fires, we make safety a priority for both residents and staff.