Newport Beach, CA USA
Full-Time - Resident Engagement Program Specialist – Atria Newport Beach
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Newport Beach CA, USA
Req ID: 2021-165035

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.


Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.


The Resident Engagement Program Specialist leads assigned programs of interest and meaning to our residents in order to enhance their lives and positively influence overall well-being.


  • Lead Resident Engagement programs and participates in program evaluation activities.
  • Assist in planning of community events and programs.
  • Complete Atria Resident Discovery surveys for new residents.
  • Greet new residents making a special effort to include and engage them in programs and introduce them to others in the community with similar interests and backgrounds.
  • Engage and motivate residents resulting in program participation.
  • Maintain records of all programs, resident participation, and acceptance of each program by residents as required by state law.
  • Assist in decorating the community according to community First Impression Standards.
  • Inform residents of programs and ensure daily Community Events are posted and updated with any changes in a timely manner.
  • Utilize resident Program Guide Library for program planning and execution.
  • Partner with all Resident Engagement staff to ensure adaptation, and program implementation across all service offerings.
  • May drive company vehicle from community to social and other various destinations.

Memory Care Specific Duties:

  • Partner with Memory Care staff in the implementation of the daily program.
  • Capture individual resident Life Story information (life history and preferences) and utilize effective approach and redirection techniques. 

May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three (3) to six (6) months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Training and/or experience working with individuals with cognitive impairment preferred.
  • Expertise in one of the following areas is preferred: exercise/fitness, recreation, creative arts, or music therapy.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the methods of recreational therapy or programming and their application to the leisure needs of residents with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
  • Required certification(s) based on current state regulations.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology including use of computers, iPad/Tablet use, Word programming, internet access, and email.
  • Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Atria motor vehicle policy standards.
  • Able to work varied schedules to include weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal requirements.
Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
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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. COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of all positions – proof of vaccination is required before you can start. We will evaluate potential accommodations for anyone seeking an exemption due to a medical condition or religious belief.
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
Location: Newport Beach CA, USA
Req ID: 2021-165035

Benefits for Working at Atria Senior Living

Competitive Pay

Paid Holidays & PTO

Comprehensive Health Plans

Career Advancement Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

Rewards & Recognition

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

Health & Safety

Whether providing protection from flu, COVID-19 or natural disasters, we make safety a priority for both residents and staff.

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