Atria Senior Living

Resident Engagement Program Specialist - Gladwell Fort Myers

Job Location USA-FL-Fort Myers
Senior Education/Recreation
Community Name
Gladwell Fort Myers
Requisition ID
Employment Type


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.


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.


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