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Brookdale Senior Living Memory Care Manager / Rec Therapist in Lynnwood, Washington


Early Access to Paycheck with Earned Wage Access is available for Hourly Associates

Grow your career with Brookdale! Our Clare Bridge Program Coordinators have opportunities for advancement by exploring a new career in positions such as Clare Bridge Program Managers, Resident Programs Coordinators and Business Office Managers.

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.

Full Time Benefits Eligibility

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Associate assistance program

  • Employee discounts

  • Referral program

  • Early access to earned wages

  • Optional voluntary benefits including ID theft protection and pet insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid holidays

  • Company provided life insurance

  • Adoption benefit

  • Disability (short and long term)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account

  • Optional life and dependent life insurance

  • Optional voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity Insurance, and legal plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

Base pay in range will be determined by applicant’s skills and experience. Role is also eligible for team based bonus opportunities.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

To support our associates in their journey to become a U.S. citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at least a year.

The application window is anticipated to close within 30 days of the date of the posting.


Job Summary

In alignment with Brookdale’s Resident and Family Engagement philosophy, plans, coordinates and facilitates a calendar of person centered dementia friendly programs that meet specific needs of each and all residents within the dementia care community. Provides person centered programs while engaging residents in meaningful and purposeful dementia care programs within the Brookdale community enhancing their quality of life. Recognizes individual abilities and needs while encouraging independence and ensuring resident habits, historical routines, interests and preferences are honored in the provision of care and programming.

Essential Functions

  • Designs a 7 day a week person centered program that is engaging, creative and meets the needs and interests of the individual residents. Promotes and engages residents in the 7 domains of well-being programs in a dementia friendly structured environment; including sensory focused small group programming for residents who cannot participate in a larger group setting.

  • Develops a monthly calendar, in partnership with residents, based on residents’ shared interests. Ensures person centered special events and daily path programs are scheduled and executed as scheduled.

  • Ensures dementia care programs are in compliance with Brookdale Excellence Standards Tool (BEST), Divisional Dementia Care Site visit tool, state, federal, and other regulations and meet Brookdale’s mission, policies, procedures and dementia care standards as assigned by the Executive Director.

  • Collaborates with community leadership educating & providing resources to families and associates regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This includes how to engage residents and lead programs on an ongoing basis. This includes facilitating and coordinating dementia focused in-services and or events for families or computer based and situation specific training for associates including Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care (UADC), as required by Brookdale.

  • May provide direct supervision of Clare Bridge Program Assistant/s, as required by Executive Director, which includes assisting with hiring, coaching, and counseling program assistant associate and conducting the documenting corrective action, as needed. Completes job performance evaluations. May act in supervisory capacity in absence of Manager or Executive Director.

  • Collaborates with community leadership in planning, coordinating, appropriately decorating, and participating in special events including holidays, signature programs, National Walk to End Alzheimer’s, family socials, educational and marketing events.

  • Reports changes in residents’ overall health to clinical partner, including changes in behavior; takes actions to address concerns in a timely manner and collaborates with the team in exploring approaches and interventions to address behavioral expressions.

  • Oversees social media content to ensure alignment with Brookdale’s culture, brand, and social media guidance and Brookdale standards.

  • Plans and schedules programming events outside the community, which may include driving a community motor vehicle.

  • Maintains and adheres to department monthly budget and expense control and may manage volunteer program.

  • Performs personal care, housekeeping and dietary responsibilities, as needed, to ensure service quality is maintained in accordance with Clare Bridge Program standards. Has completed training and qualifications based on state regulations to ensure service quality is maintained in accordance with Clare Bridge Program standards.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.


Education and ExperienceBachelor’s Degree in therapeutic recreation, gerontology, education or related field preferred. Minimum two years of direct programming experience with older adults and persons with dementia preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and other Special RequirementsMust have a valid driver’s license and a current 3-year driving abstract with no more than one moving violation as a condition of employment and may be required to obtain a commercial driver’s license based on the needs of the community

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Climb or balance

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Talk or hear

  • Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds

  • Vision

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents

  • Exposure to latex

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infections, or biological hazards

  • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment

  • Requires Travel: occasionally

Management/Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Knowledge and SkillsUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Information

$21.59 - $32.38 / hour

Job LocationsUS-WA-Lynnwood

CategoryCommunity Operations

Sub-CategoryResident Engagement

Position Type (Portal Searching)Regular Full-Time

Shift1st & 2nd Shift


Location : NameBrookdale Alderwood

Location : Address18706 36th Ave

Location : LocationUS-WA-Lynnwood

Work LocationOn-Site