Job Description - Activities Director HCC (2007096)
Activities Director HCC - 2007096
Assumes administrative authority, responsibility and
accountability for the provision of a program of activities
designed to meet the interests and enhance the functional abilities
and self-esteem of each Resident. Manages employees to provide
Recreation Services according to the facility’s philosophy. In
collaboration with the Administrator, allocates resources in an
efficient and economic manner to ensure each resident achieves the
highest practicable physical, mental and psycho social
Gathers information to design Recreation programs that meet the
functional levels, needs and interests of each resident.
Develops and provides individual and group activities for
Residents that reflect interests of Residents, are offered at hours
convenient to Residents (morning, afternoon, evening, weekend) that
appeal to both men and women, take place in a variety of locations
and include special seasonal events.
Monthly activities calendar given to each Resident.
Develops and implements effective procedures to ensure that all
Residents are informed of upcoming activities.
Develops and updates Recreation Services policies and procedures
that reflect the philosophy and mission of the facility.
Participates in the development of the department budget.
Provides relevant financial information to Administrator regarding
department financial needs and status.
Hires and retains qualified, competent staff to provide
Recreation to attain or maintain highest practicable physical,
mental and psycho social well-being. Conducts interviews, provides
regular performance reviews, takes appropriate job actions, reviews
job actions taken by subordinates to assure that staff meet
qualification and performance standards and can perform all
essential functions of the job.
Maintain current skills and knowledge through continuing
education. Applies information to job responsibilities.
Participates in fire and disaster drills. In event of an
emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure Resident
Plans and organizes Recreational Activities as follows:
“News & Views” Newsletter for the Residents, staff and
Schedule entertainment at Whitaker Glen (piano, singing groups,
variety of musical entertainment)
Schedule outings for the Residents (museums, plays, luncheons,
Planning calendar for activity assistant.
Encourages Residents to participate in activities.
Checks on the Residents (by request) with daily phone calls.
Schedule grocery shopping.
Schedule regular shopping and banking trips (department stores,
Organize exercise program three days a week.
Organize yoga class one day a week.
Provide Residents with weekly schedule of events as well as
reminder flyers/notices when needed.
Supervise strength training program as needed.
Organize Vesper services.
Organize movies and provide snacks for Residents.
Set-up bingo and provide prizes.
Provide driver for trip to Walmart.
Provide snacks and organize social hour for Residents to
Supervises Activities Assistant and Fitness Instructor.
Plan and organize two travel trips a year (overnight trips with
a chartered bus)
Plan and organize annual Spring Fling event.
Meet new Residents when they move in.
Purchase supplies for Recreation Department as needed. (bingo
prizes, movie snacks, games, art supplies, movies, books,
Provide activities to promote socialization (yearly puzzle
challenge, ice cream socials, Bingo, parties, movie night, vespers
services, birthday dinner celebrations, entertainment, yearly Great
Decisions class, presentations)
Acts as Librarian between Whitaker Glen and Wake County
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Minimum two (2) years college education with courses in
recreation, education, social work, other behavioral sciences or
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Two (2) years’ experience in a social or recreational program
within the past five years, with one (1) year full-time employment
in a resident activities program in a long term health care
setting; or, One (1) year in a supervisory role within a recreation
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Eligible for certification as therapeutic Recreation Specialist
or as an Activities professional by a recognized accrediting body.
Completed 36 hour Activity Director Certifiction Course.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Qualified as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy
Assistant, or satisfactory