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Activity Director

Develop, coordinate and implement activity programs for the personal enjoyment and benefit of the individual resident in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing the facility to ensure that spiritual, emotional, recreational and social needs of the residents are met on an individual basis.? Arrange, schedule and supervise these activities.? Secure and maintain current information on residents? preferences, making adjustments as appropriate.????????????????



In facilities with sixty (60) or more residents, this position requires the incumbent to work a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.? In facilities with less than sixty (60) residents, individuals will be required to work a minimum of (20) hours per week.? In both instances, this may require evening and/or weekend work and/or mandatory overtime.



Coordinate and follow a calendar of activities based on identified recreational resident needs.? Arrange, schedule and supervise these activities.? Physically transport residents to/from activity room as required.? Activities include games, plays, parties, sewing, picnics, shopping, walking, reading, movies, trips, puzzles, hobbies, needlework, hair grooming, gardening, group discussions, crafts, art and other forms of recreation.? Stated activities do not reflect a comprehensive listing of activities.


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Care, storage and safekeeping of facility recreational equipment.? Budget recommendations for new equipment.? Develop and maintain system for resident use of recreational equipment and/or facilities.


Recruitment, selection, orientation and daily supervision of volunteers in conjunction with the Administrator.? Maintain accurate attendance records.? Plan and coordinate annual recognition of services event for volunteers.



A high school diploma or equivalency certificate with two years of experience in social or recreational programs within the last five years, one year of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting.? Successful completion on a State-approved and certified course of instruction in patient activities.? An individual who is exempt from completion for the State-approved course is:

  • A person employed full time in an activities director position since January 1, 1976; or?



  • A person who has successfully completed a minimum 36-clock hour activities director course prior to August 31, 1978, which is sponsored by an accredited educational institution or professional group or association.


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Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may serve in the capacity of an Activities Director with consultation from a person meeting the above described qualifications if he/she successfully completes the State-approved and Certified Activities Director?s course within nine months of beginning of employment.
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  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other associates.

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.

  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Related experience at a level necessary to accomplish the job.



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