Activities Director

Activities Director Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Activities Director to join our team.


  • Develop activity programs to allow residents to participate within their capabilities;
  • Train, support and instruct other staff members to conduct activities;
  • Maintain a list of volunteer positions, as needed;
  • Accept on-call responsibilities as assigned by supervisor;
  • Complete the activity assessment for each Resident within one week after move in. Update annually;
  • Determine the resources needed to each resident’s activity needs and obtain approval to obtain necessary items from the Administrator;
  • Remain cordial to residents, visitors, family members and other staff members at all times. Ensure exceptional customer service;
  • Work with facility management team to implement and maintain employee engagement practices;
  • Generate new activities and work with individuals in the community to bring new entertainment, ideas, and volunteers to Silver Bluff Village;
  • Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator;
  • Set up live entertainment for various functions;
  • Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements;
  • Maintain a pictorial scrapbook of activities and events sponsored by the facility during the year;
  • Communication to a wide diversified span of individuals;
  • Overall direction of the Activities Department.


  • Must be able to communicate well, verbally and in writing;
  • Experience in Customer Service when dealing with patients and their families a plus;
  • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures;
  • Must be a qualified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who is: Has completed a training course;
  • Must have knowledge of growth and development and show expertise for the geriatric;
  • Perform Essential Duties as outlined above;
  • Must be a qualified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who is: Licensed or registered, if applicable by the State of Louisiana;
  • Skill at working with individuals who have cognitive, physical or sensory disabilities;
  • 1-2 years experience in a social or recreational program in a healthcare setting;
  • Meet general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a medical and physical examination;
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills working with seniors, MI population, ability to read, write and speak English language;
  • Assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations;
  • Must have or working toward Activities certification within 3 months of hire;
  • Certified activity coordinator by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals; or;
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification.

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