Activity Director

Posted 10 months ago

The Center at Waterfront is looking for an Activity Director to join our team!

Pay is dependent on experience.

The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

Delegation of Authority:

As Activity Director, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

Administrative Functions:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the activity programs of this facility.
  • Assist in the development, administering, and coordinating of department policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the identification of medically related activity needs of the resident.
  • Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
  • Participate in discharge planning, development, and implementation of activity care plans and resident assignments.
  • Interview resident/families as necessary and in a private setting.
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting such to the Administrator as required.
  • Involve residents and families in planning facility activity programs.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the activity department.
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
  • Review and evaluate the department’s work force and make recommendations to the Administrator.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary.
  • Work with the facility’s consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
  • Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Administrator adjustments in activity programs that assure the continued ability to provide daily activities.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.


Must possess, Activity Director Certification and a CNA license.


  • Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed by this state and is eligible for certification as a recreation specialist or as an activities professional; or
  • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years experience in a social or recreation program within the last five (5) years, one (1) of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or
  • Must have completed a training course approved by this state.

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