Call Tanglewood Group Today: 716-483-2876 or Schedule A Visit!

Activities Director

Job Title: Activities Director
Full Time: Field of Dreams
Department: Activities
Reports To: Administrator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By: PeopleSystems

Plan, promote, organize, and administer activities for residents, under policies established by the facility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Responsible/Accountable for the accuracy and validity of all recorded documentation pertaining to your job description.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Select, develop, and supervise paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Plan, organize and direct a program of activities for residents in order to provide entertainment, inter-communication, exercise, relation, and an opportunity to express talent and fulfill psychological, social and spiritual needs.
  3. Monitor the implementation of planned activities through both formal and informal contact with staff.
  4. Encourage hobbies/crafts and provide materials within the resident’s budget.
  5. Encourage communication and interaction between residents by planning group activities such as parties, games, scheduling movies, and outings (shopping).
  6. Encourage residents to participate in religious activities to fulfill their spiritual needs.
  7. Encourage intellectual and educational development through literature, lectures, movies, cultural events, etc.
  8. Arrange for the provision of programs and activities within the facility by family volunteers, community groups and services providers.
  9. Arrange for resident participation, when appropriate, in community-based and community-sponsored activities.
  10. Maintain a record of residents’ activities and track attendance at activities.
  11. Prepare a monthly calendar of events one-month in advance of all scheduled activities, post for resident access, and forward them to appropriate department heads.
  12. Conduct monthly Resident Council meetings and take minutes and transcribe them.
  13. Requisition supplies needed for activities.

Directly supervise employees in the Activities Department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience with the geriatric population or an Associates degree with 3-5 years experience with the geriatric population.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Accepted and approved by the Department of Health.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The safety and security of our current and future residents is our top priority. We are admitting new full-time residents after a professional health screening. Employment opportunities are also available. Tanglewood Manor, Memory Garden, Frewsburg Rest Home, and Field of Dreams are open for limited visitation.Learn more.