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Activities Director, Senior Services - Presence Resurrection Retirement Communi

Requisition ID: 51369

Location: Presence Res Retire Community

Location Address:
7262 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Day


The Activities Director plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of the Activities Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards and as may be directed by the Executive Director to assure that an on-going program of activities is delivered. The program will respond to the interests of the facility residents and enhance their physical, mental, social and psychological well-being and be presented in a manner which embodies the mission and core values of Presence Health.

  • Plans, organizes, develops, implements and directs the activity programs for residents in the facility. Researches, contracts and schedules outside services and entertainers. Develops and maintains the activity calendar, newsletter and set-up sheets.

  • Creates and maintains an exciting, innovative and balanced activity program which includes evening and week-ends. Assures that activities are developed to include residents at all levels of care. Coordinates activities with other departments as necessary.

  • Plans and implements the schedule for resident outings; attends outings with residents as appropriate. Drives the facility bus and/or van as needed.

  • Incorporates resident feedback into the activity program and schedule; and passes on comments from residents and others to assist in quality improvement efforts. Evaluates current programs and initiates changes for improvements.

  • Keeps department records and documentation current and complete. Assures that activities assessment is done on each new resident and kept in their file.

  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervise, evaluate, disciplines, and terminate activity department staff as needed. Assures that the staff is well trained in department and facility policies and procedures. Recruits and trains volunteer staff to expand activities provided.

  • Assures that equipment and supplies needed are available and in good working order.

  • Develops annual budget for the department. Maintains department expenditures within allotted budget. Assures that the activities department is run in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Participates as a member of the facility's management team, committees and task forces. Organizes the resident council(s) and reports their issues to the management team.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary teams to improve services, solve problems, resolve resident issues, etc.

  • Maintains department policies and procedures and updates annually or as required.

  • Supports the facility library providing materials suitable for the visually impaired.

  • Stays abreast of current innovations in the industry including federal and state regulations as well as professional standards.

  • Rotates in covering on-call in the absence of the Executive Director.

  • Participates in discharge planning.

  • Accurately completes activity portion of resident Minimum Data Set (MDS).

  • Assists the Executive Director during Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) inspections and other visits, providing information and documentation as needed.

  • This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


    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.

    Education and/or Experience
    • Graduate of an accredited school in Activities, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy or related field is required.
    • Minimum one year of experience in activities, recreational therapy or occupational therapy or related field required.
    • Minimum one year of supervisory experience is required. Must have organizational, interpersonal and team-building skills.

    Computer Skills
    • Basic computer skills required.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Certified Activity Director, or equivalent required.
    • Valid Illinois Driver's license in good standing is required.

    Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
    Department Name: Activities RRC
    Presence Health 
    Location: ChicagoIL 60631
    Document ID: AC194-0KGT  
    Job Type:  Regular

    Job Schedule: Full-time

    Posted on: 2018-05-2105/21/2018
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