Activities Director

Alexian Brothers Health System   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 64 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Traveling to both hospitals .


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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Plans and implements the schedule for resident outings; attends outings with residents as appropriate. Drives the facility bus and/or van as needed.
  4. 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.
  5. Keeps department records and documentation current and complete. Assures that activities assessment is done on each new resident and kept in their file.
  6. Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the rganization'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.
  • QUALIFICATIONS 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: Presence St Elizabeth Hosp

Department Name: Skilled Nursing Unit STE

Job Function: Support Services

Application submittal is acknowledgement that pre-employment screening will be conducted on all potential hires post-offer. Applicants are entitled to a copy of the background check report and have the right to challenge its accuracy and completeness. If the applicant is covered by the Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check Act, and the applicant's record indicates a conviction, he or she may request a waiver from the Illinois Department of Public Health.