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Job Opening: Sandy Springs, Georgia

Job Title:
Activities Manager
Job description:

Written by: Director of Human Resources Date Written: 03/06/2017
Reports to: Assistant to the Director Department: Activities

The role of the Activities Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Activities Department and work with facility managers and residents to provide unique, fun and energetic activities for the facility residents.

  • The Activities Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Planning and implementing of activities to meet residents’ specific needs, to include large group, small group and individual participation.
  • Managing current activities and improving upon those activities that is in place.
  • Creating unique activities that continue to follow new trends and fit the old and new demographics within the community, including fitness, dance, entertainment, and off-property activities.
  • Creating the weekly newsletter, Tower’s Talk. Having it ready for proof reading on Thursday so that it can be printed on Friday.
  • Assist in the creation a monthly calendar, listing all ongoing activities and events that will be happening during the month.
  • Planning yearly activities and events with facility managers and residents, as needed.
  • Theme parties and events for the year, including the décor and other aspects that make the event lively and fun.
  • Create a monthly transportation calendar.
  • Update channels 6 (activities) and 7 (dining) daily or as needed to ensure it is up-to-date.
  • Host “Trivia” quizzes weekly and print copies.
  • Create printed programs for the special events that require them, this includes songbooks and any handouts that the event may need.
  • Create fliers for Floor Reps monthly.
  • Hire a variety of musicians and entertainment for diverse tastes.
  • Hire and run fitness instructors and pool activities.
  • Keep the bulletin board updated and organized.
  • Take residents on weekly outings.
  • Work Mount Vernon Towers planned parties and events as needed. Work with paid entertainment as needed to ensure they have what is needed.
  • Set-up event space for Activities events, parties, vendors and other functions. Set-up includes tables, chairs, linens and equipment that may be involved in the function.
  • Serve beverages and food for Activities events and assist with service during Mount Vernon Towers sponsored events, helping to take drinks & food to residents, clearing dishes and maintaining the room.
  • Assist with design ideas for parties throughout the facility.
  • Participate in annual shows and events put on by the facility and/or residents.
  • Examine your department’s budget to make sure your organization can afford the purchase of supplies and the specifics involved in the activity.
  • Assist with taking reservations and ordering tickets for outings.
  • Plan staff events & functions.
  • Help in development, coordination and implementation of restorative programs that enhance the resident’s lives and allow them to reach their highest level of physical and psycho-social well-being.
  • Developing the Activities staff so that they understand the principles of the company, are able to create the right atmosphere for residents and can demonstrate scheduled activities to guests, as needed.


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts – Monday-Saturday, weekends & holidays as needed by the department.
  • Must be able to drive the bus to outings/events.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to speak and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Must have an ability to speak, write, read and understand the primary language within the facility.
  • Must be able to drive a non-commercial bus for up to 25 people, must have a valid driver’s license and no serious infractions or points on driver’s insurance.
  • Must be able to work Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Power point).
  • Must be able to utilize technology, including computers, email, mobile phones etc.
  • Must use good judgment.
  • Must work as a team to drive results.
  • Must be an organized individual and prioritize well.
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations, work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize well.
  • Must have a good work ethic.
  • Must display a positive attitude.


This position does not require that the individual know or understand any specific department expectations prior to being hired. This position is an entry level position and the facility will train the individual on the key areas of the job. However, a candidate that has the following experience will benefit greatly:

  • Having used and worked with Microsoft Office, particularly Word for documents & letters and Power Point for slide shows and presentations.
  • Having used Apple computers, particularly Key Note for slide shows and presentations.
  • Having had some background in organizing parties and event planning.
  • Having had some experience decorating event space for parties and events.
  • Must be able to drive a non-commercial bus for up to 25 people.


  • High School or equivalent education required.
  • Some college or higher education preferred, but not required.
  • 1+ years of Activities Coordinator experience preferred but not required.
Contact Information:
Mount Vernon Towers
Contact person:
Rita Malone
300 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
United States
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(404) 255-3534

Posted 4.12.17

Job Opening: Akron, Ohio

Job Title:
Activity Coordinator
Job description:
In this position , you will ensure that delivery of services helps to support the mission of St. Luke Lutheran Community- Portage Lakes by providing quality activity programming to meet the emotional , physical, mental, spiritual, vocational and social needs of our residents. The successful candidate will work directly with the residents leading and participating in various activities and outings. Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary. The successful candidate will have NCCAP or NAAPCC certification and 2-3 years of experience serving the elderly population preferred. Generous paid time off, set schedule and every other weekend and holiday off.
Contact Information:
St. Luke Lutheran Community – Portage Lakes
Contact person:
Joan Graham
St. Luke – Portage Lakes
615 Latham Lane
Akron, Ohio 44319
United States
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(330) 245-7313

Posted 4.7.17

Job Opening: New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Title:
Activities Coordinator
Job description:
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR needed for personal care/memory care. Must have a minimum of 2 plus years recent experience as an Activities Coordinator in a senior living community with older adults and individuals with memory impairment. Must be sincerely interested in seniors, their health, and developing a program to support their physical and psychological well-being through recreational activities. Candidate will have effective communication skills and be able to work flexible hours. If you meet these qualifications, please submit your resume for consideration.
Contact Information:
HomeLife in the Gardens
Contact person:
Cindy Rogers
1101 Aline Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
United States
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(504) 894-6100

Posted 3.31.17

Job Opening: Harrisburg, Illinois

Job Title:
Certified Activity Therapist for thriving behavioral health program
Job description:
Horizon Health * US-IL-Harrisburg / Marion / Carbondale

Job Summary:

Certified Recreation Therapist –

  • Seeking a certified Recreation Therapist to work on a 30-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit in the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, IL.
  • The Recreational Therapist (RT) coordinates the recreation, stress management, leisure planning and activity groups for the unit. The RT is responsible for completing assessments and conducting activity therapy groups as well as documenting patient progress in progress notes.
  • Harrisburg is 26 minutes from Marion, IL; 48 minutes from Carbondale; and an hour from Evansville, IN.
  • Education: Possesses a Bachelor’s Recreational Therapy; and Certification in Recreational Therapy
  • Experience:  One year of experience in recreation therapy services in a psychiatric, mental health, nursing home or related setting preferred. Certification and a trainer in CPI or a similar aggression management program is desirable.
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Required education:
  • Required experience:
    •recreation therapy services in a psychiatric, mental health, nursing home or related setting: 1 year
Contact Information:
Mulberry Center at Harrisburg Medical Center
Contact person:
Linda Patton
100 Dr. Warren Tuttle Dr.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
United States
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(618) 253-0461

Posted 3.13.17

Job Opening: Tampa, Florida

Job Title:
Recreation Therapist
Job description:
This position is intended to focus on the therapeutic needs of students in the school age programs using all forms of recreation as intervention. Includes assessment, intervention, and follow-up as well as teacher and parent training. General schedule is from 12 pm – 8 pm Monday through Friday, with evening flexibility to meet program and family needs. Collect ongoing data and track program outcomes and success.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Assess students’ needs through observations, school and medical records, tests, and consulting with other professionals, teachers, families, and students
  • Create treatment plans and programs that meet students’ needs and interests
  • Plan and implement interventions to mitigate the effects of trauma
  • Engage students in therapeutic activities using a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and field trips
  • Help students learn social skills needed to become or remain independent
  • Teach students about ways to cope with anxiety or depression
  • Record and analyze a student’s progress
  • Evaluate interventions for effectiveness
  • Provide training and support to staff teams and to parents to increase effectiveness of interventions
  • Collect and report ongoing data
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide intervention programs
  • Participate in regular team meetings to develop plans for students and monitor progress
  • Keep confidential records according to the Ethical Boundaries for Those That Serve. Maintain professional boundaries
  • Demonstrate flexibility in work schedule to ensure that client/program needs are being met
  • Participate in Metropolitan Ministries holiday efforts, Bridge Builders and other fund raising events when needed. Provide tours of the facilities and speak on behalf of Metropolitan Ministries as needed
  • Support the team and supervisor in other tasks as assigned
  • Meet personal goals and actively contribute to the achievement if the team and organizational targets/goals as stated on the Balanced Scorecard and in the annual plan


Education and Experience: 

A minimum of a B.S. degree in recreation therapy. Minimum of three years of experience in the fields of recreation therapy or related field. Direct experience working with children and parents required. Bi-lingual preferred. National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or Activity Professional Credential is required.

Skill Requirements: 

Must be able to work effectively with children and parents, representing and communicating their status and progress to small groups and professionals within a network comprised of the Hillsborough County School District, Metropolitan Ministries service providers, and applicable and related medical social service providers in the surrounding community. Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong oral and written communications skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; willing to work with minimal supervision, yet be able to accept direction; well organized and detail oriented. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Access, Word and Excel required.

Requires heart for ministry and comfort working with poor and homeless families and individuals. Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with low socio-economic and diverse populations facing crisis situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Knowledge of community resources available to homeless population. Must demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to issues of faith, culture, and other sources of diversity. Ability to work as part of a team within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Physical Requirements: 

Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.


Must pass applicable pre-employment screening and demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must be available to work during normal school hours and for evening meetings as required. Must pass required background pre-employment screening. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to transport self and clients when necessary.

Contact Information:
Metropolitan Ministries
Contact person:
Steve Gilman
2002 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
United States
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(813) 209-1083

Posted 3.9.17

Job Opening: Kotzebue, Alaska

Job Title:
Activities Coordinator
Job description:
Position is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the Inupiaq (Eskimos) in the northernmost nursing home in the country. Located on the west coast of Alaska, it is a beautiful 18 bed facility that is only 5 years old. Facility has received national recognition for its work on providing traditional food to its Elders.

The Activities Coordinator is responsible for developing and conducting programs that take into account the unique culture. Activity programs range from going ice fishing, berry picking on the tundra, drying salmon and others that reflect their lifestyle. Challenges include: developing programs that take into account the lack of sunlight during certain weeks in the winter and complete to almost sunlight during the summer months.

Duties include:
1) doing assessments, charting and developing plans of care with the interdisciplinary team as well as running resident council.
2) coordinating the monthly native potluck
3) outings to the native fish camp, basketball games and to the Park Service
4) one to one programming
5) helping to develop policies and procedures
6) other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate will have several years of experience, preferably certified and ability to develop one of a kind programs for this unique culture.

Contact Information:
Utuqqanaat Inaat
Contact person:
Val Kreil
436 Fifth Avenue
PO Box 510
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
United States
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(907) 442-7974

Posted 3.7.17

Job Opening: Denver, Colorado

Job Title:
Life Enrichment / Activities Coordinator
Job description:
In this rewarding position, you will develop, plan and implement a wide variety of stimulating, high quality programs that meet the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and individual needs of a diverse community. The successful candidate will work directly with the residents leading and participating in various activities and outings.
Life Enrichment is the Activities Department and we are all about bringing fun, creativity and learning to our residents! On any given day, coordinators help facilitate socials, games, crafts, cooking, movies, outings, outside time, and many other fun activities! We work well as a team and we try to bring new and exciting ideas to our monthly calendars and encourage new suggestions. If you are looking for a fast paced and fun work environment, this might be the right place for you! Weekends and holidays are a MUST in this role!Qualifications:
• Previous experience in organizing activities or event planning preferred
• Effective verbal and written communication skills required
• Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people, particularly the elderly and their family members
• Ability to communicate openly, honestly and responsibly with others
• Ability to maintain a customer focus, treating others with respect and integrity
• Ability to accept responsibility for agreements made and follow through as appropriate
• Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language
• Ability to adapt and work effectively as part of a team and independently
• Ability to bend, push and pull objects and lift and carry up to 50 pounds, unassisted
• Ability to sit, stand, and/or walk for long periods of time
• Ability to read a map and familiarity with the Denver metro area preferred
• Must be able to drive a company vehicle (Town Car and 14 passenger van)
• Must possess a current driver’s license and have the ability to meet approved driver requirements
• MUST be able to work weekends/holidays as needed.To apply, please go to are an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information:
Balfour Senior Living
Contact person:
Human Resources
1500 Little Raven Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States
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(303) 926-3850

Posted 2.24.17

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