CentraState Healthcare System

  • Director of Activities at Applewood

    Posted Date 4 days ago(10/15/2018 1:47 PM)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Administrator, plans, directs and supervises the overall operation of the Activities Department. Works within the department and as a part of the Management Team to operationalize the patient care and service goals and objectives established by senior management. Abides and complies with NJ Department of Health and Senior Services state regulations and/or Joint Commission where applicable.


    • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the residents' individual needs.
    • Affirms the resident's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
    • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
    • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
    • Coordinates the Volunteer Program including recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating them.
    • Provides a program of activities that will fulfill basic psychological, social and spiritual needs by ensuring activities are available to all patients including entertainment, communication, exercise, orientation etc. Design specific programs and calendar for dementia residents.
    • Public relations by promoting and publishing activity calendar and social events within and outside the community. Contact system public relations for positive press coverage of Activities.
    • Transportation Coordination responsible for scheduling outside activities and providing or arranging for transportation and supervision.
    • Coordination/Facilitator of Resident Council.
    • May be responsible to oversee operation of on-site General Store and/or Beauty Shop.



    Baccalaureate degree with concentration in therapeutic recreation, psychology, sociology, or related field required.

    A combination of education and experience may be substituted for required degree. 


    Work Experience:

    Two years’ related experience preferred.

    Previous supervisory experience with resident activities in a healthcare setting required and prior experience working with Alzheimer residents preferred.


    Licenses and Certifications:

    Current certification from the NCCAP (National Certification Council for Activity Professionals) or the NCTR (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation, Inc).
    Internal candidates may be in progress and granted up to 1 year to obtain certification if they meet other job and regulatory requirements.


    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Normal office environment with occasional visits to locations across the system and off-site.



    Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Occasionally

    Standing/Walking - Continuously

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing – Occasionally

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Occasionally

    Typing/Filing - Occasionally


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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