CentraState Healthcare System

  • Activities Specialist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 9:59 AM)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Plan, teach and coordinate a program of recreational, educational and creative arts activities for residents of the facility, performed in cooperation with residents, staff and community resources. Share responsibility for scheduling transportation runs and driving residents on these scheduled runs. Assists the Director with care planning and departmental documentation. If an employee holds a Valid N.J. Driver’s License or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), he/she may be required to assist in driving facility bus or facility car.


    • 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.
    • Provides a program of activities that will include entertainment, communication, exercise, relaxation, orientation, as well as an opportunity to express creative talents and fulfill basic psychological, social and spiritual needs.
    • Develop an interest questionnaire and/or activity assessment to gather information to assess interests/talents of residents and plan activities accordingly.
    • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures by attending to details of planning and running activities, including daily announcements, daily reality orientation boards, care of facility pets, monthly calendars, activities set up/clean up, seasonal and holiday decorations, bulletin boards, resident birthdays, Resident Council, ordering and organizing supplies, booking entertainment, interdepartmental communication regarding activity functions and miscellaneous clerical duties.
    • Shares responsibility for attending IDCP meetings and required documentation and communicates ideas and observations at departmental staff meetings.



    Associates Degree required.

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


    Work Experience:

    Experience in a Healthcare Facility preferred.


    Licenses and Certifications:

    NCCAP certification or CTRS certification. If not certified upon hire, NCCAP certification must be obtained within two years of hire date.


    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Ability to work with older adults, especially those with disabilities. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Works in a normal office environment with frequent exposure to sick or uncooperative residents.



    Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Rarely

    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 - Occasionally

    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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