Job Description

13525 E 23rd Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA Req #5198
Monday, August 29, 2022

POSITION TITLE: Activities Director

REPORTS TO:  Nursing Home Administrator

DEPARTMENT:  Administration

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Activity Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.   You are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.


  • Develop, maintain, evaluate, and direct the activity programs

  • Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the needs of the residents and their family

  • Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selecting of personnel for the activity department

  • Implement a written plan for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem/need identified

  • Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards of practice

  • Make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator

  • Assist in the scheduling of activity care plans and assessments

  • Drives company vehicle for resident outings, appointments, etc.; accompanies residents on trips outside of the community

  • Provide daily activities for the resident

  • Review nurses’ notes to determine if activity care plan is being followed 

  • Involve residents and family in planning facilities when necessary

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the identification of medically related activity needs of the resident

  • Review and develop a plan of correction for activity deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such a report to the Administrator

  • Counsel/discipline activity personnel as necessary

  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with other department supervisors and coordinate the activity program to assure that daily activities can be performed without interruption

  • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that ensure a well-educated activity department

  • Make weekly inspections of all activity functions to assure quality control measures are continually maintained

  • Encourage residents to participate in hobbies and crafts.  Provide materials as necessary

  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors

  • Maintain and support a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee, and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations

  • Maintain safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices

  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Relationship Building

Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others

Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

Build relationships with all types of people



Communicate effectively




Ability to organize and prioritize

Ability to exercise judgment and display understanding

Detail oriented and follow through


Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively

Creative in coming up with options and variety

Curiosity and desire to learn 


  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served

  • Must be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation

  • Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel

  • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; 2 years college coursework preferred.

  • Activities Director Certification required; applicants hired without a certification must obtain certification within 24 months of hire date. (Employee hired prior to 2015 are grandfathered.)

  • CTRS or other bachelor’s degree in a related field is acceptable in lieu of AD Certification


  • How long it usually takes to completely perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, ability, work experience and/or education: up to 3 months


  • Works in all areas of the facility

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc

  • Communicates with facility staff and department supervisors

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:(With or without aide or medical devices)

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a mental and physical examination.

  • The physical and sensory requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in facility and is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch , talk and hear.

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.


  • This is a full-time position with benefits

  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

  • Classification: non-exempt

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

It must be understood that this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.80
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.42

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