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DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES

General Purpose:

Develops and conducts programs for the residents, both within the facility and the community, which enrich their lives through participation in social, religious, educational, creative, and service activities.

Essential Functions of the Job:

    • Administrative Functions: As a Department Head, the Director of Activities directly reports to the Administrator. Provides the Administrator with the next month’s planned schedule of activities. Attends the facility’s department head meetings.

    • Director of Activities Functions: Reviews the social and recreational needs of each resident to determine the types of activities each requires. Involves the resident/s individually and in groups in arts and crafts, games, music, drama, exercises, programs, indoor and outdoor activities and social activities designed to promote group relationships. Contacts the community’s social, religious, and volunteer groups to solicit their help in developing activity programs of interest and coordinate their efforts with the facility programs. Takes residents out of the facility and into the community on such outings as nature walks and shopping trips, both individually and in groups as time allows. Utilizes allotted budget according to established policies and procedures.  Keeps an accurate record of all expenditures and invoices. Requests and maintains equipment and supplies as needed for the facility’s program.  Keep lists of present supplies and equipment including where they are stored. Creates the facility’s monthly newsletter/calendar of activities. Posts said schedule prominently for the information of residents and staff and for marketing purposes. Decorates the facility during special occasions. Meets all new residents within seven days.  Attends the Resident Council Meeting and Townhall Meeting and acts as a liaison between the residents and the management.

    • Training: Continues to enlarge his/her own knowledge and background by going to Recreational/Activity Director’s meetings and seminars.

    • Resident Rights Functions : Ensures compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding resident’s rights

    • Physical/Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of a mechanical devices): Walking, reaching, lifting, grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing and pulling, distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures; read and write English, communicate with residents and personnel. Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have at least one year of experience in conducting group activities and be knowledgeable in evaluating resident needs, supervising other employees, and in training volunteers.

    • Must be able to read, write and follow verbal instructions and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.

    • Must have a cleared fingerprint record obtained from the Department of Justice as required by Community Care Licensing.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your resume to Admin@AnaheimRetirementPlaza.com.


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Anaheim Crown Plaza
641 South Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92804
Telephone: 714-827-7007
Fax: 714-827-9637
License# 306003720
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