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Activities Director NY

Company: The DePaul Group
Location: Henrietta
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Activities Director NY

Job Locations



Assisted Living


Regular Full-Time

FLSA Status





Senior Living

Corporation Name

DePaul Adult Care Communities (DACC) NY


Woodcrest Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community is hiring a full-time Activities Director. The pay range for this opportunity is $17.50 - $18.10 Why work for DePaul?

  • Make a positive difference in someone's life
  • Supportive work environment
  • We value diversity
  • Opportunity for professional development and career advancement
  • Excellent benefits and competitive wages


  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality and rights of residents. Demonstrates a positive and caring attitude toward all residents, staff, and guests.

  • Develop a program designed to promote active involvement of all residents taking into consideration individual preferences and choices. The program is to provide social, physical, intellectual, and recreational activities in a planned, coordinated, and structured manner.

  • Plan, prepare and implement a monthly activities calendar to be posted in a prominent spot no later than the first day of each month. The first week of every month needs to be posted 7 days prior to the start of the new month.

  • Review, upon move-in, personal information about each resident's interests and capabilities. Include this information and other data obtained from the resident / family members, on an individualized index card system or the equivalent. This information should be used when developing activities and be updated as needed.

  • Schedule a minimum of fourteen (14) hours of planned activities a week.

  • Schedule outings so that each resident has the opportunity to participate in at least one outing every other month.

  • Plan and implement one-on-one activities with residents.

  • Enable residents to enjoy solitary activities.

  • Notify residents of activities and assist and encourage them to attend.

  • Decorate the facility for holidays and make sure decorations are removed within five (5) days following a holiday.

  • Order supplies for activities according to budget. Ensure that all expenditures are accounted for from the activity expenses and that all receipts are properly recorded and submitted.

  • Plan facility programs, parties, potluck and other celebrations with approval of the Administrator.

  • If desired, develop a volunteer program from within the community. Train and coordinate all volunteer activities.

  • Attend staff in-service meetings.

  • Schedule and facilitate a monthly Resident Council meeting, document using meeting minutes, and document a resolution to any questions and/or concerns raised. Review minutes with Administrator and provide copies to residents.

  • Assist with new staff orientation r/t/the role of activities.

  • Possess a working knowledge of Resident's Rights.

  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the Activity Program, including input from the residents at least every six (6) months and document finding. Review results with the Administrator and make changes as appropriate.

  • Ensure that MSDS are available for all substances used in the Activity Department. Keep such materials secure when not in use and supervised. SPECIAL DEMANDS:
  • Warm, friendly, high-energy "bubbly" personality.
  • Genuine enjoyment of working with crafts, activities and the geriatric / adult special needs population.
  • Ability to gently but firmly encourage / coax residents to participate and enjoy success oriented activities to feel good about themselves and increase their self-esteem. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ability to communicate with residents and staff in English
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to visually observe residents, to hear emergency systems and verbal needs expressed by residents.
  • Ability to turn, stoop, bend and stretch in order to assist residents.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to use equipment competently.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies, i.e. resident choking, evacuation of residents and visitors in the event of fire.


  • Associate's degree from an accredited College or University, or satisfactory completion of two years of college; in either case with major work in recreation or a related field, or two years of full-time experience in the recreation field with a dependent adult population
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must have the required references and criminal record check.
  • Must have a valid New York State Driver's license and a clean driving record that meets Agency's Clean Driving Record Policy.


    This position is eligible for the following benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Generous PTO & Paid Holidays, 403B Employer Match, Employee Discount Programs, Free Parking and Staff Recognition Programs. DePaul is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and program need.

Keywords: The DePaul Group, Irondequoit , Activities Director NY, Executive , Henrietta, New York

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