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Activities Assistant

An Activity Assistant coordinates the activity program to meet the needs, interests, and capabilities of the residents.

Education & Experience:

None required

Salary Average
$26,000

Certifications
None required

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Activities Director

Activities Director

The Activity Director is responsible for directing the development, implementation, supervision, and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. This includes scheduling activities, both individual and groups, implementing and delegating the implementation of these programs, monitoring and evaluating the response to the programs to determine if the activities meet the assessed needs of the resident.

Education & Experience:

Has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within five years preceding the date of hire, one year of which was full-time in a resident activities program in a health care setting; or is licensed as an occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant or certified by a nationally recognized accrediting body as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional; or has successfully completed 90 hours of training covering activities programming from a technical or vocational school, college, university, or other educational institution, and has one year of experience in recreational or activities services. (See the regulation here, under paragraph G).

Salary Average
$38,000

Certifications
None required

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