Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

Activity Director

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/1/2024 2:53 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
1st Shift
USD $16.35/Hr.


Development and coordination of activities program designed to promote the residents' active involvement with each other, their families and the community, and involve staff in implementing program goals. 


  1. Develop and coordinate activities designed to promote the active involvement of residents living in an Assisted Living Community.
  2. Demonstrate involvement with all residents, staff, residents' families, volunteers and community resources.
  3. Maintain a written updated residents' interest list and capabilities.
  4. Using the "Activities Supervisor's Guide", plan a minimum of 14 hours of group activities and individual activities per week taking into consideration residents' interest.
  5. Prepare a monthly calendar for planned activities in large print and post in a prominent location on the first day of each month and update as needed before the activities take place.
  6. Include the following types of activities on the posted calendar: social and recreational; diversional and intellectual; work-type and volunteer.
  7. Participate in evaluating the overall effectiveness of activities program at least once every six months.
  8. Assist the residents in transportation as related to the activities program when so indicated by ED/Administrator.
  9. Plan for assisting residents to participate in, at least one outing every other month.
  10. Take inventory and purchase activities' supplies including recreational equipment, supplies for games, books, current magazines, and daily newspaper for living and recreational areas, so as to operate within the community's budget and according to administrative policy.
  11. Receipts for activity supplies must be signed and kept on file for ED/Administrator.
  12. Help maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each resident.
  13. Report any accident/incident to ED/Administrator, Administrator-In-Charge or SIC.
  14. Work cooperatively with all other staff and relate favorably to residents and families.
  15. Be familiar with confidentiality of resident information and adhere to requirements.
  16. Be familiar with and able to apply all the home's accident, fire safety, OSHA and emergency procedures.
  17. Be familiar with the Adult Care Home Residents' Bill of Rights and assist residents with exercising these rights.
  18. Assure careful treatment of Adult Care Home equipment and utilization of supplies.
  19. Be responsible for reading and adhering to all Adult Care Home and Employee Policies.
  20. Participate in job-related continuing education as per ED/Administrator's instructions.
  21. Perform other related duties as assigned by ED/Administrator.


  • Must have a valid NC Driver's License.

  • Must have had at least 8 years of driving experience, as this is a requirement of company's liability insurance carrier.

  • Must be able to Lift, Push, or Pull minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED, or have passed the Alternative Exam provided by NCDHSR
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand and follow directions
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have course-related studies, or have at least six months' experience working in a recreational environment with individuals in a group setting
  • Must possess good computer skills
  • Must have a two-step tuberculin skin test (first test prior to hire and second test within two weeks of first test)
  • Must maintain resident confidentiality and Residents' Bill of Rights
  • Must not have substantiated findings on the NC Personnel Registry or Health Care Program
  • Must have a clear SBI and DMV record and maintain during employment period
  • Must have or obtain certificate for the basic activity course for assisted living activity directors, within 9-Months of start date.


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