Director of Activities (Abingdon, VA)

Director of Activities (Abingdon, VA)
Abingdon Health & Rehab Center in Abingdon, VA, has a career opportunity for a dynamic Director of Activities to develop, design and implement the activities program for our patients and residents.
Abingdon Health & Rehab Center provides a resident-centered, customer service approach to care by qualified staff that values quality and commits to compliance and higher standards. Our goal is simple: to use innovative techniques and creative thinking to provide more efficient and effective treatments. We have worked to create a welcoming, enjoyable atmosphere, whether people come for short-term rehab or long-term care. We are doing more than just challenging the status quo - We are changing lives!
Successful service excellence candidates will have the following qualifications and ability to:

  • Assist in the implementation of activities program which meets the state, federal and company guidelines, including completion of all required documentation.

  • Supervise activity staff, volunteers and student interns. ?Coordinate recruitment, orientation and training.

  • Encourage patient/resident participation in activity programs.

  • Participate in center sponsored community outings for the patients/residents.

  • Maintain activity equipment and supplies.

  • Demonstrate and maintain positive interaction with patients, residents, families and community resources.

  • Develop, organize, and coordinates available center and community resources.

  • Assists the residents in development and organization of the Resident Council.

  • Assist in arrangement for and participation in center sponsored community outings for the residents.

  • Assess each resident and participate in the development and implementation of the residents? comprehensive plan of care. ?

  • Work varied hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled for activities.

  • Organize and schedule community events that create positive interactions between residents, families and community resources.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Come be a part of a team that is driven by our mission to provide a peace of mind to those we care for: our patients, residents, families and staff. Be part of a Service Excellence culture!
Drug Free & EOE



  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who

  • Is licensed or registered by the state and is eligible for certification as a therapeutic rec specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after 10.1.1990; has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; is a qualified occupations therapist or occupations therapist assistant; OR has completed a training course approved by the state.

  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as taking direction.

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) preferred.

  • Experience in directing individual and group activities preferred.

  • Must have a valid Virginia driver?s license and Virginia CDL driver?s license, if applicable.

  • Must be flexible, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and be able to make effective decisions and work as part of a service excellence team.


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