Activity / Activities Director

  • 100 Belle Aire Ave, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Activities
  • Job Title: Activities Director
  • Status of Employment: Full Time
  • Shift Type: Days
  • Name of Location/Facility: Kankakee Terrace
  • Represented position?: This is a Non-Union position.

Company Description

Activity / Activities Director

  • Start Date:  Within 1-2 weeks of acceptance 
  • Schedule:  Days
  • Shift:  Monday-Friday with Manager on Duty (MOD) weekend rotations

Our leadership: 

Transitional Care Management has 12 different locations throughout Chicagoland.

  • Multiple centers give you the opportunity for advancement.  In fact, 16 of our current DONs & ADONs were promoted from within.
  • The culture that surrounds us is one of great patient care, and has the feeling of true support by those who work beside you. 
  • You have direct access to our executive team via our “iCare Line”, so you can openly express concerns or compliments.

Our center: 

Kankakee Terrace is a Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility (SMHRF) that has 146 beds and provides rehabilitative treatment to individuals seeking to recover from their illness.  The Administrator often says, “Our focus is recovery and rehabilitation”.

Location:  The center is 2 miles from I-57 and just down the street from Snowbarger Athletic Park (& the former Bears Training Camp).  It’s an easy commute.

Job Description

Activities Director:  officially we title this job an Activities Director, but in other centers it may be called an Activity Coordinator / Director of Activities or Life Enrichment Coordinator / Director

The Activities Director shall develop and implement meaningful activity and recreational programs that embrace and fulfill the needs, as well as varied interests, of the residents while promoting or enhancing physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Design of the programs will include social, sensory, physical, cognitive, reflective, nature, spiritual activities and outings.

  • Organizes and schedules events related to residents’ interests
  • Plans, schedules and implement room visits and in-room activities for residents unable to leave their rooms
  • Plans, schedules and implements indoor and outdoor activity programs
  • Maintains an activity attendance record for each resident
  • Assess needs and maintain an adequate supply of materials to implement activity programs

What’s in it for you: 

  • High quality standards; in fact, many of our centers have a 5-star quality rating
  • Employee recognition & referral programs
  • Annual merit increase opportunities
  • We focus on building relationships with our residents and families.  In time, you may feel like they are your family too.
  • Our Activities/Events department goes beyond bingo.  We focus on the individual patient and as a result they are more engaged with you.

What our employees may say to you (excerpts from our employee survey):

  • “I feel like I make a difference here.”
  • “People here are willing to give a little extra to get the job done right.”
  • “When I look at what we accomplished, I feel a sense of pride.”

Qualifications

Activity / Activities Director

What we need from you:

  • Certified Activity Director (the 36 hour certification course for the state of IL) is preferred but not required 
  • Prior Activity Director or Activity Aide experience in a SNF, ICF or SMHRF is preferred
  • Experience with the Psych/Behavioral Health population
  • Innovative ideas to engage residents
  • Must have a passion for working with behaviors 
  • Electronic medical records experience (Point Click Care or PCC) is preferred

Additional Information

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

  • PPE:  No PPE Shortages here!  We have PPE (including N95 & Surgical masks) for our team members.  Join us and we’ll keep you protected!
  • Virtual interviews, utilizing ‘video chat’ apps and software
  • Temperature screenings and routine health checks
  • And more …

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

  • Join us and love what you do again!

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