Activity Director / Activities Director - SMHRF setting

  • 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 

  • Shift/Schedule:  This is a full time day shift position with Manager on Duty (MOD) weekend rotation

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

Activity / Activities Director:  officially we title this job an Activities Director, but in other centers it may be called 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.”


What you will need:  

  • Prior experience in a healthcare setting as an Activity Director or Activities Aide is preferred
  • Certified Activity Director (the 36 hour certification course for the state of IL) preferred, not required 
  • Experience managing others 
  • Extensive involvement with leading a dynamic team, creating an engaging events calendar and managing the individual needs of long term care patients  that address their physical, cognitive and social deficits is preferred
  • Electronic medical records experience (Point Click Care)

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!


This center is managed by TRANSITIONAL CARE MANAGEMENT.  We currently provide comprehensive management services to 12 inpatient healthcare centers throughout the Chicagoland area. These settings include Long-term Care Skilled Nursing (SNFs), Short-term Care Rehabilitation (100% post acute rehab centers), Intermediate Care (ICFs), and Behavioral Health Service (SMHRFs) centers. 

Each center is unique; offering you a variety of long-term career opportunities.

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