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Director of Recreation Activities

Steuben Center is seeking an energetic & passionate Director of Recreation for our skilled nursing facility. The ideal candidate will have prior Nursing Home recreation experience.


Position Summary:

The Recreation Director is responsible for providing an ongoing program of activities designed to meet the physical, social, educational, and spiritual needs of every resident, as per the current federal and state guidelines and regulations.

The Recreation Director will be expected to plan, coordinate, develop and implement a comprehensive activities program that is appropriate for all levels of abilities and participation, and ensures that each resident has an individualized plan of care that outlines current participation.

Additionally the Recreation Director is responsible for hiring and supervising all recreation staff/ volunteers and ensuring that they are trained appropriately and given equipment, supplies and resources necessary for the programs’ success.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans a variety of engaging activity programs 7 days/ week (including evenings, weekend and holidays)
  • Plans activities that are appropriate to the needs of the residents (includes but are not limited to: small and large group programs, individual pursuits, sensory activities, clubs, special interests, spiritual and religious activities, one to one activities, community outings)
  • Prepares a monthly calendar of activities that is posted in prominent areas and provided to every resident.  
  • Prepares a monthly staffing schedule that includes evening and weekend and holiday coverage
  • Ensures that all documentation requirements are met. (MDS, assessments, care plans)
  • Develops a system to record resident participation / attendance
  • Participates in morning meetings , department head meetings, care plan meetings, and any other meeting as directed by the facility administrator
  • Orders appropriate supplies and equipment for the department.
  • Plans a monthly resident council meeting (and any other resident committees such as food committee) and is the staff liaison for the resident council president and other resident executive committee members. Takes minutes of meetings and ensures that all resident concerns are addressed.
  • Organizes and coordinates special community outings with resident interests in mind.
  • Arranges regular entertainment, parties, seasonal programs and special events.
  • Plans and coordinates staff events at the request of the administrator
  • Ensures that facility is appropriately decorated as per the holiday/season.
  • Supervises the volunteer program for the facility.
  • Coordinates community grass roots programming and serves as facility representative at local events.
  • Responsible for maintaining a bi monthly newsletter and maintaining facility social media program
  • Adheres to all facility and corporate policies. 


Bath, NY

Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has been the provider of long-term care services in Steuben County since 1834. Formerly known as "The Infirmary" the facility is located in the county seat of Steuben County, nestled between Bath and Hammondsport. The focus of care is to provide quality health care with respect for the individual's dignity in a homelike environment utilizing the collective talents of those who live, work and visit the facility. At Steuben Center we offer a friendly and warm working environment, premium compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, professional growth & stability, innovative training programs, and more. Steuben Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care consortium.

Centers Health Care is the only fully integrated post-acute continuum of care, offering services to the elderly throughout NY, NJ and RI through its Healthcare facilities & agencies, Dialysis & Urgent Care Centers, a Managed Care Plan and a Durable Medical Equipment Provider. Earning praiseworthy reviews as the leading provider of top quality medical care in rehabilitative treatment and healthcare, Centers Health Care is unwavering in our dedication to excellence in care, and proud of our commitment to diversity and community involvement.

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

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