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Activity Coordinator


Full Time -   : Open until filled

Job Summary: The Activity Coordinator plans and coordinates the PACE Program therapeutic recreational activities and Day Center Program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Performs an initial, semi-annual and annual assessment of all participants.
  2. Oversees the assessment of individual abilities, needs, and preference through an activities profile.
  3. Identifies problems, establishes realistic goals, and sets up care plans utilizing therapeutic activities.
  4. Utilizes input from restorative service consultants to improve or maintain functional and cognitive ability through therapeutic activities.
  5. Oversees the recreation care plan for each participant.
  6. Plans and assists with carrying out individual and group activities tailored to the needs and limitations of frail, elderly persons.
  7. Demonstrates ability for creative art activities.
  8. Schedules educational programs.
  9. Performs the orientation of new participants to the Day Center Program.
  10. Oversees the planning of the monthly activity schedule.
  11. Performs scheduled activities in the Day Center Program in place of activities aids as needed.
  12. Assumes a leadership role in directing other staff and volunteers in activities.
  13. Performs training and supervises activities aids.
  14. Oversees the supervision of student interns.
  15. Performs initial and annual activity competencies for activities aids and CNA staff.
  16. Recruits and oversees the supervision of volunteers.
  17. Works with the Site Director for approval and oversees the ordering supplies and equipment needs for the Day Center Program.
  18. Oversees the involvement of participants in the program planning.
  19. Maintains a clean and neat environment for participant safety.
  20. Advises and directs activities aids of care plans and participant updates as needed.
  21. Keeps records of expenditures for activity supplies and equipment.
  22. Records volunteer hours and provides reports as needed.
  23. Records, signs and dates progress notes in participant’s records.
  24. Provides general instructions regarding principles of activity/recreational therapy to staff members as needed.
  25. Participates in required PACE staff meetings.
  26. Participates in daily interdisciplinary team meetings.
  27. Participates in scheduled care planning meetings
  28. Participates in initial, semi-annual and annual participant care conferences.
  29. Completes RELIAS training in a timely manner.
  30. Oversees activities aids complete RELIAS training in a timely manner.
  31. Attends appropriate conferences and in-service activities to keep abreast in the field.
  32. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  33. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.


Employment Specifications:



Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy or allied field.



At least 2 years in an adult social or recreational program

One year with frail or elderly population.

Number and type of employees supervised:



Licensure, registry or certification required:

Valid North Dakota License, Current CPR Certification



Special Training:


Must be able to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive and professional manner. Must meet standardized competencies established for position. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases. Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to see, hear, and verbally communicate. Must be able to move about freely and possess manual dexterity and visual acuity.


Working Conditions:

Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment. Potential exposure to infectious disease and environmental hazards.