Director of Activities
at Lorien Health Services

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

Job Description

Job Description

The primary purpose of your job is to assist with planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Activities Department in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator.

Job Requirements

  • Assist in reviewing and developing a plan of correction for recreation deficiencies noted during survey inspections, and provide a written copy of such report to the immediate supervisor and/or Administrator.
  • Provide assignments and placement of volunteers in cooperation with the request(s) of the department supervisors and ensure that volunteers are familiar with community, social, and civic organizations.
  • Develop and maintain a file on all volunteers and activities and a service record and questionnaire for prospective volunteers.
  • Serve on, participate in and attend various committees of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Budget, Quality Assessment and Assurance, etc.)
  • Supervise/monitor work of volunteers to ensure compliance of requests and established procedures and meet with volunteers regularly to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or improvement services.
  • Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for the recreation department and assist support services in developing, implementing, and conducting in-service training programs that relate to the recreation department.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining a program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among residents and personnel. 
  • Review nurses' notes to determine if the activity care plan is being followed and report problem areas to the director of nursing services.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the recreation department's budget for food, equipment, supplies, and labor and submit to the recreation coordinator for review, recommendations and approval.
  • Ensure that the recreation personnel and volunteers are knowledgeable of the resident's rights and responsibilities, including the right of refusal and maintain confidentiality of pertinent resident care information.


  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess patience, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm and the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel. 
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing services. 

Job Snapshot

About Us

Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation & Assisted Living in Maryland.

If you or your loved ones have ever visited a Lorien Health community, you probably have a strong idea of what distinguishes our company from the multitude of others that offer skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living services. You’ll feel the difference as soon as you step through our door and make your way through our beautiful buildings. In doing so, you’ll see firsthand that every person on our team is here to make your experience amazing, with health, healing, and happiness as the driving forces behind our daily mission.

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