Activities Specialist

Position Summary

The Activity Specialist is responsible for providing assistance to the Healthy Lifestyles Director in the implementation, delivery, and coordination for the overall activity program within the community.

Essential Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Is completely familiar with the state regulations governing Assisted Living and Alzheimer's care, ensuring compliance in department by regularly reviewing regulations checklist.
  • Meets Elmcroft Standards established for the Nursing and Activities departments, as applicable.
  • Provides timely communication to Resident Services Director for clinical change observations.
  • Assists Healthy Lifestyles Director in timely and honest communication with families in order to promote good relationships and keep them informed about community events, i.e. activities programs.
  • Oversee the Care Connect program in conjunction with the Community Relations Director to ensure each new resident makes a happy, healthy transition to the community.
  • Provide marketing support within the community by participating in tours and discussions with potential residents and their families.
  • Assists Healthy Lifestyles Director in planning a varied monthly activity calendar using the Elmcroft activity standards.
  • Arranges for appropriate spiritual activities as reflected by resident preferences.
  • Posts a community calendar monthly according to Elmcroft Standards.
  • Encourages all residents to participate in some or all of activities. Assists Healthy Lifestyles Director in maintaining records of resident attendance and annually updated resident activity assessments.
  • Works in collaboration with the Healthy Lifestyles Director to arrange for a variety of entertainment to be brought to the community for the entertainment of the residents.
  • Arranges for a variety of exercise opportunities suitable for the elderly population to enhance residents' mobility, strength, bone mass, and social interaction.
  • Keeps sufficient activity program and craft supplies on hand for in-house entertainment.
  • Ability to drive the community vehicle to transport Community residents, including but not limited to providing transportation to local physician or dental offices, trips outside Community for shopping, entertainment, education, and/or appointments, both non-medical and medical, outside of the Community, as assigned.
  • Is fully knowledgeable of the fire evacuation and disaster policy of the community and participates as assigned in fire and disaster drills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of compliance and ethics program policies and procedures;
  • Completes all mandatory compliance, HIPAA and state and federal regulatory training as required.
  • Maintains appropriate degree of confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the Care, Comfort, and Happiness of our residents.


  • Education: High School or GED preferred, six months to one year related experience and/or training preferred, working with the Alzheimer's population; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with Activities preferred.
  • Licenses: CNA designation preferred. Assisted Living Activities certification, if required by State.
  • Must be in possession of, or have the ability to obtain, a valid state driver's license.

Tallahassee, FL 32301, US