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Activities Manager

Shaw Mountain of Cascadia Boise ,ID
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title: Activities Manager (Director)

This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! To be a part of one of the best and fastest growing teams in healthcare! Shaw Mountain of Cascadia is located in the beautiful foothills of Boise, Idaho. We are committed to providing an excellent clinical experience for our patients and an amazing work environment for our employees.


Through comprehensive assessment and evaluation, develops program of activity therapy from a holistic approach to meet the needs of a diverse resident population.

Note: All employees of Cascadia Healthcare are required to submit and be cleared to work in the facility per each state’s specific background check requirements prior to contact with patients/residents.



 BS in Recreation Therapy (preferred), Occupational Therapy, or a human services field; or,

 Associate degree in human service field, with relevant experience; or,

 High school diploma with two years of experience in social or recreational programming within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a patient activity program in a health care setting.


 Certified Recreation Therapist; or,

 Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant; or,

 Certified Activity Director (NCCAP or state-specific).

 Valid driver’s license


 Six months experience in a long-term care environment preferred.

 One year in a patient setting in a health care environment required.  Experience in management/administrative duties preferred.


 Performs comprehensive assessment for each resident to determine level of abilities combined with past and current interests.

 Based on findings, develops an individualized person-centered program of activity pursuits that are meaningful to the resident.

 Completes MDS, CAAs in a timely manner, utilizing observation and assessment/monitoring tools.

 Documents resident response to care plans and evaluates individual resident activity care plans for effectiveness, through participation records, etc.

 Develops and utilizes a budget sufficient to maintain equipment and purchase supplies, enabling staff to provide for prescribed activity models.

 Utilizes the “biopsychosocial” model to create meaningful activities for individuals.

 As an active member of the facility’s interdisciplinary team, utilizes cutting edge models of approach, such as music therapy, pet therapy, aroma-therapy, therapeutic touch, etc. to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, aggression and pain.

 Assists in evaluating efficacy of interventions for nursing and physician action.

 Develops a variety of activity “tracks” to appeal to a heterogeneous resident population, including assorted lifestyle desires (such as individuals who prefer self-initiated activities), cultural diversity and age-appropriate choices.

 Utilizes the environment to provide both comfort and stimulation to the resident population.

 Assists residents and staff in orientation to time and place by strategic use of center-wide bulletin boards and appropriate holiday decorations or reminders.

 Arranges for speakers, presenters, advocates and clergy to interact with individuals and groups of residents.

 Supports residents’ needs and desires through 1:1 interaction, small group activity and large group meetings.

 Organizes resident activities into a clear format (calendars and other communication tools) as a resource residents and co-workers can refer to.

 Assists residents and guests to activities with the help of direct care staff.

 Arranges and coordinates off-site activity trips, when available and appropriate.

 Provides a venue for resident activism through the resident council process; communicates expressed desires and concerns of those residents to the CEO and appropriate department heads.

 Together with the Social Services Director, provides a venue for family involvement through the family council process.

 If assigned by resident leadership, takes comprehensive minutes at resident council meetings, and keeps files in safe, confidential storage, and assists with providing follow-up to concerns

 Develops and maintains community volunteer efforts.

 Fosters sense of community with the center environment.

 Supervises Activity Assistants, if any.

 Punctuality and regular attendance for assigned shifts.


 Collaborates with Therapy Department to arrange activities that promote functional independence (Example: Provides range of motion activity plan with and for restorative nursing services).

 Communicates relevant data to other disciplines, such as providing information on fluid and snack intake at activities to nutrition services

 Collaborates with social services personnel in developing intervention strategies for residents with evident psychosocial concerns

 Consults with interdisciplinary team on residents who may have behavioral disturbance or symptoms of a mood disorder, making recommendations based on observed and documented interests and needs.

 Ensures all resident activity documentation is complete, and reflects analysis of effectiveness and reaches a conclusion on how to proceed with plan of care.

 Utilizes Quality Indicators/Quality Measures Report to evaluate program efficacy for individuals and overall performance; makes program changes when needed.

 Assists resident/family and social services with discharge planning, by providing insights on effective activity interventions.

 Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws and applicable professional standards.

 Performs other duties, as assigned.


 Skill in team building, collaborating with other disciplines.

 Articulate writing skills.

 Good oral communication techniques.

 Ability to assess resident moods and revise approach accordingly.

 Willingness to advocate for residents’ needs and desires, protecting resident rights.

 Knowledge in variety of activity approaches.

 Willingness to learn about areas that impact resident population, i.e. dementia.

 Builds rapport easily – with residents, family members and co-workers.

 Enjoys working with diverse populations.

 Desires to improve, learn new methods.

 Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • Great Location
  • Competitive Salary
  • Resident First Mentality
  • Extensive Benefits
  • Team Building
  • We are a FORCE For Good team


  • Referral Bonuses
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Dental & Vision
  • 401K
  • Competitive Pay, DOE
  • Direct Deposit
  • Free Parking

Apply by completing an application in person M-F 8-5 PM or call/text Erin at (208) 781-1628 to set up an interview. We look forward to adding you to our team!

Shaw Mountain of Cascadia, LLC
909 Reserve Street
Boise, Idaho 83712

Shaw Mountain of Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Job Type: Full-time

Shaw Mountain of Cascadia

Why Work Here?

Family-focused environment invested in high-quality patient care!


909 Reserve Street Boise
Boise, ID