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Director of Activities


UPMC Cranberry Place is hiring a Director of Activities! If you are passionate about overseeing and implementing developmental and therapeutic activities for patients, we invite you to apply today!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

  • Document within identified timeframes, in the medical record of patients to meet individual activity plans and goals developed and in compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
  • Observe all facility safety policies and procedures, Resident Rights policies and Infection control policies and procedures in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Develop planned activities for all patients both on and off grounds to accommodate their individual abilities and provide stimulating social interaction.
  • Transcribe detailed minutes of Resident Council meetings incorporating problem list, action and resolutions taken.
  • Develop, coordinate, facilitate and/or present in-services on Resident Activities and other subjects pertinent to staff training and within the Activities Director field of knowledge.
  • Assume accountability for information contained in the employee handbook.
  • Communicate issues to appropriate department heads for problem resolution and follow up.
  • Provide programs for patients according to their identified needs.
  • Manage Department within defined budgetary parameters.
  • Follow Resident Rights policies at all times.
  • Provide the public with information on SMSP, long term care, advance medical directives, and community resources.
  • Observe Infection Control and Universal Precaution policies and procedures.
  • Observe all facility safety policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain Department Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate on facility committees as assigned.
  • Adjust work schedule to accommodate the needs of the Activities department, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Develop process to track individual resident activity participation and records in individual medical record.
  • Provide for ongoing developmental in-services for staff.
  • Schedule should include programming on holidays, weekend and evenings.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with community agencies/individuals which may be resources for the Department.
  • Supervise and trains Activities staff and Department Volunteers.
  • Schedule should include both internal and external activities each month.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation by activities staff.
  • Coordinate, in collaboration with the President of Resident Council the monthly resident council meetings.
  • Consistently work cooperatively and pleasantly with all staff, residents, family members and others.


  • Bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation or related field required
  • 2-5 years experience preferred, in development and implementation of resident activities program
  • Experience with geriatric population preferred
  • Understanding of the psychosocial aspects of aging
  • Familiarity with appropriate State, Federal and JCAHO guidelines

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Director of Activities preferred

  • Activity Director Certified OR Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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