Activities Careers

Activity aide

The activity aide assists the activity director in planning and implementing activity programming in both group and individual settings.

Activity director

The activity director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a program of therapeutic activities designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical needs and interests of residents in both group and individual settings, in accordance with the comprehensive resident care plan and federal and state requirements. Tasks typically include planning a monthly calendar of activity events, memory care programming, outing events, inside and outside activities, in-house holiday events and managing activity assistants and volunteers. Activity directors employed in nursing facilities must have completed a state-approved activity professional’s course, such as IHCA’s Activity Professionals Qualification Course.