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Elderwood Senior Activity Leader in Hornell, New York


$16.00 - $20.00


Apply Here for a Full Time Senior Activity Leader Opportunities!

Elderwood at Hornell is seeking a Senior Activity Leader to join their team!

Senior Activity Leader Position Overview:

  • Responsible for assisting the Activities Director and implementing a program of recreational activities to meet the individual recreational needs of residents on an assigned unit, and for leading group activities.

    Elderwood Benefits as a Senior Activity Leader (must qualify):

  • 401K with Employer Matching

  • PTO & Holiday Package

  • Full Suite of Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Shift Differentials

  • Other Compensation Programs!


  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Decision Making

  • Excellent Communication

  • Event/Activity planning

  • Relates well, and enjoys working with the geriatric resident

  • Flexibility, patience, and sensitivity

  • Leadership

  • Develops relationships

  • Willingness to accept responsibility

  • Motivating

    Elderwood at Hornell:

  • Nestled among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains along the Canisteo River in Steuben County, you’ll find Elderwood at Hornell. The skilled nursing facility, just 55 miles south of Rochester, NY, offers an experienced and dedicated staff that cares for residents who need long-term nursing home and memory care. Comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided in an updated therapy suite. Elderwood at Hornell also provides Adult Medical Day Services to members of the community.


Senior Activity Leader

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, conduct and evaluate individual and group programs for residents on assigned unit, under the supervision and direction of the Activities Director.

  • Prepare enhancements for all programs such as flyers, posters, decorations and favors.

  • Collect data and media necessary to provide for various levels of residents’ needs.

  • Develop activity plans for each resident’s individual goals, based upon the resident’s social, economic, educational, ethnic, religious, and environmental background.

  • Incorporate information into plan of care, considering the resident’s physical, cognitive and emotional status.

  • Communicate with the Activity’ Director on an ongoing basis regarding programs’ status.

  • Prepare all documentation materials regarding residents on assigned unit, such as initial assessment, MDS, care plan and related updates, progress notes and discharge notes.

  • Keep daily attendance logs on each resident.

  • Develop and update computerized activity assessments, goals, and approaches for care plans.

  • Train new Activity Staff in the use of the computer.

  • Assist Activity Director in developing and maintaining good contact with community resources for the enhancement of the activities program by:

  • Representing facility on outings with residents.

  • Establishing and maintaining good rapport with families.

  • Consulting with families on resident’s activity related issues.

  • Working with outside groups in planning inter-facility programs.

  • Assist Activity Director in coordinating the documentation for the long-term care units.

  • Responsible for maintaining departmental inventories of equipment and supplies. Inform Activity Director of need to replenish, replace, or repair.

  • Utilize and supervise Volunteers at Activities’ programs.

  • Conduct Activities’ in-service programs for the facility in the absence of the Director.

  • Perform light housekeeping tasks in the Activities’ Room, such as: cleaning the refrigerator, sink, stove, and tables on a daily basis and assist with maintaining the general aesthetic appearance of the Activities’ area.

  • Design and maintain bulletin board, Activities’ displays and Activities’ calendar.

  • Coordinate the Seasons Program, maintain supplies and develop logs to track resident progress.

  • Participate in the Seasons program as assigned.

  • Prepare daily broadcasting script.

  • Participate in departmental meetings, resident care planning meetings, family conferences, discharge meetings, documentation meetings, staff meetings, unit meetings and Quality Care Council meetings.

  • Transfer/secure residents into van for outside travel programs; drives van or other vehicle for outside Activities’ programs.

  • Perform other work duties as assigned by Activity Director, including, but not limited to:

  • Setting up rooms for programs (moving furniture).

  • Cleaning and returning cans and bottles.

  • Acting as a liaison with clergy regarding residents’ needs.

  • Supervising visiting groups.

  • Shopping for departmental supplies as requested by the Activity Director.

  • Attend staff meetings and required or preferred in-service training.

  • Generate and develop ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.

  • Perform all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this job position and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.

  • Perform assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this job position and for all staff members of this facility.

  • Demonstrate the highest level of customer service towards residents, families, visitors and co-workers.


Senior Activity Leader

  • Associates Degree or High School Diploma with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in activities in long term care or assisted living or High School Diploma and is Nationally Certified in Activities (or will acquire certification within the first 6months of hire)

  • Ability to relate and enjoy working with residents required.

  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with residents necessary.

  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Posted Date5 months ago(12/7/2023 1:01 PM)

Requisition ID2023-28086

of Openings1

Area of InterestSocial Work


LocationElderwood at Hornell

Position TypeRegular Full-Time

Shift10:30am - 6:30pm

Salary$16.00 - $20.00