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Director of Recreation

  • Queens, NY

  • Full Time

  • Activities/Recreation

  • Manager/Supervisor


Director of Recreation/Activities

Holliswood Center is actively seeking an experienced Director of Recreation for our Skilled Nursing Facility in Queens, NY. The ideal candidate will have prior Recreation Director experience in a Long Term Care setting, an upbeat energetic personality, and be tech savvy.


  • Plans a variety of engaging activity programs for all days of the week (including evenings, weekend and holidays)

  • Plans activities that are appropriate to the needs of the residents (includes but are not limited to: small and large group programs, individual pursuits, sensory activities, clubs, special interests, spiritual and religious activities, one to one activities, community outings)

  • Prepares a monthly calendar of activities that is posted in prominent areas and provided to every resident

  • Prepares a monthly staffing schedule that includes evening and weekend and holiday coverage

  • Ensures that all documentation requirements are met. (MDS, assessments, care plans)

  • Develops a system to record resident participation/attendance

  • Participates in morning meetings, department head meetings, care plan meetings, and any other meeting as directed by the facility administrator

  • Orders appropriate supplies and equipment for the department

  • Plans a monthly resident council meeting (and any other resident committees such as food committee) and is the staff liaison for the resident council president and other resident executive committee members. Takes meeting minutes and ensures that all resident concerns are addressed

  • Organizes and coordinates special community outings with resident interests in mind

  • Arranges regular entertainment, parties, seasonal programs, and special events

  • Plans and coordinates staff events at the request of the administrator

  • Ensures that the facility is appropriately decorated as per the holiday/season

  • Supervises the volunteer program for the facility

  • Coordinates community grassroots programming and serves as facility representative at local events

  • Responsible for maintaining a bi-monthly newsletter and maintaining facility social media program

  • Adheres to all facility and corporate policies.


  • Must have activities/recreation experience working in a skilled nursing facility

  • Minimum 2 years of age-appropriate experience with 5 years in a full-time activity program

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills

  • Must enjoy working with the senior population


Holliswood, NY


Holliswood Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 314-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in New York’s beautiful Hollis neighborhood. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his or her individuality. Holliswood Center staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life of all our residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. Holliswood Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care Consortium.

Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering five states. In addition, we provide special services including in-patient and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer’s. The Centers Health Care family offers Urgent Care, Managed Care, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V

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