Recreation and Activity Manager - LECOM Health

Recreation and Activity Manager

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 7 days ago

About the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging

With Erie County’s senior population now approaching one out of four residents, LECOM Health is committed to wellness for this growing age group. LECOM Health offers a full continuum of care from Independent Living and Personal Care apartments to Skilled Nursing Care and Outpatient services including In-Home Care, Home Health, and Hospice under the direction of the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging.

The Recreation and Activity Manager is responsible for the preparation and implementation of resident activities within the resident centered care environment. Will manage Certified Nursing Aides and Recreation Assistants on each neighborhood.


  • Knowledge, skills, attitude, and energy to consistently provide resident centered care.
  • Manage Activities Staff specifically Recreation Assistants for each neighborhood.
  • Manage Volunteer Staff.
  • Planning of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly activity calendars that meet the needs of residents and neighborhoods.
  • Planning of special events (dances, theme dinners, holidays, picnics, luncheons and outings).
  • Scheduling Entertainment including obtaining W-9s and invoicing.
  • Scheduling Clergy and Church visits to fit the religious needs of the population.
  • Assisting residents with Voting (registering residents to vote, obtaining absentee ballots, escorting them to the polls).
  • Complete admissions paperwork including but not limited to assessments and progress notes.
  • Responsible for completing MDS, attendance records and keeping care plans up to date.
  • Scheduling and running the Monthly Resident Council Meetings for each Neighborhood.
  • Managing the Pet Therapy program including scheduling and maintaining current pet records.
  • Ordering and distribution of appropriate magazines, newspapers and reading materials for each Neighborhood.
  • Manage the Local Library Program (tracking requests, books signed out)
  • Must perform as a Universal Worker being cross-trained in housekeeping, dietary and personal care functions.
  • Must be flexible to accept other duties needed or assigned by the resident or institution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.


  • Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Must work cooperatively with all members of the team, following EEO rules and regulations, to accomplish a resident centered culture.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must show respect for residents, families, and fellow employees in all actions.
  • Must have a high degree of integrity.
  • Must respect the resources of the organization.
  • Must follow all infection control procedures and guidelines.
  • Must present professionally in proper uniform according to Employee Handbook.
  • Must demonstrate attention toward quality service according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must respect all resident rights according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must maintain confidentiality according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must follow all Organizational policies and procedures.
  • Must participate in continuing education as required.
  • Must process adequate equipment skills to complete daily work tasks including but not limited to the copier, fax, computer, and other electronic devices.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations.
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM.
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in respectful and cooperative manner.


Education and experience equivalent to: Licensed Recreational Therapist or Licensed Occupational Therapist with 5 plus years experience in Activities in a Senior Living environment.


  • Highmark BC/BS Medical Insurance with employee-only coverage costing only $40/ month!
  • Full Family Medical Insurance is only $250/month!
  • Employees with LECOM Medical Insurance can take advantage of waived co-pays and deductibles at LECOM physicians and Millcreek Community Hospital.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Matching of 100% after completing one year of service
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost!
  • Paid time off accruals – vacation and sick time
  • 7 Paid holidays each calendar year
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost!
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee appreciation/recognition events
  • Employee assistance program and discounted membership at the LECOM Fitness and Wellness Center

The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types: Full-time, but will require weekend, evening, and holiday hours/availability, as needed.