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Sanford Health Supervisor, Activities - FT - Varies in Estherville, Iowa

Careers With Purpose

Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided over 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Facility: GSS IA Estherville Ctr
Location: Estherville, IA
Address: 1646 5th Ave N, Estherville, IA 51334, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 30.00
Salary Range: $16.00 - $25.50

Job Summary

Creates and implements resident activities and events. Manages activity staff schedules and coordinates volunteer staffing and activities. The Supervisor, Activities creates and views resident care plans around activities. Completes activity assessments and Minimum Data Set (MDS) questions as required. The Supervisor, Activities reports problems, concerns and information to leadership in an appropriate and timely manner. The Supervisor, Activities communicates department activities and information to employees. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The Supervisor, Activities strives to improve the quality of life for the residents by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions on a one-on-one and/or group basis. Administers the monthly activity calendar. The Supervisor, Activities regularly elicits residents input into activity planning and keeps activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities. Partakes in activities such as fishing, nature walks, pet therapy, music therapy and others in order to support residents and ensure they are functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and identity. The Supervisor, Activities assists with simple nursing procedures and transporting residents to and from rooms.

The Supervisor, Activities demonstrates leadership abilities such as developing and motivating people. Possesses the ability to work with strong willed residents and/or behavioral issues. Maintains strong critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. The Supervisor, Activities prioritizes responsibilities while working autonomously. Plans and oversees the utilization of resources and designs of work processes.


Associate degree preferred.

Two years experience in this field preferred. Knowledge of working with a wide variety of resident demographics. Experience in social services or creative activities. Minimum of one year previous leadership/management experience preferred.

When working in a skilled, long term care facility, must be eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional by a recognized accrediting body. Successful completion of an accredited training program approved by state preferred.

The following requirements are all dependent upon the on work location:

Current Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS).

Depending on location, this role classifies as a Sanford Category I or II Driver requiring a motor vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy.


The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0185782
Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness
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