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Activities Leader

Salary: $17.81/hour

Schedule: Full-time - Day Shift (Monday-Friday)

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

The activities leader provides supervision to provides supervision to residents participating in a wide range of leisure time activities including music, creative arts, crafts and games.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director or Assistant Director and may exercise supervision over non-technical support staff.  Performs other tasks as required.


  • Instructs residents on arts, crafts, games and other leisure time activities;
  • Works with nursing staff to adapt activities to the capabilities of the residents;
  • Maintains records of residents’ participation in leisure time activities;
  • Notes need for recreational supplies and equipment;
  • Develops and leads residents in leisure time activities that are tailored to the interests, needs and abilities of individual residents with an emphasis on music, arts and crafts;
  • Assist on activity outings;
  • Develops unit activity calendar programs;
  • Maintains correspondence with families as needed;
  • May participate in quality assurance (QA) monitoring/audits and may serve on QA subcommittees.


  • Good knowledge of music, arts, crafts, games and recreational activities;
  • Good teaching skills to help residents to participate in programs;
  • Ability to recognize residents’ problems inhibiting their participation in activities;
  • Ability to maintain and record information on residents’ participation in activities;
  • Ability to empathize with residents;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Qualifications (either):

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York registered college with at least an associate degree in art, music, education, recreation studies or a related field.


Possession of a high school or general equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience as activity staff in a health care or senior-care setting.

Employee Benefits:

  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.


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