activity director resume example with 20+ years of experience

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  • Therapy planning
  • Patient evaluations
  • Activity organization
  • Treatment coordination
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Ability to schedule tasks
  • Ability to budget funds
  • Safety training
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision-making
  • Team building
  • Relationship building
  • Music theory knowledge
  • Musical notation comprehension
  • Expressive
  • Broad range of musical styles
  • Transposition
  • Percussion
  • Tuning
  • Harmonics
  • Improving group sound
  • Soloing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Practicing music
  • Rehearsing
  • Special events performances
09/2004 to 01/2019
Activity Director American Advanced Management, Inc Coalinga, CA,
  • Organized and lead variety of small and large group activities, including Music, Art, and Educational activities.
  • Maintained records of activities and analyzed feedback from participants.
  • Handled budgetary concerns, keeping all activities affordable.
  • Consulted with staff and other professionals to discuss activities.
  • Designed programs to facilitate physical, mental, spiritual, social, and intellectual wellness.
  • Diversified recreational offerings by building and overseeing activity schedule.
05/2015 to 12/2016
Church Pianist Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community Hospital Aliso Viejo, CA,
  • Sight-read songs to accompany musical groups.
  • Scheduled group and individual rehearsals.
  • Selected music for special events.
  • Performed background music for live shows such as operas, and (at IUP) musical theatre productions.
  • Identified mistakes made by other musicians and corrected problems.
  • Edited and enhanced music library.
  • Expressed musical themes through tempo, phrasing, volume and dynamics.
  • Conferred with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Provided accompaniment on piano and organ for musicians. Also as a drummer with MonYough Chorale.
  • Closely followed musical notation and conductor's instructions.
  • Provided accompaniment for church choirs and other musicians participating in worship.
  • Sang duets in performances with my sister and in a quartet with the Chorale's director.
  • Assigned parts for choir concerts based on individual talents and contribution to overall sound quality.
04/2001 to 09/2002
Outpatient Therapist Community Mental Health Services Of Livingston County Howell, MI,
  • Identified client needs and treatment goals and created treatment plans.
  • Assisted clients with referrals and community resources.
  • Built therapeutic relationships through compassionate approach.
  • Conducted individual and couples therapy with [Number] clients weekly.
  • Recorded all the goals and progress of each patient.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment, and disease management, equipping them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal psychiatric and mental health.
05/1986 to 03/2000
Psychiatric Nurse UPMC Braddock Hospital City, STATE,
  • Met patient needs by devising and coordinating highly tailored care plans for each individual.
  • Educated patients on various psychological diagnoses, addictions, and dysfunctional family systems behaviors.
  • Handled various patient-oriented duties, including vital sign monitoring, medication administration and patient behavior assessments.
  • Documented all medications administered to mental health patients, following instructions from physicians and healthcare providers.
  • Provided client assessments upon admission and discharge.
  • Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.
  • Discussed non-medical techniques such as yoga and meditation to help patients alleviate depression and anxiety.
  • Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess medications' effectiveness and side effects.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Served as lead clinician for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2001
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology Specialized in Art Therapy
Seton Hill University - Greensburg, PA
Expected in 06/1970
High School Diploma:
Clairton High School - Clairton , PA

Academic program in preparation for college. Ranked 16th in the class. Member of the Honor Society.

Played first chair Clarinet in band from age 8.

Played organ for high school assemblies.

Expected in 05/1974
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology And Anthropology With Psychology Minor
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA
Expected in 05/1979
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
Community College Of Allegheny County - West Mifflin , PA
Expected in
Associate of Arts: Art
Community College Of Allegheny County - Monroeville, PA
Expected in
: Music Performance
Various Places - ,
  • Completed years of coursework in Piano, Organ, Voice, and Clarinet. Drum Circle Facilitation with Jim Donovan. Also minimal training at Calliope in guitar, shape note singing, and fiddle.

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School Attended

  • Seton Hill University
  • Clairton High School
  • Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
  • Community College Of Allegheny County
  • Community College Of Allegheny County
  • Various Places

Job Titles Held:

  • Activity Director
  • Church Pianist
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse


  • Master of Arts
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts

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