Recreation Aide

National Health Care Associates, Inc. - Wallingford, CT (30+ days ago)3.0


Per Diem Recreation Assistant, varying hours and shifts.

Working in the Activity Department leading and assisting with programs set up by the director as well as transporting residents.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead activity programs with/without the supervision of the Activity Director
  • Set-up, prepare, and decorate for scheduled programs as needed.
  • Suggest new techniques in motivation and participation of residents.
  • Properly document activities in the attendance book in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrate genuine concern for the mental, social, and emotional well-being of ALL residents.
  • Encourage residents to participate in activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure that residents have activities to occupy their leisure time.
  • Perform duties as requested by the Activities Director.
  • Understand and comply with ALL health care facility policies.
Qualifications:
High School Diploma, G.E.D., or actively seeking geriatric population. Good organizational skills. Must be patient, tactful, creative, enthusiastic, and have a cheerful disposition with the ability to interact with residents at their current functioning level. Must have a valid State of CT Driver's License. Acute communication skills and the ability to push a wheelchair, wheel a cart weighing a minimum of 200 lbs. Ability to stand and walk most of the day inside and outside the building.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled