Recreation/ Activities Assistant

Parker - New Brunswick, NJ2.7

Full-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $30,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits

Parker is a pioneer in the field of long-term care and aging services. We are among the first to embrace person-directed care, small home models, and changing the conversation around aging in America. Parker is a not-for-profit organization with a mission "to discover ways to make aging manageable, relatable, and enriching for all of society" and a vision to "make aging part of life." With our tremendous growth, we are seeking a We currently have an Immediate Opening for a,

Full Time (40 hours) Therapeutic Recreation Assistant 12pm- 8pm/ 8:30pm - 4:30pm / every 5th weekend on rotation shift located at our Parker at Landing lane location in New Brunswick, NJ.

The Recreation Assistant provide activities of a physical, social, mental and spiritual nature tailored to the individual abilities, needs, and desires of the Residents in order to enable them to enjoy the highest quality of life.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The following statements reflect the general responsibilities and standards associated with the performance of this job. This description is not intended and shall not be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all tasks, duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

  • Set-up, implement and conduct large, small group and 1:1 recreation programs according to a monthly schedule. (Including out-of-home trips.)
  • Motivate and encourage the individual’s participation in programs and activities located throughout the community, including all amenities offered at the wellness center and chapel.
  • Encourage and provide assistance to maintain individualized leisure interests/needs and provide supplies, as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a supply inventory.
  • Provide reports regarding each Resident’s participation in the program.
  • Assist in supervising assigned volunteers.
  • Actively participate in organization-wide staff committees, as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation for employee functions.
  • Contribute to the creation of the monthly activities schedule.
  • Maintain communication with the Recreation staff, Recreation Manager (written and verbal) and with other departments, as frequently as needed.
  • Assist with meal service and clean-up
  • Ensure collaboration with all recreation personnel in the planning and implementation of joint functions and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Report changes in Resident’s mental or physical condition, social behavior, and emotional or physical needs to the RN Nurse Manager
  • Assist in welcoming and orienting new Residents.
  • Answer phones and Resident call-bells.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

  • High School Graduate.
  • Minimum one year experience in long term care and/or dementia care preferred.
  • Current NJ driver’s license in good standing required.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • Company sponsored Pension Plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Company Paid Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Company Paid LTD Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center & Offsite reimbursement
  • Onsite Day Care

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • long term care: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)