Recreation Assistant

NHC Glasgow Glasgow , KY 42142

Posted 2 months ago


This position is responsible for assisting the Recreation Department with planning, implementing programs and interventions for the patients and completing duties assigned by the Department Supervisor.


Recreation Director


  • High school degree or GED

  • Ability to work with elderly patients/residents

  • Genuine enthusiasm

  • A self motivated, creative and "positive" personality

  • Willingness to learn new ideas and skills

  • A sense of humor; ability to laugh at success and failure

  • Ability to work with partners, family members, and community

  • Possess patience, good organizational skills, assertiveness and be conscientious

  • Present a professional appearance

  • Be flexible in working hours so that weekend or evening programs will be provided


  • Able to lift 60 to 70 pounds occasionally

  • Able to be on feet for 2-5 hours daily

  • Be able to move throughout center without assistance


  • Respectful and supportive to supervisor

  • Assist and support the Recreation Director in assessing each patient to determine their activity interests and needs.

  • Assist and support the Recreation Director in providing therapeutic programs which meet each patient's "individual" needs.

  • Assist in providing activities which meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual needs of each patient while providing an atmosphere of "fun" and enjoyment." This includes the "INDIVIDUALIZED 1 TO 1 PROGRAMS."

  • Assist and support good public relations with the community and with other partners, patients and families.

  • Be aware of NHC Standards and abide by the 20 Better Way Promises.

  • Be aware of and follow HIPAA regulations.

  • Be aware of and abide by weekly work schedule; be prepared and prompt.

  • Be aware of and follow all State and Federal guidelines.

  • Assist in and support the center newsletter and fundraising projects.

  • Attend and support any in-services and partner meetings as required.

  • Be aware, support and follow all State, Federal, Company and Center Requirements, Policies and Procedures.

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