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.
High school degree or GED
Ability to work with elderly patients/residents
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.