Genesis Healthcare Recreation Assistant in Gardner, Massachusetts
POSITION SUMMARY: The Recreation Assistant assists in the planning, organizing, and directing activity programs for customers. Recreation services will include physical, creative, cognitive, social, spiritual, and community programs in accordance with customers' needs. The Recreation Assistant contributes to the documentation of customers' progress toward their goals and response to the recreation plan.
Assists in planning and promoting recreation based on the needs and interests of the customer
Encourages social communication through group recreation
Provides programs in all recreation component areas on an individual and group basis
Assists customers with participation in religious programs
Assists customers with leisure recreation
Provides individual intervention to identified customers and non-participants of group programs
Provides input into the design of monthly recreation services
Documents customer attendance and participation level at recreation programs, writes progress notes, and attends care plan meetings as appropriate
Attends appropriate in-service training programs
Assists in the maintenance, storage, and use of the recreation department supplies
Performs other responsibilities as directed by the Recreation Director
Assists with set up of volunteer program and appreciation
Assists in transporting customers to and from recreation programs
Assists with admission assessments, Clinical responsibilities: MDS, care plans and progress notes
Assists with customer council's purpose, attendance, and outcomes
Facilitates community interaction programs
Puts Customer Service First: Ensures that customers and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights
Performs other duties as requested.
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. High school degree or equivalent 2. Certification in accordance with regulatory agencies governing the center. 3. Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.
Genesis HealthCare is an EO Employer- Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories