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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Recreation Assistant in East Boston, Massachusetts

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Time Type:

Full time


PACE Center

All Locations:

East Boston


Under direction of the PACE Center Recreation Therapist, oversees and implements a therapeutic activity program that is appropriate to the range of interests, cognitive, physical and social needs of PACE participants in the PACE Center. Assists Recreation Therapist, in facilitating PACE Center-Based Participant Council Meetings to solicit advice and receive feedback. Contributes to the development of the therapeutic activities program in the PACE Center. Provides guidance and support to PCAs around assisting participants with activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates ability to conduct arts and crafts groups.

  • Demonstrates ability to conduct exercise groups.

  • Demonstrates ability to conduct cognitive activities such as current events and quiz games

  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct music groups

  • Makes contributions of activity ideas for incorporation in monthly activities calendars

  • Begins activities on time and is prepared with necessary materials

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School diploma required.

  • Nursing assistant certification a plus

  • Activities Assistant Certification (AAC) at time of hire or commitment to complete within 6 months.

  • Two years’ experience working with elders or other frail population.

Location: East Boston

Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Full-time, benefit-eligible

Starting rate: $22.05 hourly based on experience


  • Medical, Dental, And Vision Coverage

  • Life And Disability Insurance

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Spending And Transportation Accounts

  • Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick, And Personal Time

  • Generous Staff Development Benefit

  • Excellent Malpractice Coverage

  • Pet Insurance

  • Free Parking

  • And Much More

EBNHC opens our doors to people from all demographics and cultures. Our workforce is as diverse as the city we call home — in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age, as well as in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts, and ideas.

There’s a reason East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is ranked as one of the “Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe. It is because we are committed to maintaining a truly supportive and welcoming environment — for both our employees and our patients — that reflects our mission and culture. A huge focus of which is to offer important benefits so you can be your best inside and outside of work.

Striving to be an employer of choice, we offer progressive benefits, a variety of schedules, and the satisfaction of working with a diverse workforce whose unity of purpose is a real force for achievement. Plus, our Education & Training Institute is an attractive resource for many of our employees who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers.

  • Medical & Dental Coverage

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan

  • Educational Assistance

  • Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts

  • Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time

  • A Generous Staff Development Benefit

  • Excellent Malpractice Coverage

  • A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support

  • Free Parking

  • And Much More…