The purpose of this position is to assist with recreation therapy activities and events within nursing home residents’ interest for their physical, mental, social and psycho-logical well-being.
No supervisory responsibility.
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Conduct daily activities according to established calendar of events.
2. Transport residents to and from activities.
3. Maintain activity attendance records and chart progress.
4. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Monitor wander guard unit.
2. Sets up and takes down equipment/supplies for activities.
3. Prepare materials for scheduled activities.
4. Any other duties as may be assigned.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
High School student, at least 16 years of age. Experience working with the elderly preferred. Must demonstrate a kind, patient and tactful approach with residents. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions, and communicate effectively with residents, families and staff. Reading, writing, adding, subtracting is needed (to maintain activity attendance records and chart progress, conduct activities, communicate with residents/staff, utilize facility policies, calendars, lists, newsletters and activity books). Basic, everyday living skills are needed. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Basic equipment used: telephone, popcorn machine, wheelchairs, microwave, computer, radio/iPod, garden tools and common hand tools.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Over seventy-five percent (75%) of the time is spent bending/twisting, reaching, talking and low lifting and handling (objects weighing 10 lbs. or less) and hearing. Fifty percent (50%) of time is spent standing, walking, pushing (wheel chairs) stooping, crouching, feeling, using near vision, and low fingering. About twenty-five percent (25%) of time is using far vision, sitting, medium lifting, handling (objects weighing 20-40 lbs), and fingering. In unusual situations, high fingering is required.
This description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The County retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.
Wood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.