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Therapy Assistant - Casual - Marshfield
WC Annex NW MSFLD
Casual - up to 1,200 hrs/year
Deadline to apply:
In an effort to keep all staff and residents safe, effective January 4, 2022 and per CMS requirements and Wood County Policy, all newly hired employees of Norwood Health Center are required to have received the last dose of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination before beginning employment within the facility.
This position is scheduled every-other weekend, first shift. Additional hours may be available. Applicants certified as a CNA would be able to pick up available hours as a mental health tech.
The purpose of this position is to assist with recreational therapy activities and groups within the hospital unit for patient physical, mental, social and psychological well-being. The work is performed under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist (OTR).
ssential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Transport residents to and from activities. Assist, encourage and motivate residents to participate in daily activity programs, both individual and in groups according to established calendar of events.
Set up and take down equipment/supplies for activities.
Cover activities on weekends, holiday’s and in the absence of the OTR.
Follow the calender of events for the weekend activities on the hospital unit.
Work with the Social Workers on the weekends to do group and individual therapy with patients.
Maintain activity attendance records and chart progress.
Report decline in patient participation and status to the nursing staff and OTR when necessary.
Participate in treatment team meetings as needed.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Assist with long term care unit activities, as needed.
Attend required meetings and complete inservice training as assigned.
Communicates and interacts professionally, effectively and tactfully with residents, patients, visitors, families and peers.
Responsible to know and practice the safety policies of the County and Norwood. Perform all job tasks in a safe and responsible manner.
If current on the nurse aide registry (CNA), may work additional hours as a psych tech.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
High school diploma or equivalent; prior work experience providing recreational activities in groups or individually, preferably with persons with mental illness. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Ability to perform data entry and retrieval of information in computer terminal required and to learn any upgrades and changes which may occur. CNA license preferred, but not required.