Job Description

Job Title: Rec Therapy Aide
Job ID: 745501
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 10-4, 1-8
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Patient Activities
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Purpose:
Assists in conducting therapeutic activity programs and documents resident's participation

Responsibilities:
  • Acceptance of the concept of strength-based activity programming.
  • Assist Pastoral Care in delivery of services.
  • Attendance of general and dementia-specific in-services and educational opportunities.
  • Be aware of resident problems such as memory loss, behavioral issues, vision and hearing deficits.
  • Be aware of resident restrictions such as fluid restrictions, need for thickened liquids, special diets.
  • Complete necessary documentation of residents' participation in activities.
  • Decorate unit in seasonally appropriate decor.
  • Ensure access to appropriate activity supplies is available to residents outside of group structure (reading materials, puzzles, comfort/sensory items, etc).
  • Ensure that activity equipment is appropriate, clean and well-maintained.
  • Interact with residents on a 1:1 basis outside of the group schedule structure to enhance socialization and feelings of security.
  • Lead small group activities under the direction of the Dementia Director.
  • Make visits to room bound residents unable to attend regular activities and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Minor transporting of residents to and from activities.
  • Report problems or resident needs using appropriate channels.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the UPMC Canterbury Place Program Training Module (including dementia-specific training).
  • Cheerfulness, creativity, initiative, reliability, flexibility, sense of humor, compassion and the willingness to work as part of a team.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13 to $20.25

Union Position: No

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