Job Description

Job Title: Rec Therapy Aide
Job ID: 15077701
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: Patient Activities
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Purpose:
Do you love helping people? This position might be perfect for you! Heritage Place is hiring a part-time Rec Therapy Aide. The shifts will be mostly evenings with rotating weekends and holidays. In this position you will assist in conducting therapeutic activity programs and document resident's participation.

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

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of the UPMC Canterbury Place Program Training Module (including dementia-specific training).
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 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 OASPA

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

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

    Salary Range: $13.65 to $21.27 / hour

    Union Position: No

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