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Job Description

Job Title: Rec Therapy Aide
Job ID: 915670198
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: The Heritage Shadyside
Department: Patient Activities
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.


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

Responsibilities:

  • Lead small group activities under the direction of the Activities Director.
  • Report problems or resident needs using appropriate channels.
  • Decorate unit in seasonally appropriate décor.
  • 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).
  • Transporting of residents to and from activities.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts (days, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • 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/Disability/Veteran

     

    Salary Range: $14.33 to $22.33 / hour

    Union Position: No

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