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Rec Therapy Aide - Heritage Place

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.

Are you someone interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Heritage Place! With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today.

As a Recreational Therapy Aide with UPMC, you will assist in conducting therapeutic activity programs and document resident's participation. 

This role will be rotating shifts of days and evenings and weekends/holidays. 

Heritage Place is located in Squirrel Hill, we are right on the bus line and close to Oakland!

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
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct