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Rec Therapy Aide

  • Job ID: 371212079
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours: Daylight/Evenings, Every Other Weekend
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Heritage Place
  • Department: Patient Activities
  • Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15 to $23.45 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Assists in conducting therapeutic activity programs and documents 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 d?cor.
  • 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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