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State of Montana Recreation Aide in Lewistown, Montana

Successful candidate works under the supervision of the Recreation Director or his/her designee. Provides leadership services to residents in a variety of recreation activities that meet the residents’' physical, mental and psycho-social needs and interests. This is a full-time position that will include some weekend shifts.

Duties and Tasks:

-Facilitates recreation activities with individuals (1:1), small and large groups that promote the physical, mental, and psycho-social wellbeing of the residents.

-Documents residents' progress related to the recreation goals on the residents' treatment plan.

-Plans, organizes, and evaluates trips, outings, socials, dances, special events, picnics, craft groups, music activities, large and small group activities, etc.

-Provides sensory stimulation groups, facilitates validation groups, and provides 1:1 interaction for assigned residents as indicated on the resident care plans.

-Works cooperatively with all departments and communicates schedule changes, special events, outings, dietary requests, and pertinent information regarding individual residents.

-Operates a variety of equipment, including a 12-passenger bus, DVD, slide projector and other equipment as needed.

-Keeps accurate up to date records of activity attendance.

-Observes all health and safety precautions during activities to provide safe environment for the residents.

-Updates assigned daily board with daily activity schedule. Maintains and appropriately decorates assigned bulletin boards monthly.

-Attends scheduled staff meetings and trainings.

-Furthers professional growth through in-services, workgroups, and assigned readings.

-Facilitates funeral/memorial services.

-Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Must have working knowledge of such activities as active games, arts/crafts, dance, drama, music, discussion groups, table games and exercise.

-Must be familiar with methods and principles of leadership.

-Must be capable of moving light equipment in preparation for a variety of activities.

-Must be able to escort and assist residents to and from activities as well as during activities.

-Must be willing to work with mentally ill geriatric patients.

-Must have a tactful, pleasant, and friendly approach in dealing with residents, staff, and volunteers. Must be willing to work within the confines of an ongoing activity schedule.

-Must have high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

-Must currently possess a valid Montana Driver’s License.

-One-year experience in recreation programming and leadership in clinical settings is desirable.

Job: *Healthcare Support

Title: Recreation Aide

Location: Lewistown

Requisition ID: 21140197