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Therapeutic Recreation Assistant in Bloomfield, CT at Duncaster LifeCare Retirement Community

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Life Enrichment, a Therapeutic Recreation Assistant is responsible for understanding the theory and philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation and how it applies to the delivery of therapeutic recreation activities to the elderly.  The Therapeutic Recreation Assistant should be a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is capable of interacting with staff and residents on an interpersonal and group basis.  The Therapeutic Recreation Assistant also performs job responsibilities according to Duncaster's Policies and Procedures.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of Therapeutic Recreation and is capable of engaging in various daily tasks that are essential in the delivery of recreational activities to the resident of Caleb Hitchcock.
  • Conducts therapeutic group and individualized recreational activities.
  • Maintains equipment used in activities.
  • Takes responsibility for set-up and cleanup of assigned activities, and assure that all work areas are safely maintained.
  • Disseminates information to the Director of Therapeutic Recreation about residents’ behavioral reactions in group or individualized activity.
  • Attends Resident Care Conference meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Conducts ongoing evaluation of all recreation programs and reports findings to the Director of Life Enrichment.
  • Able to work with interdisciplinary teams in providing the proper recreational services for residents.
  • Supervises volunteers when requested.
  • Shows ability to conduct independently all activities including, games, crafts, art, socials, parties, and music, etc. on an individual or group basis.
  • Informs the Director of Life Enrichment of all new recreational ideas and plans before implementation.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned, i.e., purchasing supplies, charting, etc.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of all the policies and procedures in the Recreation policy manual, and an ability to exercise specific policies when necessary.
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage socially and therapeutically with staff and residents on a regular basis.
  • Coordinates and manages all aspects of the Adult Day Care Program.


Job Requirements

  • Current certification by the State of Connecticut as a Recreation Therapist.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Must exhibit a practical understanding of Therapeutic Recreation when conducting 1:1 or small group recreational activities.


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