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Recreation Therapist

Senior TLC (STLC) | Gastonia, NC | Full Time

Job Description

Our ideal candidate will...

  • Along with the RT/Activity team, assists with the responsibility of coordinating, planning, and implementation of the therapeutic and or recreational activities for the participants of Senior TLC. Reports to Team Lead.
  • Conducts an initial assessment and scheduled reassessment of all participants, minimally every 6 months or with a significant change in condition and assessment must be completed prior to scheduled team conference. Communicates participant changes with team members
  • Records, signs and dates progress reports in the participant's medical record.
  • Helps to develop, implement and supervises the Recreational/Activity Program in the center
  • Plans and provides both group and individual activities.
  • Develops specific programs as part of the plan of care to include therapeutic recreational and/or social activities.
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.  Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning.  Communicates any changes in participant condition to team members.
  • Serves as a resource to staff and coordinates volunteer activities at the center.
  • Builds within the Center a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere in which participants are able to identify a support system.
  • May provides direct supervision of activity assistants or Garden nursing assistants, which would include yearly evaluations, corrective actions, approving PTO and time sheets and other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in QA activities as appropriate
  • Coordinates with various community resources.
  • Assists the team with enhancing function, mobility, independence, quality of life, quality of end of life for our participants.

Experience

  • Education:  BS degree in Recreation Therapy or NC Activity Coordinator certification or  High School Graduate with at least 3 years experience working with the frail elderly population providing activities services.
  • Experience:  Minimum 1 years experience in social or recreational program providing and coordinating services for a frail elderly population within the past 5 years.
  • Number and Type of Employees Supervised (optional): 0-10
  • Licensure, Registry or Certification Required:
    Licensed Recreational Therapist in NC
    or Activity Coordinator certification
  • Special Training:  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
    Good understanding of psychosocial problems of aging. Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.  Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Total Life Care and approved by CMS before working independently.

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