Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Activities – PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR – Stroudsburg, PA


Shift: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and EOW

Don’t just take a job – join a caring and supportive team! We are actively seeking a Therapeutic Recreation Assistant for a full-time role. As a Recreation Assistant, you are responsible for the daily implementation of activities and programs, and will assist the Director of Therapeutic Recreation in all areas of recreational services.

If you are an enthusiastic, emotionally supportive, and self-motivated individual filled with positivity and strong interpersonal skills, and are committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors and the disabled, then you’ll fit right into our diverse and fun-loving culture where everyone is treated with respect and recognized for their efforts. We have a winning total rewards package for the right individual that includes competitive compensation, generous PTO, and immediate medical benefits.

Heroes work here! Pleasant Valley Manor is a premier non-profit long-term care facility located in the idyllic foothills of the Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, PA, with caring roots in our community since 1974, delivering unparalleled quality and compassionate resident care with a focus on individual resident needs and delivering positive outcomes for residents and their families.

A day in the life of a Recreation Assistant includes, but is not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

· Assists the Therapeutic Recreation Director with planning, implementing, and evaluating social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and recreational activities and programs within a total health care plan that are engaging for our residents, with a focus on psycho-social well-being.

· Builds trusting relationships and interacts with residents in a genuine way, with maturity and tact, and creates an environment of positivity and calm in times of stress and trauma. Monitors residents’ needs, preferences, and degree of recreational involvement.

· Implements, moderates, and participates in activities, entertainment, and special events. Assists in developing new ideas for activities, entertainment, and special events. Decorates and posts signage for events.

· Coordinates the scheduling of residents for communication and visits with family and friends. Transports residents to greeting areas and back to quarters.

· Updates progress notes and resident charts, as required. Maintains and updates daily activities log, special events calendar, and birthday lists.

· Provides individualized one-on-one interaction, conversation, and other forms of mental stimulation to bedridden or mentally-challenged individuals who otherwise cannot or will not participate in activities and events.

· Serves as resident escort and transporter on trips or excursions outside the facility. Driving a transportation van may be required.

· Maintains, organizes, and stores recreational supplies and equipment.

· Maintains, organizes, and ensures sanitation of resident Activities area. Positions tables and chairs, and other area accessories. Maintains Activities area kitchen and snack commissary.

· Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as needed.

Required qualifications:

· High school diploma, or equivalent.

· Valid PA, or other state, driver’s license.

· Prior experience working in Long-Term Care preferred, but not required.

· Prior experience working with the elderly and/or disabled individuals preferred, but not required.

· Knowledge of arts, crafts, and recreation creativity preferred. Musical talent a plus.

· Ability to read, write, and communicate in the English language. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

· Enthusiastic commitment to working with the elderly and the disabled with patience, maturity, and tact.

· Ability to lift, move, and maneuver up to 50 pounds.

· Ability to work weekends and holidays, as needed.

What we offer: We have a winning total rewards package for the right individual that includes:

· Competitive Pay

· Immediate Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

· Short- and Long-Term Disability

· Life Insurance

· 401(k) Retirement Plan & 401(k) Matching Contributions

· Employee Referral Bonuses

· Paid Vacation Time

· Paid Sick Time

· Paid Holidays

Pleasant Valley Manor is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other state and federal protected class.

As we navigate the COVID crisis, Pleasant Valley Manor continues to observe CDC guidelines and takes every precautionary measure to ensure potential candidates, our staff, and our residents remain safe.

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