Activity Assistant

Position: Activity Assistant                                             

Department: Medical Day

Reports to: Manager, Therapeutic Recreation

Job Type:  Part Time

Exempt/Non Exempt: Non Exempt

Hours:  Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Summary:                                                  

The Activity Assistant, under the supervision of the Manager, Therapeutic Recreation, is responsible for the implementation of all therapeutic/recreational programs as assigned.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the implementation of quality educational and recreational programming in these categories: fine and gross motor skills, cognition, community integration activities, life skills, and therapeutic recreation

  • Conduct scheduled activities according to program schedule and protocol

  • Assist in developing topics and activities based on the interests of the participants

  • Participate actively in supervision of Medical Day program participants

  • Participate actively as part of a multidisciplinary team that delivers services to The League

  • Assist participants in the therapeutic pool and on trips as required

  • Assist in ensuring all activity areas and supplies are kept in a clean and tidy manner

  • Meet with recreation staff as needed to plan and coordinate activities

  • Improve the quality of participants’ lives by working with them directly in the delivery of quality programming

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide feedback to the Manager, Therapeutic Recreation on assigned activities based on the participants’ enthusiasm and participation 

  • Participate in League meetings, in-services and trainings as required

  • Show dependability by being punctual and maintaining consistent attendance

  • Give appropriate notice for time off or illness

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator and/or Manager, Therapeutic Recreation

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Support the mission of The League by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with people with disabilities and/or other special populations

  • 1 year of experience in the recreation/activity field

  • Ability to work well with others in a diverse population

  • Effective verbal and oral communication

  • CPR/First Aid certification

  • Basic computer skills