Assisst in the planning and implementation of a therapeutic recreation program which supports the residential treatment plan by improving the physical, emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the resident.
Assist in the coordination and implementation of resident leisure activities, recreational events and outings.
Participate with coworkers as a team on implementation of treatment plans and therapeutic services.
Ensure resident safety and collaborate with coworkers to maintain an environment that is positive, respectful, lean and therapeutic.
Transport residents as necessary.
Assist in the maintenance of required staff training records and resident recreational records.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities. Participate in the other committees as requested.
Ensure that all activities are conducted in compliance with the Confidentiality act regarding case reviews, determinations, results and/or recommendations and in compliance with all HIPAA regulations.
Other projects and responsibilities as needed or assigned.
Remain current on all required training and certifications.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the recreation program components and the linkage with specific physical, emotional, cognitive and social issues.
Be proficient in the use, instruction and maintenance ce of all athletic and/or recreational equipment and tools.
Be aware and strive to gain knowledge of new and/or innovative recreation techniques or methods.
Demonstrate sufficient written and verbal communication skills to generate required documentation and reporting that is legible and articulate, and to interface effectively with staff, families and external contacts.
Exhibit a spirit of cooperation among coworkers and comply with corporate and site policies and procedures. Display ethical conduct and professionalism at all times, with particular emphasis on maintaining a healthy relationship and appropriate boundaries with residents and protecting resident confidentiality.
Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance and exhibit flexibility and cooperation with shift scheduling and rotation needs.
Bachelor's degree. Will accept High School diploma and minimum of 5 years directly related experience in similar setting in lieu of BA/BS degree.
Previous experience in the provision of recreational activities with adolescents or vulnerable adults preferred.
Valid driver's license. Must meet licensing agency driving requirements and comply with corporate driving policy.
Must be able to assist staff in proper restraining of residents.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up 100+ pounds with assistance.
Must be able to twist, end and stretch in a manner conducive to execution of daily activities within a residential program.
Must be able to stand and walk for an extended period of time (2-4 hours).