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Recreation Therapy Assistant

Riverside Healthcare

Norfolk, VA
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Recreation Therapy Assistant

Clinical (Non-Nursing)



Full Time

Day Shift


High School/GED

Riverside PACE-MacTavish in Richmond, VA is currently seeking a full-time Recreation Therapy Assistant.

PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a community-based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. It covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, Lifeline emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.

JOB SUMMARY: Work under the supervision of the Recreation Therapy Department Coordinator/Manager to assist with the implementation of the recreation program which provides leisure opportunities to PACE participants. Conduct therapeutic programs to include recreational and social activities, provide assistance to participants during general recreation activities, initiate group activities with participants based upon their expressed leisure interests and adapted to their individual abilities. Set up and begin recreational programs, assist at mealtime, and provide supervision during community outings. Perform general office duties, maintain office supplies and ensure activity supplies are inventoried and stored appropriately. Make copies of program materials and create and mail fliers, pen and paper activities, etc. Report all participant suggestions, comments, and progress to the Recreational Therapy Manager. Complete accurate and timely documentation about participant attendance and performance.

EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent required

LICENSURE: First Aid and CPR required and must be maintained throughout employment.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year working experience with the elderly required. Previous experience in Recreational Therapy in a long term care or special population preferred.

HOURS: To work varying shifts primarily between Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.


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