Part Time Recreation Specialist

Job Purpose

The primary purpose of your job is to provide an environment enriched with quality of life activity
programming for the geriatric population.

Job Functions
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position (signified by an asterisk).
However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The
omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar,
related or is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


M-F, 10AM-2PM

Performance Outcomes
*Responsible for all mandated documentation for assigned registrants, i.e., initial assessments, care planning, semi annual and annual reviews.
*Attend interdisciplinary family care plan meeting and clinical meeting as scheduled.
* Planning of monthly activities calendar and newsletter.
*Implement large and small group activities as scheduled on the monthly calendar.
*Responsible for individual contact of assigned registrants.
*Documentation of 1:1 visits if registrant is on 1:1 visit list.
*Encourage registrants to function at their maximum level of independent cognitive and physical capability.
*Contribute to the registrants’ right by adhering to the Resident Bill Rights.
*Maintain enthusiasm and motivation with the registrants and staff.
* Maintains work area in a neat, organized manner.
*Develop a positive relationship with active family members and encourage their involvement in all
*Direct volunteers, as necessary, to assist them in anyway possible.
*Will assist with passing trays as needed.
* Conduct his/herself in a professional manner at all times to create a cohesive work environment.
*Required to pass drivers test to drive the Highlands Living Centers bus.
* Drive bus for recreation outings weekly.
*Attend all mandatory in services according to facility policy, NYSDOH, HIPPA and OSHA guidelines
*Responsible for purchasing activity material as needed. I.e. baking, arts & craft and equipment.
* Required to work one evening shift per week and one weekend shift per month.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions
The working conditions are pleasant. The employee may on occasion be exposed to bodily waste, strong
odors, and body fluids, which could contain diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, etc. Universal Precautions
must be performed at all times. Some occasional exposure to contaminated items, variable temperatures,
damp and wet conditions.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy or related field and one year
experience in Recreation Therapy with the geriatric population. Or minimum four years experience in
Recreation field with geriatric population. NYS required documentation experience preferred.