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Recreation Specialist
Summary
Title:Recreation Specialist
ID:Rec Specialist
Department:Client Services
Description

Full-time position responsible for daily care of residents as well as planning, preparing, implementing and monitoring programs and activities for assigned individuals at ICF-ID Residential Center. Schedule alternates 1st and 2nd shift hours and weekends. Must have valid driver’s license, a clear driving record and current auto insurance. HS Diploma or GED required. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs.

 

 

 

HANDICAPPED DEVELOPMENT CENTER

RESIDENTIAL CENTER

 

EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

TITLE: RECREATION SPECIALIST DEPARTMENT: ICF/ID

RESPONSIBLE TO: SOCIAL SERVICES/ RECREATION SUPERVISOR

 

KIND OF WORK:

 

OBJECTIVE: UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR AND THE SUPERVISION OF THE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR, PROVIDE DAY TO DAY CARE OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED AND ASSIST THEM TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN SELF HELP SKILLS. IN ADDITION, PLAN, PREPARE, IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR INDIVIDUALS’ PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

 

DUTIES:

*COMPLETES PROGRAM DATA AND MAKES REVISIONS AS NEEDED AFTER DISCUSSION WITH THE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR AND/OR PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

*DOCUMENTS PROGRESS, CONCERNS, OR INDIVIDUAL'S NEEDS ON THERAP

*MAINTAINS ON-GOING COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATES ALL PROGRAMS WITH DISCIPLINES INVOLVED WITH THE INDIVIDUALS’ PLAN OF CARE.

*NOTIFIES PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND/OR PROGRAM SUPERVISOR OF NEEDED

TRAININGS AND CONDUCTS TRAININGS AS NEEDED.

*ENSURES NEEDED SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT ARE AVAILABLE AND IN WORKING ORDER.

*PLANS, IMPLEMENTS AND MONITORS DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE.

*COMPLETES REQUEST FOR ACTIVITIES AND NECESSARY ITEMS IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

*ATTENDS AND PARTICIPATES IN STAFFINGS.

*PERFORMS DIRECT CARE FOR ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS SO THAT PRESCRIBED CARE IS

MAINTAINED.

*COMPLETES ASSIGNED NURSING DUTIES.

*KEEPS INDIVIDUALS CLEAN AND APPROPRIATELY DRESSED.

*APPLIES ALL POSITIONING, ADAPTIVE, AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROPERLY.

*PROVIDES PRIVACY TO INDIVIDUALS.

*FOLLOWS ALL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.

*COMPLETES BODY CHECK SHEETS FOR TEMPORARY ABSENCE OR DISCHARGE.

*FOLLOWS ALL INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

*FEEDS OR ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS WITH EATING, FOLLOWING ALL DIETARY POLICIES

AND PROCEDURES.

*ACCOMPANIES INDIVIDUALS TO APPOINTMENTS OR HOSPITAL VISITS AS NEEDED.

*CONDUCTS ROOM CHECKS TO ASSURE INDIVIDUALS ARE CLEAN, DRY, COMFORTABLE

AND SAFE.

*IMPLEMENTS PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES AND BASELINES.

*COMPLETES ALL DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING BASELINES, CARE AND OBSERVATIONS

AND GER’S.

*IMPLEMENTS ACTIVITY SCHEDULES, PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS.

*ASSISTS CO-WORKERS AS NEEDED.

*DRIVES VANS FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND APPOINTMENTS.

*COMMUNICATES INFORMATION AND/OR CONCERNS IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSONS.

*ENSURES SCHOOL/DAY PROGRAM EQUIPMENT IS READILY AVAILABLE.

*ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS IN DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING ADL SKILLS.

*COMPLETES ALL CLEANING INCLUDING MAINTAINING INDIVIDUALS’ PERSONAL

ITEMS AND THEIR ROOMS.

*PRACTICES SAFETY TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT INJURY TO INDIVIDUALS SERVED, SELF

AND OTHER EMPLOYEES.

*COMMUNICATES WITH OTHERS ACCORDING TO HDC POLICIES, INFORMING THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR OF CONTACTS.

*FOLLOWS SHIFT CHANGE PROCEDURES.

*ATTENDS MEETINGS AND TRAININGS AS ASSIGNED.

*FOLLOWS HIPAA AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES

*REPORTS SUSPECTED ABUSE.

*FOLLOWS ALL HDC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

*MAINTAINS EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.

*ADHERES TO THE CENTER’S CALL IN AND TIME OFF POLICY.

*UPHOLDS THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CENTER.

*ENSURES ALL RESIDENTS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

*PROVIDES NECESSARY SUPPORTS TO ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF HEALTH OR

BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

ABILITY TO BE CREATIVE AND LEARN NEW IDEAS.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WELL.

ABILITY TO BE POSITIVE, CARING, CALM, COOPERATIVE, UNDERSTANDING, TACTFUL AND PLEASANT.

ABILITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE AND BE FLEXIBLE.

ABILITY TO MEET PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT (I.E. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK).

ABILITY TO MEET EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. HEALTH SCREENING, TB TEST).

ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.

ABILITY TO WITHSTAND EXPOSURE TO USUAL DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

ASSOCIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE

BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.

ABILITY TO USE COMPUTER TO NAVIGATE AND ENTER INFORMATION INTO WEB-BASED

SOFTWARE AND PERFORM BASIC FUNCTIONS RELATED TO COMPUTER USE. (I.E.

KEYBOARDING, EMAIL, DATA ENTRY)

 

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

PREVIOUS WORK WITH ADULTS OR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR NURSES AIDE EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.

 

* DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

 

THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.

 

 

Revised 10/17

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