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Recreational Therapy Assistant - Pontiac at PACE Southeast Michigan

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Pontiac, Michigan

Job Description:


Under the direction and leadership of the Life Enrichment Program Manager according to PACE Southeast Michigan’s policies and procedures. The Enrichment Assistant assist and work directly with the Life Enrichment Therapist helping participants engage in meaningful day center activities. Activities are not limited but may include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, exercise, music and other special activities/events.


  • Lead and facilitate group and individualized programming and activities for participant that are designed to meet the social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual needs and interest of each participant.

  • Assist with escorting participants to activities and community outings.

  • Assist in the development of the monthly activities calendar and special events.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Education: At a minimum high school diploma or equivalent exam.

  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in a social or recreational program, of which was full time in an activities/life enrichment program in a healthcare setting for the elderly. Activity Assistant Certification is a plus from a recognizing body such as NCCAP, or NAPPCC is plus.

  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to meet physical demands of lifting and moving 5- 10 pounds per job assignment. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of the time per job assignments. Able to transport wheelchairs per job assignment.


  • Must possess effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. Proficient in the use of computer and technology systems. Must be very outgoing, energetic, and able to engage participants in leisure activities. Professional conduct, high-achiever, emotionally intelligent/and aware. Able to engage with large room volumes. Education of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia is a plus. Event-planning experience is a plus. Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

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