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Recreation Assistant at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in careers at EBNHC!

Everywhere you turn, you can feel it.  There's an immeasurable level of enthusiasm at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), one of the largest community health centers in the country.  From the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, to the managers who shape our policies, to the customer service representatives who keep our facilities running smoothly - everyone here has a role in making medicine better.

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To learn more about working at EBNHC and our benefits, check out our Careers Page at careers.ebnhc.org.

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

ESP Pace Center

All Locations:

East Boston

Description:

Join our Neighborhood PACE Team as a Recreation Assistant in East Boston! Under direction of the PACE Center Recreation Therapist, the Recreation Assistant oversees and implements a therapeutic activity program that is appropriate to the range of interests, cognitive, physical and social needs of PACE participants in the PACE Center. Assists Recreation Therapist, in facilitating PACE Center-Based Participant Council Meetings to solicit advice and receive feedback. Contributes to the development of the therapeutic activities program in the PACE Center. Provides guidance and support to PCAs around assisting participants with activities. Schedule is Monday - Friday.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrates ability to conduct arts and crafts groups, exercise groups, and cognitive activities such as current events and quiz games

  • Assists participants with dietary interventions as defined in care plan, including adherence to special diets, fluids, or use of adaptive feeding aids. May provide direct feeding assistance as defined in care plan

  • Communicates observations in change in behavior/mood or participation level to Activity Coordinator and appropriate team members.

Qualifications and Requirements:


  • High School diploma/GED required.

  • Nursing assistant certification preferred

  • Activities Assistant Certification (AAC) at time of hire or commitment to complete within 6 months.

  • One year experience working with elders or other frail population.





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