Recreation Assistant - TRD ~ 36 Hr ~ Monday - Friday

Touchpoints at Farmington
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Recreation Assistant ~ TRD 36 hours ~ Monday - Friday
  • Manages Recreation staff and ensures activities are being done on a daily basis.
  • Reviews all activity calendars for completeness and ensures a variety of activities are planned.
  • Actively participates, organizes, and monitors activities and events every week.
  • Responsible for providing training and development to all Recreation staff such as how to encourage
  • participation, event planning, and initiating events.
  • Plans and manages a comprehensive facility wide therapeutic recreation program.
  • Responsible for utilizing all software and tracking tools provided to measure, track, evaluate and improve quality services.
  • With the Administrator, is responsible for Recreation staff employee relations, in conjunction with
  • the Administrator for monitoring of labor contracts.
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention of qualified Recreation staff.
  • Responsible for overall completion of performance evaluations and competencies
  • annually as required.
  • Responsible for monitoring of Recreation staff to foster growth and development.
  • Works closely with the Administrator to manage budget ordering supplies and equipment
  • for future projects.
  • Must meet the financial goals and objectives of the facility by assuming budgetary
  • leadership and responsibility for the Recreation department.
  • Serves as a role model to all Facility employees, families and residents; maintains a positive and respectful attitude to all peers and staff.
  • Actively participates in the Facility Customer Service initiatives and ensures that staff are held accountable and in compliance.
  • Demonstrates abilities as a team leader.
  • Exhibits initiative and self-direction.
  • Serves as a role model through initiative, self direction and enthusiasm.
  • Willingness to embrace change and feedback.
  • Is able to adjust to a variety of situations, maintains flexibility.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to appropriate staff levels while maintaining accountability.
  • Keeps others informed; shares information with appropriate parties as needed.
  • Must work as needed to achieve results and/or meet targets within established time frames.
  • Seeks opportunities to foster self growth through education, seminars, etc.
  • Plans and prioritizes work effectively.
  • Coordinates, prepares and presents projects well and follows through with assignments.
  • Produces quality work and a satisfactory quantity of work.
  • Delivers work on time and cost effectively, meets deadlines.
  • Anticipates and identifies problems and provides a timely solution.
  • Uses logic and sound judgment to solve problems and make decisions

    • Must have experience directing, planning, organizing and monitoring therapeutic programs, activities and events for seniors or physically/ mentally challenged adults in a clinical setting.
    • A Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education or related field.
    • Must have working knowledge (experience preferred) with various software programs such as WORD, OUTLOOK and EXCEL.
    • Must be able to manage multiple events and programs and work with all disciplines in a challenging multi-cultural environment.
    • Must be highly organized, energetic, motivated and creative.
    • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to supervise a staff of assistants.
    • Must be able to speak and write the English language.

    • This position requires 1 years experience in an industry including supervision of staff.
    • Must be TRD Certified or have Bachelor's Degree in Human Services.

    Physical & Sensory Requirements:
    • Must be able to regularly walk throughout the facility and at off grounds activities and events during the working day.
    • This position may require prolonged standing, bending, and walking.
    • Must be able to lift or carry 50 lbs.

    Exposure Risks:
    Tasks assigned to this position may involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood, body fluids , infectious diseases, air contaminants and hazardous chemicals.