Temporary Recreation Therapy - Full Time Days - The Lighthouse

Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 8:18 PM)
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Long Term Care Community
The Lighthouse



The overall purpose of this job is to provide recreation therapy to residents. The primary responsibilities of this job include planning and implementing various activities with residents. This position is also responsible for communicating with resident’s family members and coordinating social gatherings.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.




Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Resident Care

  • Writes care plans, MDS, interviews, assessments and progress notes using the Point Click Care system.
  • Coordinates care plan meetings with family of residents and other staff members.
  • Plan, confirm, implement and escort residents to activities 2-4 times a day including evenings and weekends.



  • Plan, review, print and hang up activity calendars in resident rooms every 2 weeks.
  • Plan and implement family cookouts and gatherings.
  • Plan and implement outings, drive residents to off-site locations.
  • Plan and implement special lunch/dinner groups for residents.
  • Develop independent activities for residents such as word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, games and books.
  • Plan monthly birthday events.
  • Plan and discuss events and activities with Dietary and housekeeping.


  • Provide pet therapy for residents.
  • Provide 1:1/sensory visits to low functioning residents.
  • Decorate bulletin boards each month.
  • Hang up window decorations each holiday/season.
  • Email activity calendars to family members every 2 weeks.
  • Email family members to coordinate communication with residents.
  • Assist in dining room.
  • Maintain budget and purchase supplies for activities.
  • Provide manicures to residents.
  • Clean and feed bird aviaries 1-2 times per week.
  • Write out daily calendar of events on 5 activity boards.
  • Take residents outdoors, help water and weed flowers.
  • Participate in resident mental health and wellness meetings.
  • Work with volunteers to lead or assist activities.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.





  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • One (1) year of experience in an assisted living or skilled care community or related experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.      

Other Requirements –

  • Certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid is preferred or willingness to obtain certification within 60 days of hire date.      
  • Certified Activity Coordinator or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist desired.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and techniques of Recreation Therapy.
  • Knowledge of physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs of the senior and/or frail elderly population and their families.
  • Knowledge of Immanuel, its mission and Promises, and how those are directly correlated to the incumbent’s job.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents/participants, co-workers, family members, and vendors.
  • Skilled in effective and appropriate written communication.
  • Skilled in facilitating group interaction processes.
  • Skilled in the use of computers including programs specific to the job.
  • Ability to appropriately use equipment, facilities, and materials to do certain work.
  • Ability to consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow employees.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally; make eye contact, pleasantly greet people, and use tact and diplomacy in interactions at all levels.
  • Ability to organize and effectively use time, resources, and talents.



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