The Lighthouse- Recreation Therapist- Full Time Days

Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/19/2023 8:38 AM)
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The Lighthouse


This position comes with a $5,000 Hiring Bonus


Are you a Recreation Therapist looking to work for an amazing organization by serving others and connecting with your co-workers?


Immanuel is seeking a Recreation Therapist to work at The Lighthouse located at 17600 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68130.  The Lighthouse has 36 skilled nursing and long-term care suites.


This position is Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, with one day a week as a partial evening shift. Occasional weekends will be required, no holidays. 


Pay will be based upon experience, certifications, skills and education.


Best in Class Benefits can be found at Immanuel:

  • HEALTH: Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account (HSA), and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • LIFE INSURANCE: Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • TIME OFF: Paid Time Off - accruing from day one of employment, Floating Holidays, Paid Holidays, 8 hours of Volunteer Time Off per year
  • RETIREMENT: 401K with employer match
  • WELLNESS: Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program
  • GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Advancement opportunities (as appropriate) – we look to grow from within our organization, Education Assistance Program – we invest up to $5,250 per year for education assistance paid up front
  • Plus many more benefits!

Job Duties & Skills Required

What You Will Do

The overall purpose of this job is to provide recreation therapy to residents.  You will be using evidence based practices to provide for the physical, mental, psych/social, and spiritual well-being of our residents. You will be a vital part of our interdisciplinary team, helping to create an environment of growth and enjoyment for our residents by providing them access to wellness activities, planning events, documenting their progress and enjoyment, and developing new and engaging programs. 


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 2-4times 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.



Skills & Requirements

Certified Theraputic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy or related field.

Two (2) years’ experience as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Additional experience in therapeutic recreation within a skilled nursing facility.




Who is Immanuel?

We are integrity-driven, compassionate people who live our mission of Christ-centered service to seniors, each other and the community. We’re proud to be a local provider and to be living true to a mission of service since 1887. 


Our comprehensive selection of retirement solutions—ranging from independent living to assisted living, long-term care and innovative home-based support—empower seniors to live a lifestyle of freedom, dignity, independence and safety. 


Immanuel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

A background check and drug screen will be required prior to hire.




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