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Recreation Therapy Aide - Full-Time - Edgewater Haven, Port Edwards
Location:Edgewater Haven WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:09/23/2024
Hiring Range:$14.38 - $16.43 / hr
Job Responsibilities:

Edgewater Haven is located in a park-like setting in view of the Wisconsin River in Port Edwards, WI. Edgewater Haven provides 5-star, quality care in a clean and comfortable home-like setting. Our long-term caring staff is dedicated to your loved one's outcomes! We believe in the power of one person to make a difference in patient care. Join the ranks of our rapidly growing team of healthcare professionals, and become that difference!

Our interdisciplinary team works with each individual, his or her family and physician, to provide an effective plan of care to reach personal goals and highest potentials. We strive to provide for the mind, body, and spirit, while holding in the highest regard the rights and dignity of each individual.

In addition to who we are, Edgewater Haven team members are offered competitive wages, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:

*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*Paid Holidays
*Call Time
*Shift Differentials
*Excellent staffing ratio
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*On-Site Training and Continuing Education Credits
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program 
Edgewater Haven is rated 5-Stars on Medicare.gov

Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to assist with recreation therapy activities and events within nursing home residents’ interest for their physical, mental, social and psychological well being.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Transport residents to and from activities. Assist, encourage and motivate residents to participate in daily activity programs, both individual and in groups according to established calendar of events.
2. Set up and take down equipment/supplies for activities. Prepare food as required.
3. Purchase activity supplies.
4. Complete a variety of forms for dietary, birthdays, foods and activities.
5. Deliver personal event calendars to residents.
6. Maintain activity attendance records and charts progress.
7. Delivers residents’ mail.
8. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

1. Monitor wander guard unit.
2. Transports residents to activities.  Operates bus.
3. Maintain aviary and aquarium.
4. Display seasonal decorations. 
5. Update resident interest books.
6. Plant flowers and weed flower beds, as needed. Pick flowers when in bloom and arrange them in vases for residents’ enjoyment.
7. Assist families with party planning.
8. Conduct unplanned activities.
9. Assist volunteers.
10. Attend required meetings.
11. Any other duties as may be assigned.


Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
High school diploma or equivalent preferred; prior responsible work experience preferably with geriatric persons.  Ability to perform data entry and retrieval of information in computer terminal required. CPR Certification preferred; but can be obtained within 30 days of hire. A valid Wisconsin Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class C, with the “P” endorsement preferred, or ability to acquire. Possession of a safe driving record and the ability to maintain one while employed by Wood County. Thorough knowledge of recreational and entertainment activities. Demonstrated ability to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.