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Therapy Assistant - Casual - Norwood Health Center, Marshfield
Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Casual - up to 1,200 hrs/year
Deadline to apply:08/12/2024
Hiring Range:$19.63 / hr
Job Responsibilities:
Wood County Norwood Health Center has a great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in mental health and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:
*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
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*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

Benefits offered to PT & FT employees.

Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to assist with recreational therapy activities and groups within the hospital unit for patient physical, mental, social and psychological well-being.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist (OTR).  This position is scheduled every-other-weekend (Saturday & Sunday)

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. 
3. Cover activities on weekends, holiday’s and in the absence of the OTR. 
4. Follow the calendar of events for the weekend activities on the hospital unit.
5. Work with the Social Workers on the weekends to do group and individual therapy with patients. 
6. Maintain activity attendance records and chart progress.
7. Report decline in patient participation and status to the nursing staff and OTR when necessary.
8. Participate in treatment team meetings as needed.
9. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County and Norwood. 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. Assist volunteers.
2. Assist with long term care unit activities, as needed.
3. Attend required meetings and complete in-service training as assigned.
4. Communicates and interacts professionally, effectively and tactfully with residents, patients, visitors, families and peers.
5. If current on the nurse aide registry (CNA), may work additional hours as a psych tech. 
6. Any other duties as may be assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
High school diploma or equivalent; prior work experience providing recreational activities in groups or individually, preferably with persons with mental illness preferred.  Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Ability to perform data entry and retrieval of information in computer terminal required and to learn any upgrades and changes which may occur. CNA license preferred, but not required.