Therapeutic Recreational Assistant / Activity Aide/Assistant (Certified)



Activity Assistant Needed- Full-time

Some Evening and Weekend Hours May Be Needed

Come Have Fun With our Residents!

An extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a culture you can be proud of by joining one of the nations top Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing health care providers in our dynamic facility located in Hayesville, NC

As one of America s top leading providers of medical services and rehabilitation for elderly patients in communities across the nation, Consulate Health Care provides the highest standard of services for short-term and long-term care needs. Our professionals impact our organization, our clients, and their families in a variety of constructive ways, every day. Even as we ve grown to become the sixth-largest provider in the nation and the largest in the Sunshine State, it s the little things we do while fulfilling our mission statement of Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands that really make the difference.

A position with Consulate Health Care means more than just a paycheck. We believe in creating a positive environment that reinforces your efforts to succeed and supports your long-term career development. We offer the opportunity to work with large corporation, but with the benefit of a small company feel!

Purpose of Your Job Position

The primary purpose of the Therapeutic Recreational Assistant ( Activity Aide/Activity Assistant ) is to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors. As a Consulate Health Care Therapeutic Recreational Assistant you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors, and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care s five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Passion. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with resident activities, assessments, and activities profiles.
  • Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties, and providing games/activities for residents.
  • Encourage residents to participate in recreational social activities so that all residents are involved in activities by engaging in and organizing games, crafts, religious services, parties, etc.
  • Act in compliance with all corporate, state, federal, and other regulatory standards.
  • Accompany residents, as needed, to activities outside the facility.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of supplies. Submit request for additional supplies/material in accordance with established policies.
  • Attend meetings and inservice sessions, as directed.
  • Assist Director of Therapeutic Recreational Services in expanding services.
  • Embrace the Consulate Health Care s five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, and passion, and incorporate them into daily job function.
  • Demonstrate respect and compassion in every interaction.
  • Conduct oneself with the highest degree of honesty and integrity in every interaction.
  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interactions with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.
  • May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or G. E. D. equivalent.
  • National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) certification required. Applicants/employees that currently do not have the NCCAP certification will be provided a provisional 6 month period to complete the certification while they work.
  • Some experience preferred in providing recreation services to residents in a health care setting.
  • Must possess current unencumbered valid state drivers license.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activity services.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident s condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess the ability to understand and follow the directions of the Director of Therapeutic Recreational Services.



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