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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Healthcare – Professionals/Technicians

Title: Recreation Therapy Aide

Posting No.: 1708

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Care Center

Hours: Part-Time: 10 hours weekly Saturdays 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m., every other Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Salary: $12.85-$14.00 per hour

Responsibilities include:
•    Protect wander risk residents from exiting assigned programs, and monitor behaviors and fall risk residents
•    Assess resident’s skills and interests and plan and conduct leisure activities accordingly
•    Provide individualized attention and encouragement in the involvement of activities
•    Provide assistance for in-house transportation, feeding and other personal needs of the residents
•    Assist in the maintenance and storage of special equipment for recreational activities
•    Document attendance for individualized resident activities
•    Provide support to staff on resident community outings
•    Operate the wheelchair lift
•    Secure residents, wheelchairs and walkers in the vehicle per requirements
•    Transfer residents from wheelchair to vehicle chair as needed
•    Assist with feeding and other care needs of residents on outings

Physical requirements and the work environment:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crouch or stoop and use hands and/or arms to push wheelchairs and to provide recreational therapy
•    This position regularly includes working with residents. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to quiet

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent and six (6) months of experience in recreation therapy, using a variety of specialized arts, crafts, music or recreational activities
•    CNA certificate is preferred

This position is included in the Bargaining Unit of AFSCME, Council 31.

A post offer physical is required.
A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications accepted until position is filled

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer