Job: Recreation Assistant

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary

  • Supportive work environment

  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan

  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary

  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 

  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    

  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule

  • 12 paid holidays per year

  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees

  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions

  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs

  • Employee Assistance Program

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Supervise, protect & care for the clients assigned to recreational therapy
  • Involved with the individual recreational therapy plan for each resident client
  • Assist clients under his/her supervision in working out their problems with each other & with the group
  • Set limits & provide appropriate discipline for the clients in their groups
  • Assist the residential program in providing age-appropriate recreational activities for clients such as art therapy, music therapy, and community based activities, etc.
  • Initiate and organize games and physical play for residential clients
  • Facilitate ILP, social skills, and anger management groups
  • Liaison to community volunteer groups to organize and hold group events/activities
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Services, Art Department, Tutoring Coordinator, and Residential Chaplain
  • Participate in theme events & special recreational activities
  • Participate in outings, field trips & camping trips
  • Able to set limits & maintain disciplinary standards consistent with Hillsides’ policies
  • Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc.
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Assist in maintaining recreational equipment & the general cleanliness & good order of the recreational facilities
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Maintain weekly billing requirement
  • Complete documentation of all sessions in a timely manner
  • Other duties as required

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Supervise, protect & care for the clients assigned to recreational therapy
  • Involved with the individual recreational therapy plan for each resident client
  • Assist clients under his/her supervision in working out their problems with each other & with the group
  • Set limits & provide appropriate discipline for the clients in their groups
  • Assist the residential program in providing age-appropriate recreational activities for clients such as art therapy, music therapy, and community based activities, etc.
  • Initiate and organize games and physical play for residential clients
  • Facilitate ILP, social skills, and anger management groups
  • Liaison to community volunteer groups to organize and hold group events/activities
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Services, Art Department, Tutoring Coordinator, and Residential Chaplain
  • Participate in theme events & special recreational activities
  • Participate in outings, field trips & camping trips
  • Able to set limits & maintain disciplinary standards consistent with Hillsides’ policies
  • Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc.
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Assist in maintaining recreational equipment & the general cleanliness & good order of the recreational facilities
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Maintain weekly billing requirement
  • Complete documentation of all sessions in a timely manner
  • Other duties as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:

            None 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood born pathogens 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum 2 years related experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Valid California driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

       

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