State of Nebraska Activity Assistant - LRC/Whitehall in See job description, Nebraska

Activity Assistant - LRC/Whitehall


$14.55 Hourly


See job description, NE

Job Type



Health & Human Services Department

Job Number



12/14/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? The Lincoln Regional Center, a Joint Commission accredited psychiatric facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking a permanent full-time Activity Assistant to implement recreation therapy. This position will work on both the Lincoln Regional Center campus as well as the Lincoln Regional Center - Whitehall campus. Come join our team and help someone rebuild their life one step at a time.

Job location is the Lincoln Regional Center and LRC Whitehall.

Hours may include some evening, weekend or holiday hours.

Examples of Work

Under general supervision performs para-professional work consisting of assisting with planning, coordinating and implementing therapeutic activities; monitoring and documenting progress, obtaining recreational supplies to conduct treatment groups and assist in the maintenance of equipment, supervise patients while conducting treatment groups, attend meetings, plan and facilitate holidays and special events. Assists in setting goals, participating in treatment meetings as necessary; and may conduct activities within clearly established procedures; performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/Training in recreation management, exercise science, music, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, education or related field, OR experience leading or conducting games, sports, or musical or other activities or assisting with providing therapy or related services.

OTHER: Must possess a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: methods for planning and conducting therapeutic activities; the principles and methods of therapeutic interventions; the fundamentals and rules of various games, sports, and related leisure activities; Skill in: utilizing therapy methods and techniques in carrying out therapeutic activities; communicating with residents, members, or patients and understanding their problems and needs; deterring deviant resident, member or patient behavior; observing, documenting, and evaluating assigned therapy services. Ability to: form effective therapeutic relationships with residents, members, or patients; obtain and maintain resident, member, or patient interest and participation in activities; instruct residents, members, or patients how to perform an activity; observe and document resident, member, or patient behavior; keep records and compile reports; construct/modify equipment to meet the needs of clients.