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Activity Assistant - Per Diem at San Jose Behavioral Health

Activity Assistant - Per Diem

San Jose Behavioral Health San Jose, CA Part-Time
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organize, lead and promote interest in recreational activities to patients and their families.
  • Serve as a resource for new patients introducing them to other patients and staff, explaining programs and encouraging participation.
  • Explain the rules of activities and instruct participants at a variety of skill levels.
  • Document activity interventions and patient progress in the medical record per facility documentation requirements.
  • Seek supervision and support when complications arise in dealing with a patient either in an individual or group setting.
  • Enforce safety rules to prevent injury and modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.
  • Organize and set up the equipment that is used in recreational activities.
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always.  When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate’s degree in activity therapy or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in recreation in a healthcare setting with knowledge of patient population served by the facility also preferred.

 LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
 

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