Therapeutic Activities Assistant

Sunshine is seeking Per Diem Recreation Assistants to join our team and provide high quality activity and play for children with complex medical conditions. Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Therapeutic Activities Program for the resident\’s care, treatment, social and psychological adjustment. Experience working in recreational activities with special needs population preferred. Great opportunity for students interested in careers in the healthcare field. Certified Nursing Assistants encouraged to apply. Must have a valid NYS drivers license. Shift opportunities are available including afternoons, weekends, and school breaks.

  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Therapeutic Activities programs.
  • Provides socially and culturally age-appropriate activity programming in accordance with resident’s plan of care.
  • Assist with trips preparation and transportation of resident’s to community.

outings/activities according to established outing procedures.

  • Ensure that the department goals, procedures, and practices foster a therapeutic environment.
  • Escorts children in a safe, appropriate manner.
  • Maintains program space, setting up and cleaning up the room before and after each use and ensuring that toys and equipment are properly disinfected after each use.
  • Follows safety precautions, notices potential hazardous situations and takes corrective action.

Implements therapeutic goals using modeling, positive reinforcement, encouragement, verbal cues, prompting, firm limit setting and support.

  • Completes Daily contact notes in the eMR.


Formal education required:

High school diploma required.

Some college work in education; psychology or recreation preferred.

Previous experience required:

Two years experience working with children.

Job Type: Per Diem

Salary: $18.00 per hour

To apply email Jessica Hritz [email protected]

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