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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Additional Opportunities

Title: Recreation Therapy Aide

Posting No.: 2317

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Care Center

Hours: Part-Time: 10 hours weekly, Saturday 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
• Assist with in-house transportation, feeding and other personal needs of the residents on outings
• Assist in the maintenance and storage of special equipment for recreational activities
• Document attendance for individualized resident activities

Physical requirements and the work environment:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
• 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