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RECREATION ASSISTANT-Part-time in Cherry Hill, NJ at Spring Hills Senior Communities

Date Posted: 3/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Functions:


  • Attends work as scheduled and follows community’s call off procedures.
  • Adheres to monthly recreational calendar and conducts various activities at the director of the Director of Recreational Services.
  • Encourages resident participation in programs and activities.
  • Maintains a record of residents’ daily activity participation in scheduled & unscheduled activities.
  • Maintains general observation of residents and shares appropriate information with staff.
  • Follows departmental budget guidelines.
  • Provides emotional and social support to residents.
  • Respects the dignity of and encourages the independence of all residents.
  • Works in a clean, sanitary, safe, and organized manner, abides by all health and safety regulations.
  • Escorts residents on activities away from the property as assigned.
  • Assists with the registration of residents for trips and programs.
  • Assists in the surveying and interviewing of residents to determine interests, talents and resident satisfaction.
  • Maintain resident store (where applicable) by adhering to store hours, conduct transactions with customers, balance cash box at closing, and track inventory for re-stocking.
  • Obeys all traffic laws
  • Operates vehicle in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Observes all mandatory safety regulations for multi-passenger and single passenger vehicles.
  • Keeps vehicle clean.
  • Adheres to schedule and drives assigned routes.
  • Checks bus before and after each operation for mechanical defects and completes pre and post-trip checklist.
  • Transports only authorized residents.
  • Maintains order on vehicle at all times.
  • Reports all accidents to appropriate personnel immediately and completes required forms
  • Supervises residents while loading, unloading, and waiting.
  • Renders first aid, as appropriate, until emergency medical personnel arrive.
  • Notifies the supervisor of any mechanical failure.
  • Delivers vehicles to auto shop for repairs and inspections.
  • Discharges residents only at authorized stops.
  • Loads and unloads baggage, packages, and other items.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of any route changes due to road conditions, number of residents transported, and other appropriate information.

Non-Essential Functions:


  • Attends all required training, in-service, and staff meetings.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, families, and co-workers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Spring Hill, LLC
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Recreational Assistant

Requirements For Recreational Assistant


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements::

  • An Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Physical Requirements:

Standing (over 2/3), walking (over 2/3), using hands to finger, handle or feel (over 2/3), reach with hands and arms (over 2/3), climb and balance (over 1/3), stoop, kneel (1/2-2/3), talk or hear (Over 2/3), taste or smell (Over 1/3). Lifting up to 10 pounds (over 2/3), Up to 25 pounds (1/3-2/3); Up to 50 pounds (under 1/3)


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