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Recreation Assistant - Veterans Services

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/17
Posting End Date: 2024/07/16
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Health Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Post Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.75
Maximum Salary: 22.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Division of Veterans Services- Caring for America's Heroes

This position will remain open until filled; the posting will be taken down once a candidate is selected. 

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is hiring for a full-time Recreation Assistant at the brand-new state-of-the-art Post Falls Veterans Home.

The ideal candidate will work to implement recreational activities and provide personal nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility.

Recreation Assistants help create and implement a robust activity schedule to enrich the lives of the residents.

To meet this goal, the position will work a rotation of evenings, weekends, holidays, and assist with special events.

The preferred schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

In order to qualify for this position, you must have a valid Idaho Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate.



    • Implements recreational activities and provides personal nursing care to residents in long-term care.
    • Informs nursing staff of daily observations regarding residents' irregular behavior; attends shift report; follows nursing treatment plans regarding lifting, transferring, feeding, and toileting.
    • Participates in developing individualized activity plans for Veterans Home residents and carries them out with the residents.
    • Monitors and records residents' participation, responses, and progress; completes monthly activity flow sheet for each resident assuring activity plan goals are being met.
    • Works with and guides volunteers assisting with group and one-to-one recreational activities.
    • Assists in preparing residents for outings, drives bus or van to transport residents to community events, and accompanies residents to monitor their safety and participation.
    • Lifts, positions, transports, and escorts patients and assists patients with walking and other body movements.

      Minimum Qualifications: 


      • Providing or assisting with recreational activities in a health care setting or facility. 
      • Observing and recording changes in residents' behavior and documenting progress toward treatment goals
      • Valid driver's license 


       MQ Specialties:

      • Possession of a valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate.



      The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

      The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

      Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

      *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.