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Recreation Assistant

Company: Crestwood Behavioral Health
Location: Fallbrook
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Crestwood Behavioral Health is proud to be California's leading provider of mental health services , assisting thousands of clients and their families from across the state for more than 53 years. We offer generous benefit packages, competitive salaries, and a team focused on your growth. To learn more about working at Crestwood (our culture, values, benefits) please visit our new Work at Crestwood page .
Our Values: Family, compassion, commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility, character and social responsibility- drive the work that we do every day, at all our campuses. These values are integrated into every area of the company's operations and they serve as the foundation of the programs and services we provide. We are deeply committed to creating a positive impact on society and the environment.
The Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting in the development of the activity program and planning special events in accordance with current existing federal, state, and local standards, as well as our established policies and procedures. They are responsible for ensuring that the spiritual, emotional, and psycho-social needs of residents are met on an individual basis.
Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma / GED
Ability to read, write, and speak well enough to provide written documentation, read and understand policies, procedures and communications, and communicate effectively with other employees/ residents.
Current CPR certification
Prior experience providing activities or other types of group treatment preferred.
Prior experience in Mental Health preferred.
Clean driving record preferred.
Sample Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist in planning, developing, organizing, and leading residents in groups and activities.
Assist the Recreation Director in scheduling parties and other special events.
Be aware of the department budget and ensure that the Recreation Department expenditures stay within budget.
Participate regularly in scheduled orientation and in-service training in relation to the social, emotional, recreation, and special treatment needs of residents.
Encourage hobbies and crafts. Provide materials in keeping with the resident's financial status and department budget.
Record and maintain activity progress notes as well as a record of resident's attendance in activities, groups and one on ones.
Observe or assist clients as assigned.
Driving clients as needed.
Our Benefits: We offer Full Time employees comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D), as well as generous time away programs, flexible schedules, a 401k retirement program, a Scholarship program, and extensive training opportunities with CEUs that include DBT, WRAP, Motivational Interviewing and more.
Our Commitment: Crestwood is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity. We embrace all differences and are fully committed to fostering a sense of belonging for everyone. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Keywords: Crestwood Behavioral Health, Chula Vista , Recreation Assistant, Other , Fallbrook, California

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