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Activities Aide Specialist

Status

Part time

Description

Starting Pay Rate: $16.00 per hour; $16.50 per hour, after six months of successful employment.

Status: Part time 

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

•    Plan and execute stimulating, person-centered and engaging activities for the Many Hearts program, including community outings, music, craft projects, art, math and word games, sensory activities, interactive mind building exercises, tactile activities such as gardening, sand, and clay. 

•    Develop the monthly activities calendar. 

•    Ensure that daily documentation is completed as assigned.  

•    Ensure the physical space is clean, neat and organized to ensure the health and safety of the participants.

Education:

•    A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•    Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a social or recreational program planning, implementing, and executing activities for adults with disabilities/functional impairments.

•    A fundamental knowledge of working with older adults with disabilities/functional impairments. Independent Living Philosophy and HIPAA.

•    Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds, superior interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, responsiveness to working with older adults and people living with disabilities. Must demonstrate a positive, professional appearance and attitude, sensitivity to participants’ abilities, excellent communication skills and Exceptional group management skills.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required for this position.  RCIL will engage in the accommodation process when an exemption is requested.

RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

Travel Required: No

Location:  Utica, NY 

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A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-272-2957. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.