Recreational Assistant

Recreational assistants work in a team environment to carry out recreation programs in consultation with recreational therapists.

Recreational assistants work in a variety of health care facilities. They work under the supervision of a recreational therapist to help aging, disabled, or injured individuals.

Through careful observation, assessments, and activity planning, recreational assistants help their clients to improve their health through physical activity and mental stimulation. The work of a recreational assistant helps others to live a fuller, healthier life by participating in leisure activities and gaining their independence.

Some of the main duties of a recreational assistant include:

  • organizing and overseeing residents on outings
  • coordinating moving residents to and from the activity
  • demonstrating techniques of recreation activities
  • carrying out prescribed adaptations to recreational activities to help residents maintain maximum potential independence.

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