Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

Full-Time, Monday - Friday, Weekends
Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Newtown, CT
Posted 3 months ago

We are hiring per diem Therapeutic Recreation Assistants to join our team in Newtown, Connecticut!

Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.

  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities

Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work.


  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Possess ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Possess patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be able to provide effective and meaningful programming to residents based on whatever level at which they are currently functioning.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing principles.
  • Possess the ability to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Participate in continuing education and in-service training.
  • Possess the ability to push, pull or lift, all without restrictions up to 51 lbs. Moving furniture, various equipment and displays up to about 100 pounds is frequently required—WITH the equipment designed for that purpose.

As a minimum, one (1) year experience in an Activities Department in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility is preferred.

Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

Location: 139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470


  • 401(k)

Healthcare setting:

  • Long term care
  • Nursing home
  • Rehabilitation center
  • Skilled nursing facility

Job Features

Job CategoryRecreation
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