STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
HUMAN RESOURCES


 

CLASSIFICATION: RECREATIONAL ASSISTANT I

 

Class Code: 7583-09 Date Established: 12-15-93

 

Occupational Code: 7-4-7 Date of Last Revision: 02-02-09

 

BASIC PURPOSE: To provide routine services in a recreational program at a state institution.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

        Monitors residents in group recreational activities.

 

        Escorts residents to and from activity treatment areas.

 

        Participates in upkeep of recreation equipment and supplies and maintains surrounding areas.

 

        Transcribes data on resident progress reports and records.

 

        Transfers and supervises residents on planned recreational trips.

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DISTINGUISHING FACTORS:

 

Skill: Requires skill in applying instructions to accomplish different job functions OR in operating machines for a variety of different purposes.

 

Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.

 

Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require immediate verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.

 

Supervision: Requires no supervision of employees or functions.

 

Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.

 

Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.

 

Communication: Requires obtaining and exchanging information, referring inquiries to the appropriate source, or responding to questions from state employees or members of the general public.

 

Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions using minimal judgment to perform a variety of job tasks according to clearly prescribed standard practices and procedures.

 

Independent Action: Requires making a limited number of choices in selecting among alternative courses of action under supervisory guidance and in performing job functions according to a variety of prescribed policies or procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

 

Experience: One year's experience in recreational work involving persons with mental, emotional or physical disabilities.

 

License/Certification: Possession of a valid New Hampshire driver’s license.

 

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of individual and group behavior and effective ways of working with people. Knowledge of the kinds of activity involved in planned sessions of recreation. Knowledge of current social and health problems and their social applications. Ability to establish and maintain communication with patients and to recognize major needs and problems of patients as individuals and groups. Ability to follow ward and escort procedures and apply precautions and appropriate techniques for assisting patients in emergencies. Ability to provide leadership and assist patients. Ability to supervise subordinate activity aids. Ability to learn new skills related to assigned activities. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records. Ability to work cooperatively with hospital staff, volunteers and patients. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.

 

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.

 

 


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