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Recreation Unit Leader

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  133441

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana Veterans’ Home

The Indiana Veterans’ Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses.  We provide a beautiful, healthy and home-like environment for veterans and their spouses to live. Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.

About the Job:

As a Recreation Unit Leader with the Indiana Veterans' Home in West Lafayette, Indiana, you will plan and execute therapeutic activities with moderate supervision within the Recreation Department.  You will report directly to the Recreation Director.

      A Day in the Life:
      • Will be responsible for following prescribed methods and procedures in conducting group and individual activities.
      • Makes choices and uses judgement daily to report to professional staff progress/decline of residents and works under moderate supervision.
      • Needs knowledge of writing progress notes, MDS3.0 intakes of new members, and attendance documentation and computer skills.
      • Assists in evaluation of resident's needs and abilities
      • Directs residents in routine group and individual activities
      • Performs related clerical duties such as scheduling, filing, record keeping, care plans, progress notes, MDS 3.0,new member evaluation and attendance documentation
      • Attends treatment team meetings to provide input as to  progress of residents based on daily observations
      • Other duties as assigned
      What We're Looking For:
      • Maintain a CNA Certification /education involving Dementia Alzheimer                  
      • One (1) year experience rendering direct care to special populations or developmentally disabled, emotionally disturbed, geriatric, or substance abusers in a clinic, community, or hospital setting, or related experience; or accredited college training in a related field
      What You'll Need For Success:
      • Have the ability to learn/maintain knowledge to conduct activities
      • Have ability to stimulate resident’s interests, communicate verbally and in documentation of resident’s progress and or behavior
      • Have ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with residents
      • Have working knowledge of the principles and specific methods of carrying out a recreational program.
      • Has good communication and writing skills, computer skill
      • Has the working knowledge of limitations and needs of the elderly. 


      Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

      The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

      • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
      • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
      • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
      • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
      • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
      • Group life insurance
      • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
      • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
      • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
      • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
      • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
      • New Parent Leave
      • Free Parking
      • Free LinkedIn Learning

      If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


      Equal Employment Opportunity:

      The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Current Employee? Click here to apply.

      Nearest Major Market: Lafayette