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Title:  Therapeutic Activities Aide - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  10/05/2022
Req ID:  31458
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home
Location: 

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.01

Overview

The Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH) is seeking to hire part-time Therapeutic Activities Aides for positions within their Activities Division. These temporary positions are responsible for setting up and leading a variety of recreational programs for the residents of the VVH. The position will assist residents as they attend events that are supported and funded by various community service organizations, such as the fishing derby, car show, picnics, and many others. Incumbents will be responsible for assisting with progress reports and other daily paperwork and/or data entry.


We are looking to hire for the 11:30am to 8pm shift. This is a part-time position working approximately 24 hours per week including some weekends and holidays. This is a unique opportunity that requires collaboration and coordinating and offers room for growth.

 

For more information about the Vermont Veterans' Home, please visit this site.

Who May Apply

This position, Therapeutic Activities Aide - Temporary (#31458), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michele Burgess at michele.burgess@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
 
Any person who has had a charge of abuse, neglect or exploitation substantiated against him or her OR who has been convicted of an offense for actions related to bodily injury, theft or misuse of funds or property is not eligible under the Vermont Veterans’ Home licensing requirements. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including Vermont and national criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks where applicable.
 
Pursuant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule regarding COVID-19 Vaccination, the Vermont Veteran’s Home (VVH) is requiring all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Those with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief preventing vaccination can request an exemption without fear of retaliation or impact on job candidacy. Such exemption must be approved by the State of Vermont prior to an effective start date with VVH. If you wish to request exemption, please indicate this at the time of your interview and the necessary paperwork will be provided to you.

Environmental Factors

Activities are performed in an institutional setting involving elderly and/or disabled residents. Direct interaction with residents is extensive, leading to potential exposure to infectious disease or physical injury. The activity schedule may require evening and weekend duties. A valid motor vehicle operator's permit is required for the transport of residents to and from activity events. Good physical health is required for rendering physical assistance to and transporting and moving residents.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

Past experience working in a nursing home, healthcare setting or with older adults.

Past experience facilitating therapeutic activities with groups of any age.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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