Title:  Therapeutic Activities Aide

Application Deadline Date:  05/30/2024
Req ID:  49890
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.37


The Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH) is seeking to hire a full-time Therapeutic Activities Aide for a position within their Activities Division. This position will be responsible for setting up and leading a variety of recreational programs for the residents of the VVH. In additional to facilitating daily groups and providing one to one activity sessions with residents, you 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.


The hours for this position are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and will include working every other weekend and some holidays. This is a unique opportunity that requires collaboration and coordinating with other departments of the VVH.

Who May Apply

This position, Therapeutic Activities Aide (#49890), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Marjorie LaFountain at marjorie.lafountain@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
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.

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.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:


  •     80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  •     Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  •     State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  •     Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  •     Tuition Reimbursement
  •     Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  •     Low cost group life insurance
  •     Incentive-based Wellness Program
  •     Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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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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