Activities Therapy Technicians are assigned support functions in the evaluation, therapeutic programming, clinical treatment, and assessment of patients receiving the services of a therapist, including assisting in the implementation of the treatment plan according to the therapist’s specifications; instructing patients in the proper use of tools and equipment; providing for the procurement and maintenance of supplies and equipment; and providing direction and encouragement to patients in a mental health, intellectual disabilities, rehabilitation and restoration, or related health care setting.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Nevada State Veterans Home located in Boulder City, Nevada is recruiting for an Activities Therapy Technician 1. Incumbents assist in the implementation of the treatment plans and provide direction and encouragement to residents in a health care setting; assist residents to and from activity areas; conduct daily activities for residents with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities according to established treatment objectives; instruct and guide residents in the completion of activities or exercise; observe residents’ behavior and physical condition; and provide materials for sensory, mental, social and spiritual interventions. Incumbents monitor resident performance during activities; monitor attendance and activity tolerances and provide detailed documentation regarding residents’ care plan; and assists in resident outings which include special adaptations per resident’s needs. Qualifying experience in a Long-Term Care setting preferred. This is a 24-hour facility; therefore, applicants may be required to work shift work, which includes holidays, evenings and weekends.