Job Description

Richmond Center is hiring a Recreational Aide to work with residents at their neural behavioral program in Staten Island, NY.


leading a variety of activities such as games, discussion, arts/crafts, computer, etc. with residents in groups (large and small) and individual settings

Prepare room and use any equipment needed for recreational activities, i.e., tables, chairs DVD player, stereo, microphone, iPad/tablet… Assure the room is set to order after the activity conclusion

Store and properly maintain all equipment and supplies

Decorate for seasonal holidays and special events/activities

Contribute ideas for recreational programming

Assist in adapting activities and equipment in order to meet the needs of the residents

Transport/Escort residents to and from activities

Assist if assigned, in arranging trips, outdoor activities/entertainment, contact with community groups…

Assist in transporting residents to and from trips, community outings, and activities in accordance with departmental policies,

Document residents’ participation in their records, and other documentation as needed.


  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide programs according to residents’ needs/interests

  • Must demonstrate an ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents with cognitive, mental, and neurological disabilities, as well as other staff, family members, visitors, government agencies personnel, and the general public.

  • Must have empathy, and enthusiasm, be creative, willing to learn, and seek new methods to lead interesting, meaningful activities/ programs.

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday

  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility, which include a medial and physical examination

About us:

Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 372-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in the borough of Staten Island. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his/her individuality. Our staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. Richmond Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care consortium.

Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V

Application Instructions

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