productive and fun place to work with several growth opportunities,
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Former Employee) – Longmont, CO – January 5, 2017
As a therapeutic recreation specialist, I was able to develop, run and execute programs that met the needs of all those who participated. I got to know residents and their families, through interacting with them, as well as filing out in-patient surveys.
A typical day included preparing what activities I will be running that day, inviting residents to the activities and adapt that activity to meet each individual participant for full enjoyment of the activity. I would meet with individual residents 1 on 1, to figure out their individual activity needs. From these activities, I learned how to quickly think on my feet to adapt the activity, and work with all personalities.
My co-workers were fun and easy to get along with, We helped each other with activities and coming up with different ideas for activities that changed things up.
The hardest part of the job was, watching people I enjoyed pass away. I got to know several of them on a personal level, they became like family, and watching them decline was hard.
The best part of my job was seeing people laugh and have a good time, knowing that I had something to do with it. Taking residents on outings so see Christmas lights, shopping or the fall colors in the mountains.
Working in a fun filled environment, great benefits and hours., and close to home.
Salary was hard to live off of, had to find a part-time job to make ends meet.