Virginia Health Services
  • Gloucester, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center with Virginia Health Services is hiring a Recreational Specialist in Hampton, VA. This is a Full Time position. Memory Care Experience Preferred

The Recreational Specialist has the following responsibilities:

  • Encouraging and facilitating individual activity preferences.
  • Planning and encouraging social interaction through individual and group activities.
  • Coordinating and providing one to one visitation for those residents in need.
  • Maintaining complete records of resident activities.
  • Evaluating and documenting problems, goals, approaches, and results on residents care plan.
  • Completing activity assessments, interviews, MDS's, and care plans as directed.
  • Supervising volunteer activity.
  • Driving company bus for resident outings.
  • Helping prepare newsletter, calendars, photo albums, etc. as directed.
  • Committee responsibilities as assigned.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy preferred or other qualifying academic credentials.
  • Prefer two years experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a resident activities program in a health care setting.
  • Current registration as Therapeutic Recreation Specialist optional.
  • Valid Driver's License in good standing.
  • Computer knowledge and typing skills.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret information.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials.

Why join Virginia Health Services?

Locally owned and operated for over 50 years, Virginia Health Services seeks kind and compassionate employees to join our family-like team. We take pride in delivering outstanding long-term care nursing services to our friends and neighbors in this community, just as we would want for our own family members. Likewise, we believe in supporting our staff with opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement, as well as providing excellent benefits!

Recognizing you have many options; VHS offers many perks to being part of our team!

  • Rewarding & meaningful relationships with our residents and other mission-minded coworkers.
  • Competitive pay rates including higher entry-level salaries among major local health care providers.
  • Most full and part time employees are eligible for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health and Dental Insurance Programs.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days to eligible full and part-time employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with an employee contribution annual basis.
  • Tuition reimbursement is available to qualified staff who further their job-related education.
  • State-of-the-art, Employment, Enrichment and Education Center to provide hands-on opportunities for training and development of our team!

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Virginia Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. We are a drug free workplace.

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