Providence Health & Services Recreation Assistant in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Recreation Assistant (0.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Please note that this is an on-call position. It is primarily used to cover time off and special events. The schedule for this position can range between 7:30AM and 5:00PM and does include weekends. The department also holds special events that can be scheduled as late as 7:00PM.

In this position you will:

  • Assist with one-on-one program activities at regular intervals as assigned.

  • Conduct client assessments to determine interests and hobbies and documents each client’s participation on progress flow sheet. Understand the individual care plan and focus on the objectives during groups.

  • Plan and implement group and individual activities during main program hours.

  • Assist with keeping activity locations adequately stocked with one-on-one supplies and equipment.

  • Work with volunteers assigned to the recreation department.

  • Assist in Community outings.

  • Maintain bulletin boards with themes or changes as needed to reflect current events.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED).

  • A valid Washington State Food Handler's Card required within 30 days of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and have access to daily use of an insured reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites.

  • 21 years of age or older.

  • 6 months experience working with a diverse population, with physical and cognitive disabilities, in a skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or Alzheimer center.

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington serves people of all ages and faiths. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home in “neighborhoods” and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 192789