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Division of Veterans Services

821 21st Ave
Lewiston, ID


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Recreation Assistant (CNA)

Recreation Assistant

Division of Veterans Services

Open for Recruitment: January 10, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Announcement # 07613029733
Salary Range: $11.00 per hour

Location(s): Lewiston

Division of Veterans Services - Caring for America's Heroes

The Veterans Home in Lewiston is currently recruiting to fill a part time Recreation Assistant.  The successful candidate will work 19 hours per week.

Incumbents often deal with residents who are confused, disoriented, and may be hostile or aggressive. They are also required to assist with the lifting and transferring of adults.




  • Implements recreational activities and provides personal nursing care to residents in long-term care.
  • Informs nursing staff of daily observations regarding residents irregular behavior; attends shift report; follows nursing treatment plans regarding lifting, transferring, feeding, and toileting.
  • Participates in developing individualized activity plans for Veterans Home residents and carries them out with the residents.
  • Monitors and records residents' participation, responses, and progress; completes monthly activity flow sheet for each resident assuring activity plan goals are being met.
  • Works with and guides volunteers assisting with group and one-to-one recreational activities.
  • Assists in preparing residents for outings; drives bus or van to transport residents to community events and accompanies residents to monitor their safety and participation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience providing or assisting with recreational activities in a long-term care facility.
  • Experience observing and recording changes in residents' behavior and documenting progress toward treatment goals.
  • Valid driver's license.


Checklist. You will receive a score based on your responses. All responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available immediately online when you complete and submit your exam.

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen).

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select Division of Veterans Services under "Agencies," part time" under "Job Type/Shift," and "Lewiston" under "Cities."


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.