On the Job
Recreation Workers conduct recreation activities in a variety of facilities. They may organize activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, or other hobbies. Their activities are based on the interest of customers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Gather information in order to provide services to clients.
- Develop plans for programs or services.
- Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.
- Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
- Arrange facility schedules.
- Monitor recreational facility operations.
- Document client health or progress.
- Prepare operational reports or records.
- Evaluate employee performance.
- Administer first aid.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
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