DATE POSTED: August 03, 2023 ***Updated on December 27, 2023***
JOB STATUS:  Permanent | Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
SALARY: $4,349 per month | HE06 | BU10
LOCATION: This position is located in the Recreational Therapy department at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), SMMH, and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, Urgent Care at Po’ipū, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of this public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The Recreational Therapy department is part of Kaua’i Region’s multi-disciplinary team and provides an appropriate therapeutic recreation program to maintain the physical and mental health of patients and to assist patients with achieving their physical and mental rehabilitation goals.
The full performing Recreational Aide is primarily responsible to provide supportive, therapeutic, and recreational activities to patients/residents of HHSC Kaua’i Region.  The position may be required to work on shifts, including evenings, and weekends and holidays and may require travel on a regular basis to other facilities within the Kaua’i region facilities as assigned. The position directly reports to the Recreational Therapist V, position number 33443, or its designee.
  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
  • Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Licensure: Current, valid State of Hawai’i Type 3 Driver’s License.

Certification: Current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Workers issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the time of appointment.

Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities:  One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience in a recreational care program/setting which involved receiving on-the-job training in performing a variety of basic recreational therapy practices and techniques.  Such experience must have demonstrated basic knowledge of recreational treatment plans and leisure-time activities; normal human growth and development; and the ability to adhere to orders and independently carry out simple recreational activities and therapeutic treatment plans; communicate and deal effectively with patients/residents and their families; and work effectively with others.

Desirable Qualifications: Possess or be able to obtain a Public Utilities Carrier license.


Applicants must meet the health and physical requirements deemed necessary to effectively and safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


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