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Last updated:

June 2018

June 28, 2018

Dual-Certified CTRS/CCLS-Full Time

Children's Specialized Hospital

Toms River, New Jersey

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges.

Our mission at Children's Specialized Hospital is to be the preeminent provider of specialized healthcare services for infants, children and young adults.

Job Summary 

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic, educational and diversionary recreation services to restore, remediate and/or rehabilitate effects if illness and disability. Through the provision of therapy, programs, resources, and support staff work with patients to encourage the development of satisfying recreational interests and skills for participation in community recreational programs. Also assesses, plans, implements and evaluates child life services to meet the therapeutic, educational and/or diversional needs of the patient, facilitating adjustment to illness, disability, hospitalization and painful procedures 

Essential Job Functions 
* Performs developmentally/functionally appropriate assessment according to standards of practice to determine course of treatment. Plan, implement and evaluates treatment plans. 
* Completes all documentation on time according to hospital and department policies. Goals are written in functional and measurable terms. 
* Conducts individual sessions, team treats, procedural support and patient family teaching in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner. Actively supports principles of pain management. 
* Evaluates Child Life services and makes recommendations to improve patient and program outcomes. 
* Treatment plan reflects collaboration and communication with patient, family and team. Discharge planning involves school re-integration services when appropriate. 
* Develop treatment plans reflecting collaboration and communication with patient, family and team. Provide discharge planning services including the provision of developmental and/or community organizational resources. 
* Develop, coordinate and implement appropriate programming for a variety of age and diagnostic groups, matching development level, interests and abilities. 
* Effectively utilizes and supervises volunteers and visiting groups. 
* Assist with coordinating outpatient recreational programs. Coordinate a minimum of one special event a year. 
* Supervises and/or assists student interns as designated. 
* Assist with personal, department and hospital growth and development through involvement in research, professional organizations and presentations to promote best practice and maintain certification 
* Assist with the coordination of programs and projects enabling the department and hospital to meet the mission and meet or exceed their goals. 


 * Maintain recreation areas, equipment, storage and supplies in a safe efficient manner.

Dual Certified is required - CTRS & CCLS

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience 

* Ability to plan activities and adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative and professional judgment in performance of duties. Member of ATRA or NTRS preferred 


* NCTRC Certified or eligible. Child Life Certification. AHA BLS Provider Certification required. 


* NJ State Driver’s License 

Education and Experience

* Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation with rehabilitation or therapeutic recreation emphasis, from an accredited program. Completion of a pediatric affiliation or work experience with pediatrics in both Child Life and Recreation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

    CSH offers a competitive salary, dynamic work atmosphere, and a comprehensive benefits package.


    For immediate consideration, please apply online


    April 16, 2018


    Recreational Therapist

    Part-time: Days/Evenings


    Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center
    601 St. John St.
    Allentown, PA 18103



    Provide Recreational Therapy for residents in long term care residential facility. Residents have significant physical dysfunction as well as cognitive and/or mental health impairments.  Promote optimal development of recreation/leisure pursuits and quality of life through planning and administration of therapeutic recreation services.  Candidates must demonstrate a positive outlook, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work with a team of dedicated professionals.



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