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NJ/EPA TRA uses this page to promote job openings in the Therapeutic Recreation field. Job listings are posted and promoted to help fill the opening with the most qualified professional in order to best serve and protect consumers. As a professional association we encourage recruiters and agencies to develop job descriptions for Recreational Therapists that require the CTRS credential through NCTRC.
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Last updated:

August 2018

August 23, 2018

Recreation Therapist

Department of Veteran Affairs

Seattle, Washington 

 

This position is located at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Service at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, in Seattle, WA. The purpose of the Spinal Cord Injury Service is to provide care and rehabilitation to those Veterans who have incurred spinal cord injuries. The SCI recreation therapist provides recreation therapy treatment interventions to accomplish the service purpose. The primary function of this position is direct patient care for SCI.

 

For more information, please click here.

*This position is currently open to Internal VA employees, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist

Children's Specialized Hospital

Toms River, NJ

 

Dual Certified required - CTRS & CCLS

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|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.


Requirements

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 

Certification 

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


License 

* NJ State Driver’s License 

Education and Experience - Additional Comments 

* 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.
 

 

For more information about this position and to apply,

please click here.

 

July 23, 2018

Assistant Recreation Director

Genesis Healthcare

Locations: Sanatoga Court
Pottstown, Pennsylvania


Job Title & Description:
The position is a 40 hours per week, please click on the link listed below to review the job description. The Sanatoga Court is part of the Sanatoga Campus. The Sanatoga Court is an Assisted Living that has 70 beds, 28 of which are located in a Memory Care unit. The other building on the campus is the Sanatoga Center which is a 130 bed long term care and short term rehabilitation facility. The Recreation Supervisor will collaborate with the Recreation Director of the campus whose office is within the Center. Eligible for health benefits and paid time off begins to accrue 60 days after hire. 

Job Description: Please click on this link for more information.

How to apply:
Thank you for your interest, please email Johanna.Applegate@genesishcc.com with any questions you may have in regards to open position.


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. 

Requirements

 * 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 

Certification 

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


License 

* 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.


 

 

How to apply:

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