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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:

December 11, 2017

 

December 11, 2017


Part-Time Recreation Therapy/Child Life Assistant

Children's Specialized Hospital

Mountainside, NJ 

 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist or Recreational Therapist, plans and implements diversional recreation services to assist with alleviating the affects of hospitalization and|or improve quality of life. Maintains program areas and supplies. Essential Job Functions * Demonstrates knowledge of developmental and diagnosis and is able to apply it in daily practice. * Cleans departmental equipment and organizes closets as designated in the competency expectations, following established timelines, taking initiative to organize and clean other areas when needed. * Monitors and maintains inventory of general supplies and equipment as designated in competency expectations, ordering supplies in an accurate timely manner. * Assists department staff in planning and implementation of therapy groups, special events and community trips. * Communicates effectively with patients, families and staff. * Orients and supervises assigned volunteers and community groups according to hospital policy. * Ability to assess and evaluate overall patient level of functioning to determine appropriate activities and adaptations. * Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department * Maintains a safe environment for patient care activities * In LTC programs, completes required documentation on day of service * Implements diversional recreation activities|opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities

 

Requirements

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience * Higher Education preferred. Previous work experience with children with special needs or previous experience with children. Certification * AHA BLS Provider Certification required. License * Valid drivers license required. Education and Experience - Additional Comments * Ability to plan activities and adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative and judgment in performance of duties. Flexibility related to scheduled hours each week is required to meet patient needs. Experience working with challenging behaviors is preferred.

 

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PD Recreation Therapy/Child Life Assistant

Children's Specialized Hospital

Toms River, NJ

 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist or Recreational Therapist, plans and implements diversional recreation services to assist with alleviating the affects of hospitalization and|or improve quality of life. Maintains program areas and supplies.

Essential Job Functions

* Demonstrates knowledge of developmental and diagnosis and is able to apply it in daily practice. * Cleans departmental equipment and organizes closets as designated in the competency expectations, following established timelines, taking initiative to organize and clean other areas when needed.

* Monitors and maintains inventory of general supplies and equipment as designated in competency expectations, ordering supplies in an accurate timely manner.

* Assists department staff in planning and implementation of therapy groups, special events and community trips.

* Communicates effectively with patients, families and staff.

* Orients and supervises assigned volunteers and community groups according to hospital policy.

* Ability to assess and evaluate overall patient level of functioning to determine appropriate activities and adaptations.

* Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department

* Maintains a safe environment for patient care activities

* In LTC programs, completes required documentation on day of service

*Implements diversional recreation activities|opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities

Requirement    

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience

* Higher Education preferred. Previous work experience with children with special needs or previous experience with children.

Certification

* AHA BLS Provider Certification required.

License

* Valid drivers license required.

Education and Experience -

 

Additional Comments

* Ability to plan activities and adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative and judgment in performance of duties. Flexibility related to scheduled hours each week is required to meet patient needs. Ability to effectively use American Sign Language to communicate is preferred. Experience working with challenging behaviors is preferred.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

 

October 16, 2017

 

Recreation Therapist

ReMed Recovery Care Centers

Montgomery County in MD


Job Title & Description:
Join the excitement of a dynamic company committed to providing exceptional neurological rehabilitation to adults with brain injury!  ReMed is a growing organization dedicated to excellence, honesty and ethics in the treatment of our clients and each other.  For 33 years, we’ve developed programs to meet the diverse needs of clients with moderate to severe acquired and traumatic brain injuries.  We provide treatment for post-concussion syndrome, stroke, memory loss, neurobehavioral issues and accident or sports-related head injuries.  Our CARF accredited, post acute residential, vocational and outpatient programs are offered in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions of Pennsylvania, as well as Maryland and New Jersey.

We are actively searching for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to work with adults with traumatic brain injury at our supported living residential program in Montgomery County.  The Therapist will also be a part of the treatment team at our outpatient clinic in Howard County to provide home and community services in the area.  This full-time role assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recreational program, which includes both group and individual activities in the residence and the community.  This role oversees the individual recreational programs of assigned clients; completes initial assessments, monitors monthly progress, and prepares all necessary discharge plans.  The Therapist also provides minimum to maximum assistance and/or supervision to promote clients’ success in daily living tasks and vocational pursuits, in addition to recreation activities.

Requirements for the position include:
•    A bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, or related field.
•    C.T.R.S. certification is preferred.
•    Experience/willingness to facilitate recreational activities in the residence and community.
•    Excellent planning, writing, organizational and time management skills.
•    The ability to communicate with families, professionals and coworkers.
•    The ability to demonstrate positive client interaction skills is essential.
•    A valid driver's license, insurance and responsible driving behaviors must be maintained.

The schedule will be Sunday through Thursday, to include a combination of day and evening shifts.

Candidates must be willing to attend a full-time 3-4 day paid training at our administrative office in Paoli, PA within the first two months of employment. The Therapist will also spend time in our Philadelphia area programs to receive specific training for their role, as needed.


How to apply:
Send an email to hr@remed.com with a cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

 

 

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