Career Opportunities

 Job listings are posted and promoted here 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.

Current Job Listings
Updated 11/19/22

*Please complete the job posting form if your facility or unit is seeking a CTRS or Recreation staff!*

 

Recreation Therapist

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Pediatric Long-Term Care

150 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ

 

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 recreational programs.

Essential Job Functions

Evenings and weekends required
Performs developmentally|functionally appropriate assessment according to standards of practice to determine the 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.
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 levels, 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 the personal, department, and hospital growth and development through involvement in research, professional organizations, and presentations to promote best practices 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.

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 judgment in the performance of duties. Member of NTRS or ATRA preferred.

Certification
* NCTRC Certification. AHA BLS Provider Certification required.

License
* NJ State Drivers License.

Education and Experience – Additional Comments
* Bachelors Degree in Recreation, with rehabilitation or therapeutic recreation emphasis, from an accredited program. Completion of a pediatric affiliation or work experience with pediatrics.

For more information about the position and where to apply, please click this link.

 

Community Programs Coordinator

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Community Recreation Programs

150 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ

 

Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Programs, the Community Programs Coordinator will assist with the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of activities, special events, and programs within the community. Work with staff to provide appropriate adaptations and support for participants as needed within capabilities. Evaluate and support staff for individual and departmental growth and programmatic quality improvement. Establish opportunities to generate awareness and promote the Community Recreation programs and Safe Kids Union County/Safe Kids New Jersey. Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with outside organizations through program advocacy, public speaking, and increasing public knowledge of the available programs to children and adolescents of all abilities. Flexible hours are dependent upon programs and community events.

Essential Job Functions

• Complete daily office tasks including but not limited to program/staff schedules, monitoring program enrollment and reviewing program interest

surveys with the department manager for new program expansion

opportunities.

• Marketing for new and existing program promotion/enrollment, including but not limited to internal and external public speaking events, and phone calls for increased appropriate referrals.

• Assist families with appropriate program placement and/or registration questions.

• Identify volunteer needs for all programs. Coordinate schedules, conduct department-specific orientation/training and volunteer recruitment as needed according to hospital/department policy. Works in collaboration with Volunteer Services Department for program needs.

• Initiate, coordinate and attend public speaking/promotional opportunities at outside organizations, schools, universities, and public facilities for partnership development and program expansion.

• Provide instruction/assistance in various community programs per staffing needs.

• Provide assistance/support to day and residential Camp Coordinators regarding facility maintenance, scheduling, and any other needs that arise to allow programs to continue without interruption and adequate staffing.

• Establish and maintain relationships with local community agencies for collaborative and referral opportunities, fundraising events, league schedules/coordination and specialty program partnerships.

• Equipment and facility maintenance including but not limited to membership status, registration numbers, inventory management and purchase requisitions.

• Collaborate with Manager for budgetary needs including pricing agreements for rentals/leagues/partnerships, completing check requests and completing invoices for contract staff.

• Responsible for managing social media accounts, including posting information about events and programs. Includes communicating with CSH Marketing Department for hospital-wide social media stories and posts.

• Assists with Safe Kids Union County coalition events, coalition meetings and community outreach opportunities. Includes contacting local agencies for collaboration, organizing and running events, assisting with grant application and monitoring completion of grant requirements. Work in collaboration with manager/coalition leader.

• Oversee fieldwork students for both Safe Kids/public health and Recreational Therapy. Complete interviews, orientation, review assignments and overall performance.

• Review, revise and implement departmental policies and procedures in collaboration with Manager.

• Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department.

Formal Education and JobRelated

Experience

• Previous work experience with children and young adults of all abilities.

• Previous experience with sports, specifically adapted sports, is a plus.

• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

• Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, virtual meeting platforms and comfort with advanced technology use.

• Must have strong time management skills, excellent interpersonal skills to work with a variety of team members and community personnel, and ability to take initiative to explore new opportunities.

• Bilingual preferred

Certification

• AHA BLS Provider certification required.

• NCTRC certification, or eligibility, preferred.

• Child Passenger Safety Technician preferred.

• Water Safety Instructor certification or Adapted Aquatics Instructor certification perferred.

• Certified Inclusivity Assessor certification preferred.

License

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

For more information and how to apply, please click this link.

 

Community Recreation Therapist

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Community Recreation Programs

150 New Providence Rd Mountainside, NJ

 

Job Summary

Collaborates with the Community Recreation Coordinator to assist with coordinating and instructing adapted recreation programs for children with special needs in the community. These programs include but are not limited to aquatics, martial arts, camps and Friday Night Fever activities. Responsibilities include instructing classes, coordination of volunteers, assisting with registrations and set up of programs. Works closely with foundation to secure grant| donation funding and serves as liaison to community to assess needs for additional services.

Essential Job Functions

Performs developmentally|functionally appropriate assessment according to standards of practice to determine course of treatment. Plan, implement and evaluates treatment plans.

When applicable, completes all documentation on time according to hospital and department policies. Goals are written in functional and measurable terms.

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.

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.

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience  

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation from an accredited program, with a therapeutic recreation emphasis. Ability to plan activities and to adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative, and judgment in performance of duties. Member of ATRA preferred. Completion of a pediatric affiliation or work experience with pediatrics.

NCTRC Certification or eligible. Water Safety Instructor Certification. AHA BLS Provider Certification required.    

NJ State Drivers License.

For more information and to apply for this position, please click this link

 

 

Senior Recreation Coordinator

Parker at Stonegate

443 River Road, Highland Park. NJ

Full-Time Position

The area’s highest quality nursing care residence provides a warm and compassionate home-like community – Excellent benefits include generous (optional) medical, dental, and vision plans, 25 paid days off, a pension plan, an annual bonus, and a free meal for every shift worked – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday including every other weekend – The Senior Recreation Coordinator will provide activities of a physical, mental and spiritual nature tailored to the individual abilities, needs and desires of those we serve in order to enable them to enjoy the highest quality of life.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. or B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, Creative Arts Therapy, or in related field preferred; minimum requirement: ADC or CTRS
Minimum two years experience in long-term care and/or dementia care preferred.
A current driver’s license in good standing is required.
A commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement is required within six months of employment.
Calendar creation and development of at least 9 months are required. 
Full vaccination including booster (as eligible) required or receive an exemption prior to employment.

How to Apply: To view all job openings, visit our website at https://www.parkerlife.org/job-opportunities

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Recreation Coordinator

Parker at Monroe

395 Schoolhouse Rd, Monroe, NJ

Full-Time Position

Job Title & Description: $23 hourly The area’s highest quality nursing care residence providing a warm and compassionate homelike environment in a beautiful state-of-the-art-building –  Excellent benefits including 25 paid days off, generous medical/dental/vision plans, pension plan, annual bonus, free meal with every shift worked,  8:00am – 4:00pm including every other weekend – The Recreation Coordinator will provide activities of  a physical, mental and spiritual nature tailored to the individual abilities, needs and desires of the residents in order to enable them to enjoy the highest quality of life.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. or B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, Creative Arts Therapy or in related field preferred; be certified or eligible for certification as an Activity Director Certified –  ADC.
Minimum two years’ experience in long term care and/or dementia care preferred.
Current driver’s license in good standing required.
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement required within six months of employment.
Full vaccination including booster (as eligible) required or receive an exemption prior to employment.
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