* Bachelor's degree in related field.
* Certified as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist or Certified as an Activity Director (ADC) by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.
* Valid NJ Driver's License, Registration and Insurance required.
* Minimum 2 year working with a frail or elderly population required.
* Minimum 2 years in a patient activities program within a health care setting required.
The PACE LIFE Recreational Therapist participates as a member of the care team by assessing the needs, interests and capabilities of participants and develops individualized therapeutic recreation plans. This position also plans organizes, directs and participates in comprehensive therapeutic recreation programs tailored to the general and individualized needs and limitations of frail elderly program participants. This position may also provide leadership and support to staff.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in related field.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist or Certified as an Activity Director (ADC) by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.
Valid NJ Driver's License, Registration and Insurance required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 year working with a frail or elderly population required.
Minimum 2 years in a patient activities program within a health care setting required. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
This positon must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team model, interfacing and collaborating with a wide range of clinical and social services disciplines who work together to manage the PACE participants' care. The work setting is in an Adult Day Health Center and primary care clinic environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperatures.
This position also requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Incumbents sust be able to communicate with all staff, vendors, and clients. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination; the ability to use department equipment. This position also requires lifting/carrying up to 65lbs.and pushing or pulling 150lbs.using appropriate body mechanics and equipment, with reasonable accommodation if needed.
This positions reports to department leadership and supervises incumbents as assigned.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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