Recreation Therapist

Career Details:

Type: Recreation / Activities

Hours: Regular Full-Time

Shift: Varies

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: 1 to 2 per month

Location: Nottingham

City: Jamesville

Openings: 1

Overview: 

The Recreation Therapist develops and implements recreational programs for residents, with a goal of encouraging the elders to live with purpose, wholeness, and dignity. The Recreation Therapist will be responsible for using recreation modalities such as fitness, intellectual pursuits, and social programs to develop and use leisure in ways that enhance health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field.
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a therapeutic recreation or similar role preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in recreation therapy program design.
  • Knowledge of adult care facilities and applicable regulations desired.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, residents, and families from diverse backgrounds who may have physical, sensory and mental impairments.
  • Valid and unrestricted driver’s license.
Responsibilities: 
  • Develops and implements programs to meet resident’s physical, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs and interests.
  • Organizes, coordinates and assists residents on outings to restaurants, cultural events, concerts, etc.
  • Uses strong leadership skills to motivate and empower others, to inspire, and create an environment that fosters choice and personal well-being.
  • Uses collaboration skills and teamwork to coordinate with other departments on special events.
  • Works flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Assesses past, current and desired interests, to target programs that nurture and celebrate one’s personhood as part of Person Centered Care Programming.
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