Recreation Therapist - CTRS

Career Details:

Type: Recreation / Activities

Hours: Regular Full-Time

Shift: First

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: Every other 5-6 weeks

Location: Loretto Health & Rehabilitation

City: Syracuse

Openings: 1

Overview: 

The Recreation Therapist plans, facilitates and implements group and individual recreation programs, which address physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, sensorial and affective needs of residents. The Recreation Therapist plans and delivers services in accordance with residents’ plan of care and any pertinent third party agency regulations. Also participates as active member of interdisciplinary team, completing assessments and providing input to resident care plans.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • NCTRC Certification (CTRS) or eligibility required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a therapeutic recreation or similar role preferred.
  • Knowledge regarding working with people who have dementia.
  • Current knowledge of best practices in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Knowledge of skilled nursing facilities and applicable regulations desired.
Responsibilities: 
  • Plans and coordinates a program of activities for assigned residents/participants based upon individual and group interest, needs, and capabilities.
  • Organizes and leads group and individual recreation programs according to the resident/participant's plan of care. Maintains current knowledge of all medical contraindications to ensure resident's well-being.
  • Participates in resident outings.
  • Markets and communicates all events and activities to promote awareness of the service offerings to individual residents, staff, volunteers and families. Distributes weekly and monthly newsletters, calendar and bulletin board postings. Provides information and education as needed.
  • Renders all services using a Person First centered approach.
  • Promotes a home-like environment by providing decorations, i.e. bulletin boards, lounge and hallway decorations to depict seasonal changes, etc.
  • Promotes and role models the mission, values, vision and strategic goals of Loretto in all interactions with staff, peers, residents, family members, vendors and visitors. Treats people with dignity, professionalism and kindness.
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