Loretto Management Corporation

  • Recreation Therapist

    Department
    PACE - 1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First
    Weekends Required?
    No
  • Overview

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

    Responsibilities

    Top Five Duties Specific to this Position:

    • Plans and coordinates a program of activities for assigned participants based upon individual and group interest, needs, and capabilities.
    • Organizes and leads group and individual recreation programs according to the participant's plan of care. Maintains current knowledge of all medical contraindications to ensure participant’s well-being.
    • Participates in participant outings.
    • Markets and communicates all events and activities to promote awareness of the service offerings to individual participants, 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.

    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 Managed Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and their applicable regulations desired.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

    An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

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