Loretto Management Corporation

  • Recreation Therapist - PACE

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

    Our PACE CNY Community Day Center in North Syracuse is now hiring for a Recreation Therapist!

    Why work for us? This rewarding job comes with excellent pay and benefits, a career advancement ladder, free employee Health Center care, and more! Join our family which focuses on making the life of our participants and each other joyful and fulfilled!

    Responsibilities

    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.

    • 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.
    • Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation as required by State and Federal regulations, which includes completion of portions of the MDS, EMR/Truchart, care plans, progress notes, initial (annual, quarterly and change of Status) assessments.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related discipline.
    • NCTRC Certification (CTRS) or eligibility to pursue 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.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

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