Director of Recreation Therapy

Director of Recreation Therapy

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home

The purpose of the Director of Recreation Therapy is to provide a strong, well-organized recreation program to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of the residents seven (7) days a week taking into account the individual resident’s special physical or age-related needs. To develop programming to stimulate individual interests in meaningful activities.  To provide a therapeutic environment for all residents. 

  • Possess a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in therapeutic recreation or a major in recreation with an option in therapeutic recreation.
  • Prefer Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in therapeutic recreation or a major in recreation with an option in therapeutic recreation.
  • Certification as a Recreation Therapist.  Clearance through the New York State Control Register or Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  • Prefer three (3) years experience as a Recreational Therapist.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Federal and State Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation; New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations.

Status:  8:00am – 4:30pm (40 hours)  Hours will fluctuate depending on departmental needs.

Recreation Therapy Aide

Description:  The purpose of this job is: to assist in planning, organizing and implementing the activities pro-gram to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the residents, taking into account the individual resident’s special physical or age-related needs.

Requires:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Employee is trained and prepared to care for the age-specific group served on their assigned unit.
  • Possess clearance through the New York State Control Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  • Must possess current New York State Nurse Aide Certification

Preferred: Possess an AAS degree in human services.

Experience: Possess two (2) or more years experience working on a social level within geriatric population.

 Status:   1:30pm – 8:00pm (25 hours)