Activity Therapist

Job ID: 298577 Posted: 2019/10/21 Position Type: Part-time
Category: Activities City: Kearny, NJ Location: Alaris Health at Kearny


Job Information:

Alaris Health at Kearny, a 120 bed-skilled nursing Center in Kearny, New Jersey, seeks a recreation therapist to work with residents to prevent regression, maintain development and/or restorations of self-care through an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.  Above all, to ensure that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere that recognizes each individual’s needs and rights.

  • assisting in planning and promoting recreation based on individualized needs and interests and encouraging participation and engagement
  • visiting bed-bound residents and non-participants and providing appropriate recreation services for them
  • assisting with the daily radio program, monthly newsletter and recreation calendar
  • assisting with volunteer program/appreciation set-up, admission assessments, clinical responsibilities and community interaction programs

and above all, ensuring that residents and families receive the highest quality  of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere that recognizes each individual’s needs and rights

Job Requirements:
  • Enrolled in college classes or completed a degree in a healthcare field: Recreation Therapy, Art/Music Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, or Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Nursing, Health Administration OR
  • Eligible for NCCAP; AAC or ADC Certification or NCTRC; CTRS certification OR have all of the following:
  • A High School Diploma
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with geriatrics or disabled adults
  • Certificate of Completion of the 90 hour MEPAP I/II course
  • Complete a minimum of 10 CEU’s per year
  • Comfortable working both as an individual contributor and part of a larger team
  • Great customer service and interpersonal skills
About Alaris: Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. From 5 Star Quality ratings to a dedicated and caring staff, resident care and satisfaction is always on the top of our Member Health Centers’ priority list!

Today, Alaris Member Health Centers are setting new standards in quality, service and innovation. Using their innovative focus, Alaris Member Health Centers will continue to lead the way in an evolving health care environment. Our Member Health Centers always make sure their residents are being treated with the most advanced care and are provided with an ever-increasing range of services and care options.