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JOB OPENING - Activity/Recreation Director New Jersey

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LTC/Sub-Acute Nursing Home in Jersey City (Hudson County), NJ is looking for a new

Director for its Therapeutic Recreation Program.

Director of Therapeutic Recreation - Full Time

M-F 8:30-4:30pm (req. 1 late night per month and approx. 2 weekends per year)



• Reports to Administrator.

• Responsible for management and scheduling of all Recreation staff and volunteers,

including evaluations and training.

• Attend Interdisciplinary, Department, Administrative and Quality Council meetings

as required.

• Must have a high level of resourcefulness and creativity in planning and creating

stimulating recreational programs which meet the various needs of the geriatric


• Knowledge of MS Word necessary to plan and coordinate monthly recreation


• Maintain age-appropriate group and individual programs that foster and encourage

optimum psycho-social functioning, address social, educational, spiritual and

entertainment needs of all residents.

• Responsible for assessments and interviews, client care plans, clinical charting

and other required documentation on one long-term care unit.

• Oversee all necessary departmental documentation for all units.

• Familiarity with MDS 3.0 required.

• Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records preferred.

• Purchase and maintain all department equipment and supplies within budgetary

guidelines including dispersal of petty cash.



BA/BS in Therapeutic Recreation or other related field (preference for the creative

arts therapies) and have at least 2 years of recreation experience in a long-term

care setting. Certification in accordance with the NCCAP - National Certification Council of

Activity Professionals (AP-BC or ADC) or the National Council of Therapeutic

Recreation Certification (CTRS) is preferred.


Please submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements via email to

danielle.braxton@hamiltonpark.com or fax ATTN: Danielle Braxton at 201-653-3074.

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