Under the direction of the Administrator, plans, directs and supervises the overall operation of the Activities Department. Works within the department and as a part of the Management Team to operationalize the patient care and service goals and objectives established by senior management. Abides and complies with NJ Department of Health and Senior Services state regulations and/or Joint Commission where applicable.
Baccalaureate degree with concentration in therapeutic recreation, psychology, sociology, or related field required.
A combination of education and experience may be substituted for required degree.
Two years’ related experience preferred.
Previous supervisory experience with resident activities in a healthcare setting required and prior experience working with Alzheimer residents preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current certification from the NCCAP (National Certification Council for Activity Professionals) or the NCTR (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation, Inc).
Internal candidates may be in progress and granted up to 1 year to obtain certification if they meet other job and regulatory requirements.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.
Normal office environment with occasional visits to locations across the system and off-site.
Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting - Occasionally
Standing/Walking - Continuously
Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely
Bending/Climbing – Occasionally
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Occasionally
Typing/Filing - Occasionally
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.