Bergen Regional Medical Center RECREATION THERAPY AIDE in United States


JOB SUMMARY: Conducts activity/recreation groups and individual interventions to Long Term Care residents on inpatientunits as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Provides recreational activities determined by Director/Assistant Director to be pertinent to resident population. Makes recommendations to include on monthly activities calendar.

Leads programs utilizing activity zones or parallel programming concepts to meet the needs of all residents in the assigned area.

Provides appropriate individual resident interventions in group activities and in unit milieu.

Responsible for activity area (i.e., unit day room, cafeteria, auditorium) set-up including moving tables, chairs, and other furniture/equipment to create the optimal environment for recreation programs as determined by department Director/Assistant Director.

Documents resident attendance in programs in established attendance records.

Assists with coordination of community trips for residents.

Assists with transporting residents to and from scheduled activities.

Assists in printing large wall calendars and hanging monthly calendars in designated areas.

Resident care responsibilities are delivered with a knowledge of resident growth and development and are appropriate to the ages of those served.

Responsible for creating a homelike environment and decorating for seasonal and holiday observances.

May assist residents during mealtime.

Assists in preparing for special events (e.g., parties, trips).


High school graduation or equivalent.

1 year experience in a Long Term Care setting preferred.

Practical skill set in crafts, recreation/sports.

Second language useful.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED certification required.

Requisition Number: 16-0898

Post Date: 11/21/2016


Division: Professional Care

Employee Type: Part Time Day

Work Hours: 8.0