Stony Brook University Recreation Therapy Associate in Stony Brook, New York

Recreation Therapy Associate

Description

Position Summary:

At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Recreational Therapy Associates are valuable members of our team. They provide regular contact with theresidents & registrantsthrough individual and group activities. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the department in providing programming that meets the intellectual, emotional and social needs of theresidents & registrants.

This position is a per diem position that will take place in our Adult Day Health Care Program.

Duties of a Recreational Therapy Associate may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Establish a functional recreation program with a therapeutic approach.

  • Promote, plan and carry out full recreation programs.

  • Monitor and evaluate registrant response to program inclusion and resident safety.

  • Interface with other team members towards comprehensive registrant care.

  • Monitor all documentation in a timely manner.

  • Maintain supply inventory.

  • Supervise volunteers.

  • Attend Corporate Compliance training and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Corporate Compliance Program. Promote, plan and carry out full recreation programs.Monitor and evaluateregistrantresponse to program inclusion and resident safety.Interface with other team members towards comprehensive registrant care.Monitor all documentation in a timely manner.Maintain supply inventory.Supervise volunteers.Attend Corporate Compliance training and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Corporate Compliance Program.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, as well as weather related situations.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Music Therapy. Certified either by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (CTRS), Registered Music Therapist (RMT), or Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), or CTRS eligible.

Preferred Qualifications:

Geriatric experience. Knowledge of care plans, MDS, current regulations and specialized skills.

Special Notes: The Long Island State Veterans Home is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25 acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date , the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation; submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s), if applicable. Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The Long Island State Veterans Home , located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot adult day health care program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and widows, as well as Gold Star parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative, and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's Heroes every day.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AThttp://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Field: Therapeutic Recreation

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Teaching Hospital Recreational Therapy Associate

Department/Hiring Area: Adult Day Health Care

Long Island State Veterans Home

Schedule: Per Diem

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Aug 22, 2018

Posting End Date: Ongoing

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: SL2

Req ID: 1802277