Recreation Therapy Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Recreation Therapy Associate-1701769

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Position Summary: At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Recreational Therapy Associates are valuable members of our team. They provide regular contact with the residents through 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 the residents. 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 resident response to program inclusion and resident safety. Interface with other team members towards comprehensive resident care. Document on 60-bed unit. Monitor all documentation in a timely manner. Complete applicable sections of MDS as it pertains to Therapeutic Recreation. Attend community outings. 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. Certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (CTRS). 2 years' experience in a long-term care setting. MDS knowledge. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of care plans, 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.
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 AT Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
Official Job Title: Teaching Hospital Recreational Therapy Associate
Job Field: Therapeutic Recreation
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Therapeutic Recreation-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Full-time Variable VaryTherapeutic Recreation-Long Island State Veterans Home
Posting Start Date: Jun 12, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 12, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL2


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