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Community Recreation Assistant

Req #: 30870
Category: No Category Assigned
Status: Per Diem
Shift: See Job Summary Details
Facility: Children's Specialized Hosp
Camps Mtn, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092

Children s Specialized Hospital is the nation s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.

Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians, therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our help reaches their fullest potential.

At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist or Recreational Therapist, assists in provision of community recreation programs for children with disabilities. These programs may include but are not limited to adaptive aquatics, martial arts, camps, and Friday Night Fever.
Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of childhood development, physical & developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is able to apply it in daily practice.
  • Cleans departmental equipment and organizes supplies as designated in the competency expectations, following established timelines, taking initiative to organize and clean other areas when needed.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of general supplies and equipment as designated in competency expectations, ordering supplies in an accurate timely manner.
  • Assists department staff in planning and implementation of programs & special events.
  • Communicates effectively with participants, families, volunteers, and staff.
  • Orients and supervises assigned volunteers and community groups according to hospital policy.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate overall participant level of functioning to determine appropriate activities and adaptations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department.
  • Assists with coordination of programs including phone calls, data entry, and other office tasks.
Formal Education and Job-Related Experience
*Previous work experience with children with special needs or previous experience with children.

AHA BLS Provider Certification required

Education and Experience - Additional Comments
*Ability to plan activities and adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative and judgment in performance of duties.
Job Specific Contacts
*Direct contact with patients, families, other therapists, nursing staff and volunteers.
Physical Demands
*Physical stamina for lifting and therapeutic handling of patients.
Working Environment - Additional Comments
*Therapy areas, community settings, nursing units.

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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