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Rec Therapy| Child Life Asst.

Req #: 30213
Category: No Category Assigned
Status: Per Diem
Shift: See Job Summary Details
Facility: Children's Specialized Hosp
LTC Therapies MTN, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, Ne 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, plans and implements diversional recreation services to assist with alleviating the affects of hospitalization and|or improve quality of life. Maintains program areas and supplies.
Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of developmental and diagnosis and is able to apply it in daily practice.
  • Cleans departmental equipment and organizes closets 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 therapy groups, special events and community trips.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and staff.
  • Orients and supervises assigned volunteers and community groups according to hospital policy.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate overall patient level of functioning to determine appropriate activities and adaptations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department
  • Maintains a safe environment for patient care activities
  • In LTC programs, completes required documentation on day of service
  • Implements diversional recreation activities|opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities
Formal Education and Job-Related Experience
Higher Education preferred. Previous work experience with children with special needs or previous experience with children.
AHA BLS Provider Certification required.
Valid drivers license 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. Flexibility related to scheduled hours each week is required to meet patient needs. Experience working with challenging behaviors is preferred.
Job Specific Contacts
Direct contact with patients, families, other therapists, nursing staff and volunteers.
Physical Demands
Therapy areas, community settings, nursing units.
Working Environment - Additional Comments
Physical stamina for lifting and therapeutic handling of patients.

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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