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Casa Promesa

Therapeutic Recreation Director  Bronx, NY  : 10/27/2021
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Job Category:

Casa Promesa

Position Type:

Full Time


The Therapeutic Recreation Director (TRD) will plan, coordinate and facilitate recreational programs of social and creative activities for residents, performed in cooperation with residents, staff, and community sources. 

*All candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                     
  • 1. Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates short and long term programs for residents in the areas of social and recreational activities and cognitive needs in creative arts including but not limited to:
     a) Promotion of music, painting, drawing, art & crafts, exercise, creative writing, reminiscing, reading, gardening, sensory programs, and special programs as they arise such as Holiday parties as well as supporting “Music and Memory,” Facetime and Zoom video calls to families.
     b) Planning, with the input of the Administrator and the Director of Nursing, coordination of Day Trips, special events, and Guest Speakers/Artists.
     c) Coordination with and solicitation of appropriate community resources to promote resident participation in the community and involvement of the community.
  •  2. Participate in Care Planning and MDS completion, admission assessments, discharges & changes of conditions complete quarterly progress notes on a timely basis per MDS regulations in MatrixCare.
     a) Keeps records of resident participation, levels of participation in groups; as well as the involvement in the community by documenting using the EHR.
    Coordinates with other staff members relating to scheduling of events, use of facilities and services and serve on committees as needed.
     c) Understand and support the philosophy and mission of Casa Promesa and Acacia Network Standards.
     d) Conveys a professional, respectful, and caring image.
     e) Abides by Resident's Rights and acts as an advocate whenever possible.
  • f) Coordinating and participating in the handling/delivering of mail, newspapers, and event planning.
  • g) Must ensure compliance of Care Planning and any and all documentation for Department of Health and
  •     Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
  • h) All other duties as assigned by the Administrator.

Education Requirement:  
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Therapy required.
  • CPR/AED certification Required.
  • Training on Resident's Rights, HIV/AIDS, Dementia and Advanced Directives must be completed within 90 days of hire.
  • Certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation is preferred.
  • 1. Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with employees, older adults, and special needs
  •      population.
  • 2-5 years of Assistant Director or Director experience in nursing home environment required
     2. Expertise in Care Planning and MDS documentation requirements.
     3. Ability to work with and motivate people, particularly fragile populations.
     4. Must be able to physically assist transporting residents in wheelchairs to and from
  •     Programs and units.
     5. Must be able to lift, carry up to 30lbs and set up supplies for activities.
     6. Ability to use technology such as: Internet, telephone, Microsoft Word, Outlook, TV,
  •     DVD's, iPod's, iPad's, Facetime/Skype/Zoom. 
  • 7. Assist in Planning, scheduling, and coordinating recreational programs and activities.
  • 8. Knowledge of Sigmacare (MatrixCare) a plus.
     9. Available weekends, Holidays, and evenings as required.
  • 10. Maintains professional appearance.
          11. Must be very energetic, well organized and service oriented. Able to Multi-task and set
  •     priorities
  • 12. Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred.

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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