Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Position Opening in New Jersey

From Danielle Braxton MA, ATR-BC, AP-BC via the ATRAnet Listserv:

I am leaving my position as Director and wanted to post the position here for anyone interested. Please see all the details and contact information below.

LTC/Sub-Acute Nursing Home in Jersey City, NJ (Hudson County) is looking for a new Director for its Therapeutic Recreation Program.

Director of Therapeutic Recreation - Full Time M-F 8:30-4:30pm (req. 1 late night per month and approx. 2 weekends per

*Reports to Administrator.
*Responsible for management and scheduling of all Recreation staff and volunteers, including evaluations and training.
*Attend Interdisciplinary, Department, Administrative and Quality Council meetings as required.
*Must have a high level of resourcefulness and creativity in planning and creating stimulating recreational programs which meet the various needs of the geriatric population.
*Knowledge of MS Word necessary to plan and coordinate monthly recreation calendars.
*Maintain age-appropriate group and individual programs that foster and encourage optimum psycho-social functioning, address social, educational, spiritual and entertainment needs of all residents.
*Responsible for assessments and interviews, client care plans, clinical charting and other required documentation on one long-term care unit.
*Oversee all necessary departmental documentation for all units.
*Familiarity with MDS 3.0 required.
*Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records preferred.
*Purchase and maintain all department equipment and supplies within budgetary guidelines including dispersal of petty cash.

BA/BS in Therapeutic Recreation or other related field (preference for the creative arts therapies) and have at least 2 years of recreation experience in a long-term care setting. Certification in accordance with the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (AP-BC or ADC) or the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS) is preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements via email to or fax ATTN: Danielle Braxton at 201-653-3074.

Danielle Braxton MA, ATR-BC, AP-BC
Director of Therapeutic Recreation


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