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Job Opening: Harrisburg, Illinois

Job Title:
Certified Activity Therapist for thriving behavioral health program
Job description:
Horizon Health * US-IL-Harrisburg / Marion / Carbondale

Job Summary:

Certified Recreation Therapist –

  • Seeking a certified Recreation Therapist to work on a 30-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit in the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, IL.
  • The Recreational Therapist (RT) coordinates the recreation, stress management, leisure planning and activity groups for the unit. The RT is responsible for completing assessments and conducting activity therapy groups as well as documenting patient progress in progress notes.
  • Harrisburg is 26 minutes from Marion, IL; 48 minutes from Carbondale; and an hour from Evansville, IN.
  • Education: Possesses a Bachelor’s Recreational Therapy; and Certification in Recreational Therapy
  • Experience:  One year of experience in recreation therapy services in a psychiatric, mental health, nursing home or related setting preferred. Certification and a trainer in CPI or a similar aggression management program is desirable.
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Required education:
  • Required experience:
    •recreation therapy services in a psychiatric, mental health, nursing home or related setting: 1 year
Contact Information:
Mulberry Center at Harrisburg Medical Center
Contact person:
Linda Patton
100 Dr. Warren Tuttle Dr.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
United States
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(618) 253-0461

Posted 3.13.17

Job Opening: Tampa, Florida

Job Title:
Recreation Therapist
Job description:
This position is intended to focus on the therapeutic needs of students in the school age programs using all forms of recreation as intervention. Includes assessment, intervention, and follow-up as well as teacher and parent training. General schedule is from 12 pm – 8 pm Monday through Friday, with evening flexibility to meet program and family needs. Collect ongoing data and track program outcomes and success.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Assess students’ needs through observations, school and medical records, tests, and consulting with other professionals, teachers, families, and students
  • Create treatment plans and programs that meet students’ needs and interests
  • Plan and implement interventions to mitigate the effects of trauma
  • Engage students in therapeutic activities using a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and field trips
  • Help students learn social skills needed to become or remain independent
  • Teach students about ways to cope with anxiety or depression
  • Record and analyze a student’s progress
  • Evaluate interventions for effectiveness
  • Provide training and support to staff teams and to parents to increase effectiveness of interventions
  • Collect and report ongoing data
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide intervention programs
  • Participate in regular team meetings to develop plans for students and monitor progress
  • Keep confidential records according to the Ethical Boundaries for Those That Serve. Maintain professional boundaries
  • Demonstrate flexibility in work schedule to ensure that client/program needs are being met
  • Participate in Metropolitan Ministries holiday efforts, Bridge Builders and other fund raising events when needed. Provide tours of the facilities and speak on behalf of Metropolitan Ministries as needed
  • Support the team and supervisor in other tasks as assigned
  • Meet personal goals and actively contribute to the achievement if the team and organizational targets/goals as stated on the Balanced Scorecard and in the annual plan


Education and Experience: 

A minimum of a B.S. degree in recreation therapy. Minimum of three years of experience in the fields of recreation therapy or related field. Direct experience working with children and parents required. Bi-lingual preferred. National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or Activity Professional Credential is required.

Skill Requirements: 

Must be able to work effectively with children and parents, representing and communicating their status and progress to small groups and professionals within a network comprised of the Hillsborough County School District, Metropolitan Ministries service providers, and applicable and related medical social service providers in the surrounding community. Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong oral and written communications skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; willing to work with minimal supervision, yet be able to accept direction; well organized and detail oriented. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Access, Word and Excel required.

Requires heart for ministry and comfort working with poor and homeless families and individuals. Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with low socio-economic and diverse populations facing crisis situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Knowledge of community resources available to homeless population. Must demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to issues of faith, culture, and other sources of diversity. Ability to work as part of a team within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Physical Requirements: 

Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.


Must pass applicable pre-employment screening and demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must be available to work during normal school hours and for evening meetings as required. Must pass required background pre-employment screening. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to transport self and clients when necessary.

Contact Information:
Metropolitan Ministries
Contact person:
Steve Gilman
2002 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
United States
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(813) 209-1083

Posted 3.9.17

Job Opening: Kotzebue, Alaska

Job Title:
Activities Coordinator
Job description:
Position is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the Inupiaq (Eskimos) in the northernmost nursing home in the country. Located on the west coast of Alaska, it is a beautiful 18 bed facility that is only 5 years old. Facility has received national recognition for its work on providing traditional food to its Elders.

The Activities Coordinator is responsible for developing and conducting programs that take into account the unique culture. Activity programs range from going ice fishing, berry picking on the tundra, drying salmon and others that reflect their lifestyle. Challenges include: developing programs that take into account the lack of sunlight during certain weeks in the winter and complete to almost sunlight during the summer months.

Duties include:
1) doing assessments, charting and developing plans of care with the interdisciplinary team as well as running resident council.
2) coordinating the monthly native potluck
3) outings to the native fish camp, basketball games and to the Park Service
4) one to one programming
5) helping to develop policies and procedures
6) other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate will have several years of experience, preferably certified and ability to develop one of a kind programs for this unique culture.

Contact Information:
Utuqqanaat Inaat
Contact person:
Val Kreil
436 Fifth Avenue
PO Box 510
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
United States
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(907) 442-7974

Posted 3.7.17

Job Opening: Denver, Colorado

Job Title:
Life Enrichment / Activities Coordinator
Job description:
In this rewarding position, you will develop, plan and implement a wide variety of stimulating, high quality programs that meet the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and individual needs of a diverse community. The successful candidate will work directly with the residents leading and participating in various activities and outings.
Life Enrichment is the Activities Department and we are all about bringing fun, creativity and learning to our residents! On any given day, coordinators help facilitate socials, games, crafts, cooking, movies, outings, outside time, and many other fun activities! We work well as a team and we try to bring new and exciting ideas to our monthly calendars and encourage new suggestions. If you are looking for a fast paced and fun work environment, this might be the right place for you! Weekends and holidays are a MUST in this role!Qualifications:
• Previous experience in organizing activities or event planning preferred
• Effective verbal and written communication skills required
• Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people, particularly the elderly and their family members
• Ability to communicate openly, honestly and responsibly with others
• Ability to maintain a customer focus, treating others with respect and integrity
• Ability to accept responsibility for agreements made and follow through as appropriate
• Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language
• Ability to adapt and work effectively as part of a team and independently
• Ability to bend, push and pull objects and lift and carry up to 50 pounds, unassisted
• Ability to sit, stand, and/or walk for long periods of time
• Ability to read a map and familiarity with the Denver metro area preferred
• Must be able to drive a company vehicle (Town Car and 14 passenger van)
• Must possess a current driver’s license and have the ability to meet approved driver requirements
• MUST be able to work weekends/holidays as needed.To apply, please go to are an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information:
Balfour Senior Living
Contact person:
Human Resources
1500 Little Raven Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States
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(303) 926-3850

Posted 2.24.17

Job Opening: Kingwood, Texas

Job Title:
Activity Director
Job description:
The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.•Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the activity department.
•Develop and maintain an activity schedule.
•Involve residents and families in planning facility activity programs.
•Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident.
•Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.
•Develop preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the activity needs of each resident.
•Schedule movies, plan parties, and provide games/activities for residents.
•Encourage residents to participate in hobbies and crafts. Provide materials as necessary.
•Supervise activities as necessary.
•Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary.
•Assist bed residents by visiting with them, writing letters, running errands, making appointments, etc., as necessary.
•Review nurses’ notes to determine if the activity care plan is being followed. Report problem areas to the DONS.
• Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident’s response to the service.
•Review and develop a plan of correction for activity deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such report to the Administrator.
•Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting such to the Administrator as required.
•Others duties as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Administrator.Regent Care Centers® offers a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes:
*Paid Holidays
*Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
*Company-Paid Life insurance
*Flexible Spending for Medical and Dependent Care
*401(K) Matching contributions up to 4%Regent Care Centers® is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or national origin or any other protected status.Requirement:s

  • Certified Activity Director (NCCAP or state specific)
  • Preferred 2 years experience in long-term care
  • Knowledge in variety of activity approaches
  • Ability to assess resident moods and revise approach accordingly
  • Willingness to learn about areas that impact resident population, i.e. dementia
  • Enjoys working with diverse populations
Contact Information:
Regent Care Center of Kingwood
Contact person:
Katie Potts
23775 Kingwood Place
Kingwood, TX 77339
United States
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(281) 318-2600

Posted 2.13.17

Job Opening: Chantilly, Virigina

 Job Title:  Engagement Coordinator
Job description:  STATEMENT OF JOB:

  • The Engagement Coordinator will make a positive contribution to the lives of residents, and their families, byproviding opportunities for meaningful engagement and interaction.
  • The Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Engagement Director in developing and implementing engagement programs geared towards meeting a variety of physical and cognitive needs with a balance of productive, leisure, selfcare
    and rest/spiritual activities, recognizing individuality and well being of each resident.
  • The Engagement Coordinator will also promote a high level of customer service and respect through living out the Arbor Service Way vision and standards at all times.Characteristics, responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Deep Connections: We build deep, personal and trusting connections with residents and
    family members, which allow opportunities to create meaningful moments that can enrich the health and spirit of our residents and their families.
  • Support the Engagement Director in collecting, maintaining and sharing resident life
    stories, interests and preferences
  • Assist in developing and implementing the community’s activity programs as requested by the Engagement Director and as outlined in the Gem Level Programming Guidelines as well as individual engagement opportunities as needed
  • Work closely with the Engagement Director to involve and include all staff in leading and
    supporting gem level activities and individual engagement opportunities
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the Deep Connections standard
  • Resident Care: Our competent and compassionate employees deliver exceptional, responsive and individualized care to our residents.
  • Respond to resident and family needs promptly communicate any changes to appropriate
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the Resident Care standard
  • Communication: We listen to, learn from, and communicate with our residents, family
    members, and each other in a timely and honest manner.
  • Use PPA (Positive Physical Approach) in all interactions with residents, family members,
    visitors and co-workers
  • Support the Engagement Director in maintaining a system for communicating with each
    resident’s family
  • Support the Engagement Director in maintaining a system to allow for electronic
    communication between residents and their families and friends
  • Assist in the production and distribution of the monthly newsletter and calendars as
  • Assist in the production and posting of daily calendars and other daily communication
    flyers as requested
  • Return all e-mails and voice mails within 24 hours
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the Communication standard
  • First Impression: Everyone is welcomed with a warm and caring attitude and invited into a beautiful, comforting atmosphere, which reflects the Arbor family values.
  • Support the Engagement Director in decorating the community for holiday and special
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of all bulletin boards and other areas of written,
    public communication within the community as requested
  • Maintain organization of activity/programming areas, including common areas where
    applicable, in a neat and orderly fashion and coordinate cleanliness with the housekeeping department
  • Assist in positively marketing the community’s services to include: Reciting a 30-second commercial when prompted
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the First Impressions standard


  • We select employees who embrace the Arbor values.
  • We provide consistent, thorough orientation and ongoing training in order to develop exceptional, tenured employees who have opportunities for growth and recognition.
  • Achieve required level of cognitive care training, using applicable skills in every
    interaction with residents, families and co-workers
  • Seek out and attend educational opportunities to continue to build personal and
    professional skills related to offering residents the best quality of life
  • Seek out opportunities and become a member of local or national organizations related to
    activities for seniors and/or dementia care
  • Recovery: Any employee who receives a request or concern from a resident or family
    member will “own” that issue or concern until it is resolved.
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the Recovery standard
  • Culture and Accountability: Our words and actions are inspired by our Arbor Values.
  • We
    demonstrate through our daily behavior our deep commitment to the well-being of seniors.
  • We are each personally accountable for ensuring that in every interaction with residents,
    families, and co-workers, our actions reflect “The Arbor Service Way.”
  • Assist in developing and achieving goals that support the Gem Level Programming
    Guidelines as requested
  • Follow the schedule for yourself as set by the Engagement Director
  • Maintain community equipment in good condition and according to established processes
  • Be willing to drive community vehicles as requested to support activity programs
  • Be a positive supporter for change when the community introduces a new system, process
    or program
  • Follow all community procedures and policies, including those listed in the Orientation
    Handbook, and do your best to live out the Arbor Service Way and its standards each day
  • Adhere to all norms associated with the Arbor Culture and Accountability standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Contact Information:

Facility:  Arbor Terrace Fairfax
Contact person:  Morgan R. Mullins
Address:  3925 Downs Drive   Chantilly, VA 20151   United States
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Phone:  (650) 255-6418

Posted 2.3.17

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