Assistant Recreation Director


Plainfield, NJ

What you'll be doing

Assists with planning the recreation program by contributing to the development of program philosophies and policies, writing procedures, goals and objectives for the program, and by establishing an individualized recreation plan based upon each customer needs, interests and abilities. Works with the recreation director to plan programs based on the customer needs, interests and abilities, and encourages customer involvement in recreation program planning. Documents the recreation program and customer progress within recreation. Maintains records that improve future planning, individualized approach and continual evaluation and revision. Contributes to the development of the customer care plan, maintains adequate records on volunteers, and complies with government standards for documentation. Contributes to the implementation of a meaningful recreation program for all customers (including individual interventions), that includes implementing creative, intellectual, physical, service, social and spiritual programs each week that provide opportunities for participation in community activities and opportunities for customers to be of service for others. Assists in the recruitment and training of recreation program volunteers. May assume responsibility for volunteer program development and implementation. Assumes responsibility of department in director absence. Provides resources for the special interests of customers, whenever possible, as well as, materials for independent activity. Works with the recreation director to evaluate the effectiveness of the recreation program in terms of enhancing the quality of the customer life, based on goals and performance objectives of the program, and evaluations from customers, families, staff, volunteers, resource people, administration and consultants. Works efficiently and cooperatively with the administration and staff by contributing to the orientation of new staff, by participating as a team member, by interpreting goals and methods of the recreation program to all staff, and by communicating information regarding the health and welfare of customers to staff. Performs other duties as requested.

What your background should be

Certification in accordance with regulatory agencies governing the center, by the national certification council of activity professionals (ADC) or the national council of therapeutic recreation certification (CTRS). EEO/AA, M/F, Vet, disabled.

Required Schooling / Training

High school degree.

Who is the client company

Concern about hospital & health care services.
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