The Recreational Therapy Supervisor is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of recreational programs for LIFE Geisinger participants. The Recreational Therapy Supervisor builds a sense of community and warm social atmosphere for the participants, evaluates their needs, and develops group and individual programming to meet those needs.LIFE Geisinger is a program for adults 55 and older designed to give seniors the support they need to live at home.
Plans, supervises and implements relevant recreational programs to meet the needs of the participants, per the treatment plans developed by the Interdisciplinary Team.
Organizes and directs group activities which includes the ropes course and climbing wall, sports activities, team initiatives, exercise program, arts and crafts, music appreciation, etc.
Seeks input from the participants on programming they enjoy most as well as additional ideas the Recreation Therapy staff would like to pursue.
The planning of activities shall reflect professional understanding of the needs and abilities of the Participants.
Activities, while reflecting awareness of impairment, shall emphasize the individual Participant's strengths and abilities so they can contribute to Participant feelings of accomplishment.
Provides for a balance of purposeful activities to meet the Participant's interrelated needs and interests, including social, intellectual, cultural, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Designs activities in a holistic manner to promote personal growth and enhance the self-image or to improve or maintain the functioning level of Participants, or both.
Develops and coordinates therapeutic recreation services into patient treatment plans in conjunction with the Primary Counselors.
Provides orientation, training and supervision of Recreation Therapists, student interns, music therapist, and Recreation Therapy programming consultants.
Participates in the hiring process, disciplinary process, annual performance appraisals, PTO requests, and payroll approval Develops, reviews, and updates recreational policies and procedures to ensure compliance with State and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization laws and standards.
Oversees Quality Improvement activities.
Interviews, trains and supports Recreation Therapy staff, student interns, and recreation therapy programming consultants.
Ensures completion of documentation of services, reviewing electronic documentation for continuity and completeness.
Supervises the exercise program and fitness center.
Orders and maintains inventory of all recreation equipment and supplies.
Inspects all equipment and facilities regularly to ensure safety including ropes course and fitness center equipment.
Completes maintenance orders as necessary.
Schedule yearly ropes course inspections and fitness center equipment inspections.
Oversee the completion of Incident reports.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Healthcare (Required), Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Inc. (NCTRC)
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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