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Director of Recreation

Holmdel, NJ | Full Time
11 Days Ago

Job Description


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.


The Recreation Director provides an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with a comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and physcosocial well-being of each resident.


A day in the life of a Director of Recreation at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Assesses resident needs and develops resident activity goals for the care plan.
  • Encourages resident participation in activities and documents outcomes.
  • Reviews goals and progress notes.
  • Provides a plan of activities appropriate to the needs of the residents including but not limited to group social activities, indoor and outdoor activities, community activities, and spiritual programs.
  • Creates activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama and educational programs.
  • Coordinates the activities program with other departments in the facility.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers.
  • Properly documents MDS.
  • Participates with administrator in developing a budget.
  • Fosters family and community support for the activity program.
  • Contributes to facility efforts to maintain and improve quality of care through participation in care plan meetings.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and satisfactory completion of a training course for activity directors approved by the Department of Health & Human Services. 
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with other staff.
  • Effective communication with other staff, medical personnel, residents and their family/significant others, visitors and outside agencies and referral services.
  • Familiarity with CMS (Medicare System)

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • College degree in Recreation, Music, or Art Therapy and/or related experience.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Casework and group experience
  • Long-term care facility experience
  • Prior work experience with geriatric and disabled populations. 

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters EATONTOWN, NJ
  • Size 3,000 - 7,500
  • Founded 2016
  • Type
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About hackensack meridian health
  • Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers - Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children's hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Ha ... ckensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals - Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital - Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick. Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 35,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. More