Recreational Therapist - Inpatient Rehab

ID279986
Per Diem
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

West Orange, NJ

Recreational Therapist

(Baccalaureate Degree in Therapeutic Recreation required and Recreation Therapist Certified (RTC))

Shift Hours: Per Diem, Weekdays and Weekends Available 

Rate per hour $32 

 

At Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation our services have been designed for patients who need a longer rehabilitation hospitalization for their recovery. We are currently seeking a Recreational Therapist to join our team.

  • Benefits of becoming a therapist with us:

    • Shift Differential! 
    • Latest rehab technologies
    • Engaged and team-oriented culture
    • High success rates of patients being discharged home
    • Clinical ladders to develop our therapists
    • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation and advancement opportunities 
    • Full-benefits package (Including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long term disability & more)
    • Loan Repayment Assistance
    • Tuition Assistance up to $5,000 a year after your first full year of employment


 

Responsibilities

Job Duties

Plans and implements appropriate recreation activities for patients in accordance with guidelines set by the organization, hospital and the profession. Responsible for provision of therapeutic recreation intervention for an assigned caseload. Ensures all patients are oriented to recreation therapy and provides hospital wide leisure, social and divergent programs. Serves as an educator to patients on community resources.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Recreation Therapist Certified (RTC)
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Therapeutic Recreation required
  • Experience in Acute Rehab preferred

Additional Data

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

 

Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas

Select Medical is an organization that is passionate about safety for our patients and our team members. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Division conducts post-offer employment testing (POET) for a number of job titles including, but not limited to:

 

  • Rehabilitation Assistant/Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Environmental Services

POETS are completed as part of the onboarding process- to be completed before an employee’s first day of work.

**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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