Community Rec Asst (Pd)

Children's Specialized Hospital Toms River , NJ 08753

Posted 2 months ago

Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.

At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist or Recreational Therapist, assists in provision of community recreation programs for children with disabilities. These programs may include but are not limited to adaptive aquatics, martial arts, camps, and Friday Night Fever.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates knowledge of childhood development, physical & developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is able to apply it in daily practice.

  • Cleans departmental equipment and organizes supplies as designated in the competency expectations, following established timelines, taking initiative to organize and clean other areas when needed.

  • Monitors and maintains inventory of general supplies and equipment as designated in competency expectations, ordering supplies in an accurate timely manner.

  • Assists department staff in planning and implementation of programs & special events.

  • Communicates effectively with participants, families, volunteers, and staff.

  • Orients and supervises assigned volunteers and community groups according to hospital policy.

  • Ability to assess and evaluate overall participant level of functioning to determine appropriate activities and adaptations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned based on need of department.

  • Assists with coordination of programs including phone calls, data entry, and other office tasks.

Requirements

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience

  • Previous work experience with children with special needs or previous experience with children.

Education and Experience - Additional Comments

  • Ability to plan activities and adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative and judgment in performance of duties.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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