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Recreation Therapist in Philadelphia, PA at Abramson Center for Jewish Life.

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Recreation Therapist is currently available with the Abramson Center. Our program is unique in that we have a ratio of 1:27, in which we develop “Kehillah” the Hebrew word for Community.

The Recreation Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting assessments and evaluations of the residents in accordance with the MDS 3.0 and state regulated assessment standards.
  • Planning recreation programming based on assessment results.
  • Implementing recreation services for a household of 27 residents.
  • Encouraging residents to attend and participate in leisure pursuits, whether 1:1, small group, large group or independently.
  • Attending and reporting in interdisciplinary meetings such as clinical rounds, care conferences and mood & behavior rounds.
  • Relating to residents, family members, staff and volunteers in a professional manner.

The ability to work a flexible schedule is needed as some nights and weekends are required for this position.

We offer an excellent salary, benefits, retirement and paid time off program.

The Abramson Center is conveniently located in the northern Philadelphia suburbs, on a 72 acre campus, minutes from route 309, 611 and the Pa turnpike.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age (40 and above), sex, gender or gender identity, or disability, veteran status, past and present uniformed service membership or application, obligation to serve in the uniformed service, genetic information, and/or known association with a disabled individual.

Job Requirements

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field.

CTRS/CTRS eligible or other related credential such as MT-BC, or ADC preferred. Must have computer skills in e-mail, word documents, internet, etc. Candidates must be able to interact well with others and have experience working with geriatric & dementia patients.