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Coordinator Recreational Therapy LIFE Villa Maria

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Location: Cheektowaga, NY, United States

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Job Description


Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.100000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days


Hours may vary - 8:00am - 4:00pm One Saturday/month, varied weekday per diem hours


Within the context of the Interdisciplinary Care Team setting, the Coordinator Recreational Therapy is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of programs that address the socialization and recreational needs of each participant. Continually identifies and promotes interventions that will stimulate participant's mental and physical capabilities to their fullest extent resulting in the optimal level of independent functioning for each participant. To enable participants to foster a sense of usefulness, self-respect and dignity in maintaining their quality of life.



  • Associate degree in recreational related field required. Five (5) years experience leading and directing recreational therapy in a long term care facility will be accepted in lieu of degree.


  • Two (2) years of age-appropriate experience within the past 5 years, one year of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care setting with elderly or disabled population.


  • Effective communication skills including the ability to assist team members in understandingparticipant's psycho-social profiles, and which may be inclusive of approach, tone of voice, speed of communication, respectfulness and non-verbal communication.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and to work productively with all levels of personnel including physicians, families and care givers.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, participants, family members, visitors, government agencies and the general public.
  • Strong customer focus skills
  • Accountable/Results oriented
  • Integrity and respect for others
  • Possess active listening skills, analytical abilities and teaching abilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within the team of health professionals, accepting and considering all points of view.
  • Must have basic skills with Microsoft office products and other software as needed


  • Normal heat, light and safe working environment: typical of most office jobs.
  • Clinical setting
  • Travel between locations and participant's homes will be required
  • Standing, walking most of day, lifting and moving (up to 35 LB), bending
  • Travel, shopping for department supplies
  • Evening Activity hours


  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions.
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs.
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