Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Recreational Therapist to work at New Jersey State Prison located in Trenton, New Jersey. The Recreational Therapist provides and/or coordinates therapeutic activity services within the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Facilities.
Under the supervision of the Clinician Supervisor, coordinates therapeutic activity services for all assigned units.
Provides supervision to milieu staff in the provision of activity therapy, as requested by the Clinician Supervisor.
Ensures appropriate documentation in clinical records of the provision of activity therapy to inmates as mandated by the Department of Corrections, UCHC and UBHC policy.
Maintains and applies knowledge of trends and developments in the field. Participates in staff educational programs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic activity discipline plus one (1) year of experience in the mental health field conducting activity therapy such as art, music or psychodrama therapy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Registration or certification in a therapeutic activity discipline.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
May be required to travel within the state.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Posting Number: 19ST2178
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 89301
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.