Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Activity Assistant IV for the Acute Services – Inpatient Units department at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Activity Assistant IV provides therapeutic games, groups, activities for patient's leisure time and recreation projects on the acute services inpatient units. This person is the relief for the activities assistant on days off, holidays and vacation.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Documents patient's response to groups in the clinical record.
Provides direct activity therapy consistent with social, emotional and developmental functioning of patients.
Participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary team.
Facilitates recreational groups that assist the patient in learning productive leisure activities and appropriate interaction with other people.
Maintains current knowledge base for new trends in his\her area of expertise.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Successful completion of a one (1) year training program as a Mental Health Specialist Trainee or one (1) year of similar full-time experience in the mental health field.
An Associate's Degree, preferably in a related field, including 12 credits in human services, such as psychology or its equivalent, may be substituted for the minimum requirements of the position.
Posting Number: 21ST0593
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 128385
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.