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Loretto Management Corporation Recreation Therapist, CTRS in Syracuse, New York


TheRecreation TherapistatPACE CNYplans, facilitates and implements group and individual recreation programs, which address physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, sensorial and affective needs of participants. The Recreation Therapist plans and delivers services in accordance with participant’s plan of care and any pertinent third party agency regulations. Also participates as active member of interdisciplinary team, completing assessments and providing input to participant care plans.


Job Duties Specific to This Position:

  • Plans and coordinates a program of activities for assigned participants based upon individual and group interest, needs, and capabilities.

  • Organizes and leads group and individual recreation programs according to the participant's plan of care. Maintains current knowledge of all medical contraindications to ensure participant’s well-being.

  • Participates in participant outings.

  • Markets and communicates all events and activities to promote awareness of the service offerings to individual participants, staff, volunteers and families. Distributes weekly and monthly newsletters, calendar and bulletin board postings. Provides information and education as needed.

  • Renders all services using a Person First centered approach.

  • Promotes a home-like environment by providing decorations, i.e. bulletin boards, lounge and hallway decorations to depict seasonal changes, etc.

  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation as required by State and Federal regulations, which includes completion of portions of the MDS, EMR/Truchart, care plans, progress notes, initial (annual, quarterly and Change of Status) assessments.

  • Maintains statistical data on daily activity attendance and hours of participation.

  • Monitors participant status and reports observed changes in conditions appropriately and promptly to supervision.

  • Actively participates in interdisciplinary care plan meetings.

  • Transports participants to and from activities.

  • Reports and documents all incidents and accidents immediately and per established procedures.

  • Schedules and documents individualized recreation sessions to identified participants and ensures independent leisure materials, social and stimulation needs are being met.

  • Ensures participant supervision and safety during all special events, community outings, and programs.

  • Maintains current knowledge of trends in therapeutic recreation service delivery by staying apprised of new resources, techniques, interventions, clinical skills, etc.

  • Attends and participates in continuing education activities through in-services, seminars, and training sessions to meet established requirements.

  • Participates in orientation of new Recreation Therapists.

  • Advocates for recreational resources i.e. adaptive equipment, reading material, etc. for participants to maximize independence and group participation. Uses Loretto equipment at it was intended to maximize useful life. Initiates maintenance requests as required.

  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned by the Director of Recreation.

  • Participates in family conferences and discharge planning meetings as needed.

  • Demonstrates adherence to all compliance policies and procedures. Is responsible for promoting and fostering compliance in the workplace.

  • Ensures the highest quality of care by performing responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of PACE/D&TC Emergency Preparedness Plan and can verbalize their role during an event.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

  • NCTRC Certification (CTRS) or eligibility required.

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a therapeutic recreation or similar role preferred.

  • Knowledge regarding working with people who have dementia.

  • Current knowledge of best practices in Therapeutic Recreation.

  • Knowledge of Managed Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and their applicable regulations desired.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Excellent medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance

  • Disability coverage

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • 401(k) Retirement/Pension Plans

  • Discounted Gym Membership

  • Free Loretto Health Clinic Visits

  • Generous Paid Time-Off Accrual

  • Fun events for employees

  • Convenient locations with free parking

  • Employee Coaches - to help you achieve life goals

  • Diaper Assistance Program

  • Opportunity for career growth and movement within 19 sites!

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Category (Portal Searching)Recreation/Rehabilitation

Location : Address109 Lawrence Rd E

Job Location - Site : CitySyracuse

Job Location - Site : State/ProvinceNY

Location : Postal Code13212

Type (Portal Searching)Full Time