Marquis Health Services

  • Activities / Recreation Director

    Job Locations US-NJ-Oakland
    # of Openings
    Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
  • Overview

    The Oakland Rehablitation and Healthcare Center is seeking an energetic, compssionate and experienced Activities/Recreational Director to join our team to provide rehabilitation programs for our post-acute short-term and long-term patients and residents.


    • Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed by this state and is eligible for certification as a recreation specialist or as an activities professional; or
    • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years experience in a social or recreation program within the last five (5) years, one (1) of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or
    • Must be a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
    • Must have completed a training course approved by this state.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.


    • Oversee and execute the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the Recreation programs of this Center.
    • Develop preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the activity needs of each resident.
    • Develop a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem/need identified.
    • Encourage the resident/family to participate in the development and review of the resident’s plan of care.
    • Assist in the scheduling of activity care plans and assessments to be presented and discussed at each committee meeting.
    • Review nurses’ notes to determine if the activity care plan is being followed. Report problem areas to the DONS.
    • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary, but at least quarterly.
    • Develop and maintain a good rapport with all services involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing a comprehensive plan of care.
    • Assist in preparing and planning the Activities/Recreation Department’s budget for food, equipment, supplies, and labor and submit to the Administrator for review, recommendations, and approval.
    • Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to the Administrator upon request or as necessary.
    • Manage personnel functions for the Activities department, including hiring, delegation of work, coaching, performance, counseling/discipline, etc.


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