Under the direction of the Director of Healthcare Services, plans, directs and supervises the overall operation of the Activities Department.
Works within the department and as a part of the Management Team to operationalize the patient care and service goals and objectives established by senior management.
Abides and complies with NJ Department of Health and Senior Services state regulations and/or Joint Commission where applicable.
Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the residents' individual needs. Affirms the resident's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the residents cared for.
Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the residents cared for.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
Coordinates the Volunteer Program including recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating them.
Provides a program of activities that will fulfill basic psychological, social and spiritual needs by ensuring activities are available to all patients including entertainment, communication, exercise, orientation etc Design specific programs and calendar for dementia residents.
Public relations by promoting and publishing activity calendar and social events within and outside the community.
Contact system public relations for positive press coverage of Activities.
Transportation Coordination responsible for scheduling outside activities and providing or arranging for transportation and supervision.
Coordination/Facilitator of Resident Council.
May be responsible to oversee operation of on-site General Store and/or Beauty Shop.
Baccalaureate degree with concentration in therapeutic recreation, psychology, sociology, or related field required. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for required degree.
Minimum two years of related activities experience and previous supervisory experience with resident activities in a healthcare setting required and prior experience working with Alzheimer residents preferred.
CentraState Healthcare System is a private, not-for-profit health organization dedicated to excellence, offering the full circle of health and wellness for our community.
The organization is comprised of the following facilities:
CentraState Medical Center – an acute-care medical center licensed for 284 beds. The medical center became a teaching hospital in 2005 with the launch of its' ...Family Medicine Residency Program in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Also in 2010, the hospital was re-designated with Magnet status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association.
Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus – a 171,000-square-foot outpatient center opened in 2007 that is home to the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, a new Fitness and Wellness Center, OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center, Thomas J. Blanchet Cardiac Diagnostic Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Center for Sleep Disorders, Integrative Health & Preventive Cardiology Program, several private physician offices, Liberty Café, and a conference center.
Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center - offers a variety of health education and fitness programs for adults and children, support groups, and health screenings to the community, schools, and businesses. Its Student Health Awareness Center provides programs specifically designed for students and faculty.
Three senior living communities:
Applewood Estates – a lifecare retirement community that completed a $38-million expansion in 2007. The community now includes 380 independent-living, assisted-living and skilled-nursing apartments, and 20 independent-living cottages, along with a new promenade, performing arts center, formal dining room, and other enhancements.
Monmouth Crossing – Freehold's first assisted living community, providing 76 apartments (94 beds).
The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center – a skilled-nursing facility licensed for 123 beds that accommodates short- and long-term stays.
SeniorsFirst - Community-outreach program that serves more than 14,000 members in Freehold and surrounding towns.
Family Medicine Center – a free-standing office about a quarter-mile west of the hospital providing community health services and serving as home to CentraState Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program.
CentraState Healthcare Foundation – CentraState’s charitable division. It recently completed a $10-million capital campaign to support the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus.
Community Advisory Council - Under the auspices of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation, it identifies and targets the specific health needs of the various central New Jersey communities.
We are in the center of it all . . .
Located in Monmouth County in central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System has been an integral part of the attractive, culturally diverse, and thriving community of Freehold since 1971. Within close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, CentraState is nestled in a suburban setting just a 20-minute drive from the Jersey Shore.
Freehold, the county seat, offers an impressive array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment, in a picturesque blend of country and urban living. Nearby Red Bank provides art galleries, live theater and an art cinema, as well as the landmark Count Basie Theater and new Two River Theater. Enjoy your favorite musical performers at the nearby PNC Bank Arts Center.
Good schools and a variety of housing options make Monmouth County a great place to raise a family. And who can resist the New Jersey coastline, with its outstanding park system and abundance of recreational activities? Discover why historic Monmouth County is an attractive place to live and work…and how CentraState is in the center of it all.