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Therapeutic Recreational Specialist - Skilled Nursing

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Jefferson House


Newington, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 24
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Some late afternoon/early evening hours, may include some weekend hours.

Work where every moment matters. 

 Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

 At Jefferson House we provide excellent long-term care and rehabilitation services to seniors in the greater Hartford area for over 120 years.  We are comprised of a skilled and caring staff which provides seniors with Nursing Services, Therapeutic Recreation, Spiritual Services, and Social Services, aimed at caring for the whole individual.

Provides Therapeutic Recreation Services to assigned patient caseload that includes evaluation of leisure function and treatment consistent with treatment team goals. Independently evaluates patients, determines treatment approach to be used to identify deficits, and restore and remediate patient's leisure function to maximum independence. Treatment techniques are used to enhance overall leisure functional performance. This position reports to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator and unit program manager.




  • BA or BS Degree in Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Current National OR State Therapeutic Recreation Certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to facilitate therapeutic groups.
  • Demonstrated age-specific competency for assigned population(s).

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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