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5/17/2009 - Environmental Therapy Aide/ Interim position

DATE POSTED: May 18, 2009
CLOSING DATE: May 22, 2009
DEPARTMENT: Cumberland Manor
JOB TITLE: Environmental Therapy Aide/ Interim position
# POSITIONS: One (1)
HOURS/WEEK: 40 hrs per week

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under direction in a general therapy program, provides assistance in the areas of occupational, music, and recreation therapies, personal hygiene and grooming, and domestic arts; does related work as required. Conducts classes in arts & crafts and cooking. Prepares and lays out materials to be used and sees that necessary precautions and safeguards are taken. Organizes and oversees social activities for residents. Organizes, instructs, and supervises singing and other musical activities. Conducts physical fitness classes. Reports on attendance, work output, and residents' attitudes and progress. Is responsible for the cleanliness and good order of the unit. Maintains equipment in proper operating condition. Keeps necessary records.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: One (1) year of experience in work involved in the custody or care of residents or in occupational, music, or recreation therapy or home economics work. Knowledge of the problems encountered in working in a therapy unit with persons who are mentally or physically ill. Knowledge of institutional routines and programs. Knowledge of equipment, materials, and procedures used in a general therapy program. Ability to learn quickly from oral and written instructions and from demonstrations. Ability to give simple instructions and routine assistance to residents under professional supervision and to lay out and prepare equipment and supplies. Ability to maintain established records and files. Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Please submit letter of interest within 5 working days to:
Ralph S. Brownlee, Deputy County Administrator; Cumberland County Administration Building; 790 E. Commerce Street; Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

Cumberland County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.