Recreation Assistant

Citadel Care CentersBronx, NY
Paid Internship

7 months ago


Job Title

Recreational Therapist

Job Location

Bronx, NY 10463

Job Overview

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs. This position uses a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.


Pay: $16.50 - $20.00 per hour Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate: Bronx, NY 10463: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Assist in day-to-day activities of residents where assigned by the Recreation Director
  • Initiate and promote activities within facility and stimulate patient interests and well-being
  • Regulate programs in accordance with patient capabilities, needs, and interests.
  • Transport residents to and from activity room as required, in addition to other areas
  • Work with interdisciplinary team departments and staff members to promote the best possible care for the residents
  • Provide support and leadership for other activity department staff meetings, contact relatives for patients requests and work with relatives concerning patients concerns and needs
  • Involved in-service training , review their assessments and program goals.
  • Prepare progress reports for medical staff reflecting patient reactions and evidence of progress or regression
  • Maintain all activity related records required by regulations and Medical Records Department activity assessment, progress notes, and discharge summary
  • Assess patients’ needs using observation, medical records, tests, and discussions with other healthcare professionals, patients’ families, and patients
  • Take part in treatment plans and programs that meet patients’ needs and interests
  • Teach patients about ways to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression



  • Certification in Therapeutic Recreation or Certified Activities Director (Preferred)
  • 1 or more years’ experience in a skilled nursing setting (Preferred)
  • Must also have experience working with Dementia patients (Preferred)

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Psychology8%

  • Management Science6%

  • Education4%

  • Communication3%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations3%

  • 313 other majors73%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Teach For America
  • Marriott
  • Walt Disney World
  • Target
  • City Year
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Mideast region

Hospital & Health Care

Typical pay range:

$18.63 - $23.95

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Bronx, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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