Posted by Charles E. Smith Life Communities on 07/11/2019
Recreation Therapy Director

Recreation Therapy Director

Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

Employment Type

If you are a dynamic and creative individual looking for an opportunity to make your mark with a highly respected Five-Star long-term care organization, join our team at Charles E Smith Life Communities! We are seeking an energetic Recreation Therapy Director to organize, develop and direct recreational therapy operations that contribute to our reputation, developed over the past 100 years, for excellence in geriatric care.

As the largest long-term care facility in the state of Maryland, we offer many opportunities to design and launch innovative and person-centered care recreational programs. Your hands-on role as the Recreation Therapy Director will focus mainly on the facilitation and direction of activities in our 558-bed facility, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Recreation Therapy Director with Charles E. Smith Life Communities, you will hire, train, develop and supervise a large staff of Recreational Therapists and assistants. You will conduct performance evaluations and act as a resource for staff as they pursue professional development for opportunities both within and outside Hebrew Home.

Additional responsibilities of the Recreation Therapy Director include:

Overseeing yearly departmental budgets

Updating and maintaining a monthly recreational calendar

Planning and leading outings and trips

Reviewing and signing off on MDS forms

Providing documentation for individual care plans

Collaborating with nurses, doctors and other medical department colleagues to develop appropriate resident programming

Our ideal Recreation Therapy Director can hit the ground running upon hire, enjoys talking with residents and serves as a teacher and mentor to staff members. You must be a trendsetter who understands the importance of a cutting-edge recreational therapy department in a long-term care setting.

Additional requirements for the Recreation Therapy Director include:

Bachelor’s degree in therapy or a related field 

Minimum: 5 years supervisory and department management experience in a long-term care environment

Experience with vendor negotiations

Russian speaking abilities a plus

CTRS Certification a plus



Charles E. Smith Life Communities fosters a work environment that values teamwork and professional development, and recognize the hard work our people put in to provide personal care of the highest quality. Throughout our 107+ years of service, we have proven time and again to be the employer of choice for individuals seeking innovation, stability and success in a long-term care career. Over 200 staff members have been with us for more than ten years and they appreciate our close proximity to Metro and public bus lines, as well as the many entertainment and educational opportunities available in the Rockville and northwestern Washington, D.C. area.

Additional benefits for the Recreation Therapy Director include:

  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance
  • Retirement plan and tax-deferred annuity
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • PTO
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Credit union membership

Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Attn: Chris Stamps

 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852,

Fax: (301) 770-8511


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