Therapeutic Activities Specialist

Job Locations US-NJ-Mullica Hill
Requisition ID
Rehabilitation Therapy
Full Time


Provide supportive and structured vocational services that develop life skills and personal enrichment through meaningful and productive leisure and recreational activities.  This could includeactivities such as games, cooking, arts and crafts as well as gardening in our greenhouse. Develops active treatment programs designed to further enhance the skills of each person by using, but not limited to, music, art, horticulture, health and wellness, and/or multi-sensory experiences.


Designs and provides direct and consultative day services to persons served:


  • Develops structured, meaningful, and enriching activities to teach life skills and promote the personal development of each individual.  Plans and conducts individual and group sessions to further enhance skills.
  • Gather all necessary materials and a develop curriculum to teach skills in specific areas.
  • Assist program staff with encouraging and increasing the participation of each individual.
  • Assist in the development of treatment-specific goals and objectives, when appropriate.
  • Prompts and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person to maximize their full potential.
  • Assists program management in the design of functional strategies and the need for adaptive equipment that enhances learning and creates an environment best suited to individual profile and needs.  
  • Provides suggestions regarding techniques and/or materials to support and enhance functional and cognitive abilities; identifies barriers that may impede individual progress, and recommends environmental accommodations to support functioning and facilitate the generalization of skills.
  • Uses a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal, state and other applicable policies and procedures;  develops and maintains progress reports, session notes, treatment summary reports, etc., as required by the IPP;


Contributes in facilitating a team approach to program development, implementation, and monitoring by effectively collaborating with all specialty/clinical disciplines, parents/guardians, residential and day program staff, etc., to identify and best meet the individual needs of each person we support.


Develops and implements structured day services in collaboration with the Trans-disciplinary team (IDT), and in accordance with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established Bancroft policies and procedures.


Provides ongoing support, guidance and mentoring for staff in implementing treatment plans, general interactions, engagement, daily care, goal implementation, level of support and safety for assigned individuals.


High School Diploma and 6 months related experience required.  Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field preferred.  Prior experience working individuals who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability/autism preferred.  

EEO Statement

Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential.  To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  



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