Cognitive Activities Specialist, Toms River NJ

Job Locations US-NJ-Brick
Requisition ID
Rehabilitation Therapy
Full Time



About Bancroft

At Bancroft, you’ll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft.


Position Summary:

Develops cognitive based programs and provides structured group activities to person served to develop life skills and personal enrichment through meaningful activities and to meet specific rehabilitation needs. Participates in treatment team meetings, develops day program treatment goals, and maintains administrative responsibilities. Provides leadership to staff and person served in assigned group room.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and implements group cognitive-based programs for persons served under the guidance of the trans-disciplinary treatment team, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established Bancroft policies and procedures. 
  1. Provides direct and consultative day treatment services in cognitive based activities to persons served: 
    • Plans and conducts group sessions to provide therapeutic activities and/or special rehabilitation skills to persons served in day treatment setting.
    • Effectively utilizes available information regarding therapy and treatment for each person served. Provides assistance in the development of cognitive activities and treatment-specific goals and objectives;
    • 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. 
    • Prompts and/or assists each person served in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person within his/her ability limit;
  1. Working with Trans-Disciplinary team members, participates in assessments and develops treatment plans for individual persons served: 
    • Participates in the review of individual records, administration of standardized/formal/informal testing, conducting of specialized screenings, etc., and provides recommendations for service delivery;
    • May perform assessment of the individual’s abilities within the Bancroft Day Program Setting to determine the individual’s rehabilitation needs;
    • Based on assessment, develops and modifies treatment plans based upon the individual’s abilities.  As requested by team members, provides reassessment of persons served, focusing on targeted areas of need at established intervals;
  1. Provides ongoing support, guidance and mentoring for other staff in implementing treatment plans, general interactions, engagement, daily care, goal implementation, level of support and safety for assigned individuals. Accepts reassignment on short notice and on a regular basis in order to carry out these responsibilities. 



Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related preferred OR High School Diploma and five years’ experience working with neurologically-impaired individuals. Must meet the certification criteria as defined by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation and obtain Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) certification within 1 year of hire.

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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