Recreation/ Activities Assistant

Parker - New Brunswick, NJ2.7

Full-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $30,000 a year

Parker is a pioneer in the field of long-term care and aging services. We are among the first to embrace person-directed care, small home models, and changing the conversation around aging in America. Parker is a not-for-profit organization with a mission "to discover ways to make aging manageable, relatable, and enriching for all of society" and a vision to "make aging part of life." With our tremendous growth, we are seeking a We currently have an Immediate Opening for a,

Full Time (40 hours) Therapeutic Recreation Assistant 12pm- 8pm/ 8:30pm - 4:30pm / every 5th weekend on rotation shift located at our Parker at Landing lane location in New Brunswick, NJ.

The Recreation Assistant provide activities of a physical, social, mental and spiritual nature tailored to the individual abilities, needs, and desires of the Residents in order to enable them to enjoy the highest quality of life.


The following statements reflect the general responsibilities and standards associated with the performance of this job. This description is not intended and shall not be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all tasks, duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

  • Set-up, implement and conduct large, small group and 1:1 recreation programs according to a monthly schedule. (Including out-of-home trips.)
  • Motivate and encourage the individual’s participation in programs and activities located throughout the community, including all amenities offered at the wellness center and chapel.
  • Encourage and provide assistance to maintain individualized leisure interests/needs and provide supplies, as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a supply inventory.
  • Provide reports regarding each Resident’s participation in the program.
  • Assist in supervising assigned volunteers.
  • Actively participate in organization-wide staff committees, as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation for employee functions.
  • Contribute to the creation of the monthly activities schedule.
  • Maintain communication with the Recreation staff, Recreation Manager (written and verbal) and with other departments, as frequently as needed.
  • Assist with meal service and clean-up
  • Ensure collaboration with all recreation personnel in the planning and implementation of joint functions and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Report changes in Resident’s mental or physical condition, social behavior, and emotional or physical needs to the RN Nurse Manager
  • Assist in welcoming and orienting new Residents.
  • Answer phones and Resident call-bells.


  • High School Graduate.
  • Minimum one year experience in long term care and/or dementia care preferred.
  • Current NJ driver’s license in good standing required.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • Company sponsored Pension Plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Company Paid Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Company Paid LTD Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center & Offsite reimbursement
  • Onsite Day Care

Job Type: Full-time


  • long term care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)