Job Description


Associate Director of Recreation

Deptford Center is seeking an energetic and passionate Associate Director of Recreation for our Skilled Nursing Facility in Deptford, NJ. 



  • Assists in planning a variety of engaging activity programs that are appropriate to the needs of residents with a focus on memory care programming
  • Assists in the supervision of recreation staff/volunteers
  • Assists in maintaining an active and engaging volunteer program
  • Creates a monthly calendar for the memory care unit and carries out planned activities
  • Utilize strong leadership skills to motivate and empower others on the memory care unit
  • Documents in the medical record (Participation logs, MDS assessments, care plans) as assigned
  • Participates in meetings per request of the Director of Recreation
  • Orders supplies as needed
  • Assists in organizing community outings
  • Assists in planning entertainment, parties and special events
  • Transports residents to and from activity programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field and (1) year of experience working with residents who require memory care for Alzheimer’s/dementia or other related diagnoses


  • Associate’s degree in human services/recreation science or related field and (3) years of experience working with residents who require memory care


  • Patience and empathy for residents who require memory care
  • Strong organizational and planning skills; ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and motivate others
  • Strong computer skills
  • Positive attitude and energy is a must!


Deptford, NJ


Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 240-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in Deptford, New Jersey. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his or her individuality. Our staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. We offer a friendly working environment, excellent compensation, great benefits package, professional growth & stability, innovative training programs and more. Deptford Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care consortium.


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