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Susan Bunkin
ROCKAWAY, NJ

Susan Mashel-Bunkin 
13 Shawnee Avenue 
Rockaway, New Jersey 07866 
862-209-r592 


Goals: To promote and provide Therapeutic Recreation and Life Skill services to 
individuals in need of remediating and/or enhancing their leisure lifestyles, coping skills 
and social skills. To obtain LCADC sertification. 

Professional Experience: Almost 30 years of hands on experience as a clinician in as 

variety of settings for individuals with physical disabilities, cognitive limitations, 
mental/emotional disabilities, and/or chemical addictions. Most recent experience 
includes working with individuals with short term psych. and/or substance abuse issues. 

Work Experiences: 
St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ 2004-Z0ll 
Certified Masters level Recreation Therapist responsible for assessing and developing 


treatment plans for individuals with chemical addictions and/or mental health issues. 

Implements discussions on recovery and social skill development as well as leisure 
lifestyle changes. Participates in team review and reports pertinent information to other 
team members. Implements diversional, educational, and therapeutic activities. 

Greenhill Healthcare Center, West Orange NJ 2003 -2004 
Multi-tiered Long Term Care facility serving individuals with residential, assisted living, 
and skilled nursing needs. Functioned as Recreation Director overseeing all aspects of 
the Recreation department. Some responsibilities included developing and supervising 

the implementation of recreation activities, budgeting for departmental needs, patient 

assessments, MDS information, and all other necessary documentation. 

Plaza Nursine and Rehabilitation Center,Elizabeth, NJ 2001-2002 
Recreation Director of a 128 bed LTC facility with a sub acute unit. Supervised staff and 
volunteers, participated as interdisciplinary team member, developed and implemented 
diversional and therapeutic activities. Assessed needs and documented on progress 
through MDS system. 

Meadowview Nursing Center, Secaucus, NJ 2000-2001 
Recreation Director for 214 bed LTC facility, which included 80-90 residents with 
primarily mental health needs. Supervised staff and volunteers. Developed, implemented 
and supervised diversional and therapeutic activities. Participated as interdisciplinary 

team member. 

Mentor Clinical Care, Somerset, NJ 1998-1999 
Cognitive Therapist/Clinical Coordinator for adults with acquired brain injuries. 


Provided hands on life skill services and managed cases for assigned clients. Interfaced 
with Medicaid liaison for those individuals on the TBI Medicaid waiver program. 



Mentor Clinical Care, Somerset, NJ 1998-1999 
Cognitive Therapist/Clinical Coordinator for adults with acquired brain injuries, 
Provided hands on life skill services and managed cases for assigned clients. Interfaced 
with Medicaid liaison for those individuals on the TBI Medicaid waiver program. 
Prior to 1998 
Work experience includes approximately ten years with developmentally disabled adults 
and working with seniors in LTC settings. Additional work experience includes working 
with learning disabled children in a residential setting and as a sunrmer camp counselor. 

Educational Backsround 
' B.S. Recreation Education, emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, Lehman College, 
CLINY, Bronx, NY-1978 
' B.S. MarketingAvlanagement, College of Staten Island, CLINY, Staten Island, NYI 
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M.S. Recreation Education, emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, Lehman College, 
Bronx, NY-l999 
Professional Certifications and Organizations 

. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist 

' Member of New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Association 


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