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Deltek Talent Management - RECREATION THERAPIST (BA) - (26902)

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Facility Name
Hermitage Hall
NASHVILLE, TN 37203 US (Primary)
Career Area
Recreational therapy
Job Description

The Recreation Therapist (“RT”) will provide recreational therapy and related services for the residents in the Hermitage Hall program.  The RT will actively participate in ensuring the RAD Department functions are carried out in a professional, consistent and thorough manner to include: social skills program; recreational therapy program; off-campus therapeutic activities; treatment planning; individual, unit and facility events; staff training; other functions as requested. This individual will be responsible for coordination, scheduling and facilitation of programming within the RAD program for the residents and staff of Hermitage Hall.  (S)he will be responsible for all documentation associated with assigned functions.  This individual is capable of functioning independently and maturely in stressful situations and maintains a community-safety focus.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees and facilitates high quality residential activity services for all residents, and provides activities (e.g. team building) for staff as requested.

  2. Oversees the development of, and ensures the facilitation of, comprehensive Social Skills programming for all residents.

  3. Ensures that comprehensive therapeutic recreation services are scheduled and facilitated, including individual and group activities.

  4. Ensures all residents complete recreational therapy and skills assessments, as necessary, to provide residents with appropriate treatment services.

  5. Organizes and oversees facility-wide activities and events.

  6. Organizes and oversees vocational training program for residents, as appropriate.

  7. Responsible for organization and oversight of recreational, educational, vocational and therapeutic off-campus trips for residents and completes associated tasks and documentation within the required timeframes.

  8. Responsible for maintaining all RAD designated areas.

  9. Responsible for maintaining residential activities supplies (i.e., sports equipment, movies, games).

  10. Ensures that admission assessments and reports (a summary of findings) on all admissions are completed and distributed as necessary. Maintains a filing of admission assessments which is accessible to treatment team and other individuals as necessary.

  11. Ensures that Residential Activity portion of Master Treatment Plan is completed and goals are generated based on relevant assessment findings.

  12. Serves as a member of assigned treatment team(s) and performs associated functions (i.e. treatment team documentation, meeting participation).

  13. Participates in and/or supervises the development and implementation of new treatment components within the facility program.

  14. Develops training curriculums and conducts training presentations for facility, company and community organizations/groups, as requested.

  15. Actively participates in program development and modification within the facility, company and other organizations, as requested.

  16. Demonstrates understanding of behavioral program, as well as skill in problem solving.

  17. Demonstrates understanding and implementation of sexual abuser treatment program.

  18. Demonstrates understanding of human sexuality, as well as skill in discussing sexual issues with residents without embarrassment.

  19. Develops a therapeutic relationship (compassionate, caring, supportive) with each resident while maintaining role as an appropriate authority figure.

  20. Creates and fosters an atmosphere whereby residents are continually given choices and subsequently taught how to make effective, moral choices.

  21. Regularly monitors the safety of the facility/residents and ensures that residential staff work with the residents and peers to keep risk factors at a minimum. Assures that any security or safety issues are reported immediately upon discovery.

  22. Makes needed policy recommendations to supervisor, the Administrator, Human Resources Manager or appropriate personnel for improvements in the area of program structure.

  23. Conducts other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  24. Ensures safety of all residents and staff through compliance with all regulations and through active participation in committees as designated.

  25. Ensures provision of quality services through active participation in committees/programs as designated.

  26. Meets with supervisor on a regular basis for supervision.

  27. Demonstrates knowledge of state licensing regulations, contractual requirements, CARF standards, HIPAA policy, ordinances, laws and other regulations required by his/her position and acts consistently and in obedience to same.

  28. Completes are required reports and program forms appropriately and on time.

  29. Keeps personnel file complete and maintains or submits any record, report, or documentation required, doing so with all due quality and in a timely fashion.

  30. Maintains security and confidentiality of all documentation related to residents and ensures that documentation is appropriately filed and stored.

  31. Ensures all required documentation is appropriately distributed.

  32. Obtains and documents required hours each year of in-service, training, conference and workshop attendance, or other presentations related to work at Hermitage Hall.

  33. Attends required training (e.g. Handle with Care) as necessary.

Job Requirements

A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy or recreation with emphasis in therapeutics.  Prefer experience in scheduling and activity planning, facilitation of recreational therapy, teambuilding, skill building and group dynamics.  Knowledge of assessment regarding social skills, recreational skills, etc. preferred.  Experience in treatment planning and education preferred.


Valid State Drivers License with appropriate Endorsements, national certification or eligible for certification.


Ability to communicate positively and effectively with residents, families, staff and outside agencies.  Ability to demonstrate strong written communication skills and grammar.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy/procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and document client behavior.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally be required to physically restrain clients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of client and staff.


The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local and long-distance travel as required by facility needs.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. 


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