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Recreational Therapist - (113623)

Universal Health Services
Reno, NV 89501
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Willow Springs Center has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and compassionate Recreational Therapist.

The Recreational Therapists perform initial and periodic assessments, treatment planning, and therapeutic services to assist individuals improve their mental and physical health and/or social functioning. They assess recreational interests and physical, mental and/or emotional limitations; review medical records and confer with other personnel regarding physical disabilities, injuries or other medical conditions; evaluate individual needs and strengths; prepare treatment plans and document prescribed therapeutic activities. Recreational Therapists plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and conduct a wide variety of therapeutic activities and individual and group therapy sessions in areas such as assertiveness training, Recreational therapists observe individuals during activities in order to evaluate performance and leisure skill development. They assess and document individual progress in meeting treatment goals; record progress notes and revise treatment recommendations as appropriate; attend interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to provide input regarding therapeutic progress. Finally this position develops recreational and leisure activity resources and ensure the coordination of activities, equipment and resources for programs.

Job Duties

The job duties listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This is not an all-inclusive list of duties.

  1. Develops and implements activities to increase social, cognitive, physical and creative aspects of the patient.
  2. Provides direction, education and in-service to other program personnel regarding therapeutic activities.
  3. Manages therapeutic space, supplies, and equipment ensuring cleanliness, orderliness and safety.
  4. Provides quality customer service when dealing with patients/families, other team members, physicians, co-workers, and other departments.
  5. Creates a positive environment by managing unpredictable situations.
  6. Designs groups that meet individual needs based on treatment plans; integrates individualized needs with the larger community programming.
  7. Ensures that activities are age-specific and address the specific therapeutic requirements of the patients.
  8. Facilitates and/or co-facilitates therapeutic recreation activities, psycho-educational groups and one to one interventions.
  9. Relates to patients in a respectful, professional and ethical manner.
  10. Develops policies utilizing innovative rehabilitation and therapeutic recreational group process techniques to improve performance outcomes for clients.
  11. Conducts all groups in accordance with pre-approved policies and procedures.
  12. May become required to achieve certification in the Ropes Course Programming. Would be expected to maintain certification through continuing education.

Located in the heart of the Sierras, Reno, Nevada provides a destination location where employees can live, work and play. The location itself is a benefit; not to mention Nevada has no state income tax.

Working at Willow Springs Center means building a career that is dynamic and satisfying; having the opportunity to work and learn from some of Nevadas leading mental health professionals; and being a part of something meaningful that changes the world, one child at a time. Work at Willow Springs Center is a life path.

At Willow Springs Center, we seek high performing, compassionate professionals dedicate to impacting the lives of youth ages 5 to 17 years of age. If you desire to make a difference through the work that you do, Willow Springs Center is the place for you.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation or related field.

Experience: At least 2 years of related experience in providing recreational programming for psychiatric or patients aged 5-17 years.

Licensure: Must have current CTRS. Must maintain a valid Nevada driver's license.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements may be considered.

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Posted: 2019-11-26 Expires: 2020-04-02

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