Recreational Therapist
Hennepin County Medical Center - Minneapolis, MN

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Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) offers employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including our downtown Minneapolis hospital and clinics, and neighborhood clinics throughout the metro area. We are committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families, and staff, and we encourage interested applicants with bilingual and bicultural skills to apply for positions at HCMC.

Part-time (72 hours/pay period) opportunity currently available in Inpatient Psychiatry. Schedule is rotation Days/Evenings along with e/o 3rd weekend rotation.

Bachelors degree in therapeutic recreation.
• Previous group recreation experience with adult psychiatric patients with an emphasis in groups emphasizing interpersonal skills, leisure awareness, life skills, benefits of exercise and staying active is highly desirable.
--Experience in Illness Management and Recovery and Motivational Interviewing desirable.
--Certified Recreation Therapist.

-Organize and encourage suitable participation in recreational activities suited to improve clients physical and mental health conditions.

-Assess clients social and recreational needs, and develop goals with patients/clients abouttreatment areas they would like to improve.

-Consult with other health care providers and social service providers to discuss and develop overall optimal plans for improving client health and skills.

-Reviews notes pertaining to clients backgrounds (e.g. work, medical, and social) to determinepossible future needs.

-Maintain records of clients progress toward achieving initial goals, clients participation in group activities, and clients behaviors.

-Identify current and future material requirements, and order and maintain supplies and equipment for recreational activities and programs. life skills, and self-confidence.

-Lead and co-facilitate groups in areas that improve client’s social skills, organizational skills, leisure education abilities, life skills and coping skills. Lead and co-facilitate Illness Management and Recovery groups, with a working knowledge of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment and Motivational Interviewing.

-Provide clients with opportunities to practice what they learn by organizing activities and outings in the community.

-Supervise clients during recreational groups and activities.

-Participate in in-service training activities pertaining to safety and security issues, CPR, recreation therapy, and institutional policies.


You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment! HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for our ever-changing population and is a place you'll feel challenged, rewarded, and appreciated. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for both current and future employees, who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. Thanks for choosing HCMC!

HCMC has the following Success Factors that apply to all our employees to ensure competency. They are: exhibits accountability, demonstrates ethics and trustworthiness, delivers customer service, embraces differences, uses resources wisely, communicates clearly, builds and strengthens relationships, champions change and seeks continuous growth. Employees must be able to demonstrate competency in these areas.

Please Note: external applicants selected for an interview with Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a Criminal Background Study. Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background studies.

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