Recreational Therapist
Ridge Behavioral Health System - Lexington, KY

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The Recreational Therapist is responsible for developing and implementing various aspects of the recreational therapy program based upon each units needs and demographics.

Requirements

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation required.
Experience
• Previous mental health experience preferred.
• Inpatient experience preferred.
Certifications/Licensure
• Certification as a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist) required.
• NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention) required. This training also offered upon hire.
• CPR
Other Skills
• Written and oral communication skills.
• Skills in leading therapeutic recreational groups for all ages.
• Skills in time management.
• Knowledge of acute psychological disorders, and advanced principals of abnormal psychology.
• Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential.
• Must demonstrate the ability to treat all age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization’s cross-training, orientation program.
• Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

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