Activity Therapist - Acute
North Star Hospital - Anchorage, AK

This job posting is no longer available on Universal Health Services. Find similar jobs:Activity Therapist jobs - North Star Hospital jobs

North Star is Alaska’s premier behavioral health provider that specialized in helping young people with life’s challenges. We recognize that childhood should be a time of joy, fulfillment, growth, and nurturing care. We also recognize that situations happen that are beyond young people’s control or ability to effectively handle. Our programs at North Star work with the family and the community to help facilitate optimal growth and nurturing throughout times of childhood adversity. Our goal is to help young people get on a track that leads to a life of youthfulness – the life that children and adolescents deserve.

We are currently searching for Activity Therapist to join our established team. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide therapeutic recreational and expressive therapy services to patients by serving as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and supporting the facility’s treatment program.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational or Occupational Therapy or related field. CTRS is preferred. A minimum of one year of activity or recreational therapy is preferred. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of expressive arts, recreational therapy theory, and adventure challenge based experience with the ability to apply its principles in a psychiatric setting. Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities and treatment of both individuals and families is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to problem solve, and the ability to work as a team and with a diverse population is a must.