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Recreational Therapist

Highland Ridge Hospital
76 reviews
7309 S 180 W, Midvale, UT 84047


7309 S 180 W, Midvale, UT 84047

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Recreational Therapist - Full-Time opportunity!

Great opportunity for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Busy behavioral health setting looking for enthusiastic candidates to join the team as a Recreational Therapist. This is a full-time position.

Join the Highland Ridge team and make a difference every day! We are an 83-bed treatment facility located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. We provide inpatient treatment to people experiencing psychiatric and substance abuse challenges.
  • Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy or other recreation-based field which may be approved for national certification in their area of expertise.
  • Master's degree preferred. Previous experience in recreation in a healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Music Therapist or Art Therapist; OR certification in an expressive therapy area.
While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management reserves the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when circumstances
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  • Complete activity assessment through patient observation and patient/family interview, obtaining information on the patient’s needs, skills, interests and limitations for the development and implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Plan, organize, direct and implement the activities within the treatment program to facility patient progress with treatment goals.
  • Plan and implement an activities program including but not limited to therapeutic leisure skills and activities, leisure education and leisure awareness.
  • Facilitate and lead activity sessions to improve patient mental and physical well-being.
  • Instruct patients in activities and techniques, such are sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques designed to meet their specific needs.
  • Develop treatment plans and implement activity interventions that meet patient needs and interests and helps the patient achieve his/her treatment goals.
  • Engage patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games and community outings.
  • Help patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent.
  • Modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.
  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.