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Recreation Therapy Assistant
Psych - Recreational Therapy
Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
N11 $14.73 - $22.10 per hour
· Under the direct supervision of Manager Recreation Therapy this position participates in completing recreation therapy intake assessments and documentation, developing and implementing therapeutic groups, maintaining weekly documentation, planning programs and special events, actively participating in department staff meetings, and coordinating agency wide events.
Requires a bachelors' degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, or a related field from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work. Must have at least one (1) year experience assisting with recreation activities for physically, mentally or socially disabled patients in a psychiatric setting, preferably as a Recreation Therapy Assistant or Behavioral Health Tech. Must have current CPR certification. Must possess a general knowledge of medical diagnoses and appropriate interventions. Must have strong teamwork, communication and effective time management skills. Requires the ability to be creative and flexible with groups. Must have excellent documentation skills. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.