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CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST

CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST

Job Description

CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION THERAPIST
 

General Healthcare Resources, an established leader in the professional healthcare staffing industry, is in need of a qualified Recreation Therapist in suburban Baltimore.  You will provide meaningful therapeutic recreation services to a wide spectrum of students in order to develop their abilities to interact with others in a team and increase their self-esteem.

Some of the responsibilities of the position include:

  • In conjunction with the Activities Leaders and treatment teams of each unit, identifies programming needs; selects students for program participation, both individually and in groups, for goal setting, skill acquisition activities, and future planning.
  • Designs and creates new therapeutic programs and projects for the students to keep the residents engaged, all while building confidence in their abilities and promoting their teamwork skills.
  • In conjunction with the Activities Leaders, coordinates and executes facility-wide activities and plans monthly activities calendar.
  • Utilizes a wide range of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, animals and community reintegration to help improve students’ physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Develops and executes appropriate treatment in therapeutic programs based on the student’s age, diagnosis, and developmental status, as well as their needs and interests.
  • Collaboration with treatment teams and medical staff required to develop appropriate therapeutic programs.
  • Provides leadership and training to other Activities staff on program development.
  • Frequent internal and external communication is required to ensure ongoing service and clarify issues/processes.

This is a FULL TIME position, 40 hours per week with weekend and evening hours required.  The salary range is from $47,500 - $50,000 annually depending on experience.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please contact Krista Rachubinski at: (877) 664-6661 ext. 790 or email:  [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

 

Job Requirements

CERTIFIED THERAPETIC RECREATION SPECIALIST

 

*  Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required.
*  Previous experience with adolescents required.
*  Previous acute psychiatric and/or crisis evaluation experience preferred.
*  Must demonstrate the necessary skills and attitude to provide a learning environment for the youth.
*  Must be creative, enthusiastic and have ability to keep residents engaged.
*  Must pass a company-paid Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Education, Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID KR MD-CTRS
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CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST


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