Activity/Recreation Therapist - RRAL Psych Acute Adult Unit in Gadsden, AL at Riverview Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 6/13/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    600 South 3rd Street
    Gadsden, AL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/13/2020

Job Description


Responsibilities

Conducts a therapeutic activity and/or recreation program within the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation of the physically and mentally disabled. The Activity Therapist directs patient participation in selected activities such as therapeutic games, social activities, sports or music to create an atmosphere of sociability, to provide a means of creative expression and to facilitate the learning skills for recreating during hospitalization and after discharge in the community. Creates an environment that allows the patient to explore his/her own potential, cultivate positive morale and minimize distress of illness. Provides therapy and group activities that help with the overall therapeutic process of healing and is not for entertainment or recreation purposes only.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field.
  • Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or Registered Therapeutic Recreation (RTR) preferred.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in Behavioral Healthcare, rehabilitative or SNF setting preferred.
  • Assaultive Behavior Management within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually.
     
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