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Recreation Therapist Full Time

Company: Allied Health
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Location BIRMINGHAM, AL 35212 US (Primary) Career Area Allied Health Category Recreational therapy Job Description Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only free-standing, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Greater Birmingham, Ala area. Hill Crest s campus-like setting provides an active, positive treatment environment for patients and their families. Drawing from a rich tradition in treating psychiatric illness for more than 80 years, Hill Crest remains on the cutting edge of new developments and offers a full continuum of care for both inpatient and outpatient: acute child, adolescent, and adult. Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services also offers residential treatment for adolescents (ages 12 17) from Alabama and other states in need of long-term treatment, due to severe behavioral, emotional and/or family problems. To learn more visit: ***************************** Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is currently seeking a Recreational Leader to join our team. This person is responsible for the provision of therapeutic recreation to facility patients and residents. This involves the utilization of individual and/or group activities, as well as community outings to socialize, or re-socialize patients, and teach, or re-teach leisure activities to pursue post-discharge. Assist in orienting the patient to the value of an appropriate leisure life style, as well as educating him/her as to leisure resource in his/her own community. Special focus is on motivating patients who often fail to participate in other hospital therapies. Duties and Accountabilities: * Establishes treatment goals and objectives to meet individual needs of patients and determines the leisure modality by which these goals are achieved. * Instruct patients in the proper use of equipment and supplies used in leisure activities, preventing injury to patients and staff. * Evaluates each patient's progress and the effectiveness of treatments and records results on patient's chart. * Develops and applies clinical skills by interviewing and assessing patient's level of functioning; observing patient participation in leisure activities, and their response to the same. * Conduct recreational groups as assigned, with focus on motivating patients to participate. * Facilitates therapeutic milieu on assigned units. * Educates/counsels patients in regard to their personal leisure life style and create an awareness of recreation resources in their own community. * Maintains credentials for certification and hospital employment. * Consistently demonstrates competency in day-to-day scheduling of duties by completing tasks on time with little assistance from others as required. * Coordinates one special event and one community service project for residential patients each month. * Advises RN or Program Director of ethical or patient care concerns. * Intervenes to decrease panic/anxiety of patients as needed. Supports work of RN's, Therapists, and other staff. Job Requirements :: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Master's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation * One (1) year experience in psychiatric setting preferred. * Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth and development of the population served. * Certification in therapeutic recreation * New hires are required to attend 1 full week of New Employee Orientation on day shit, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday * Must successfully pass background check and drug screen. Hill Crest BHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Hill Crest BHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Hill Crest BHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Hill Crest BHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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