Recreational Therapist in Norwalk, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 10/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Recreational Therapist

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Recreation Therapist who:

Plans, directs, and coordinates recreation-based treatment programs for people with mental illness. Provides treatment services and recreational therapy services using a variety of techniques, including arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and movement, and music.


Essential Functions:

Assesses patients using information from observations, medical records, standardized assessments, the medical staff, the clients' families, and the clients themselves. Develops and implements therapeutic interventions consistent with the clients' needs and interests. Helps patients integrate into the community by teaching them how to use community resources and recreational activities.

Performs patient care in accordance with identified needs and established policies, procedures and protocols. Plans treatment programs. Evaluates patient's response to interventions. Modifies treatment plan appropriately.

Works in conjunction or collaboration with physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists.

Documents in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Required

Work Experience:

Recreation therapy experience: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC) certification: Preferred

Schedule:

8 hour shift

Day shift