The Recreational Therapist provides therapeutic recreational and expressive therapy services to patients, serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, and supports the facility's treatment program and philosophy. Additionally, the Recreational Therapist:
Completes Activity Therapy assessments on all assigned cases; meet with each resident within timelines given, summarizing individual ability, motivation, and preference.
Participates in Master Treatment planning and provide input towards treatment plan updates. Accurately document behaviors in the Therapeutic Progress section of each monthly Treatment plans
Updates assigned cases.
Provides therapeutic recreation and expressive therapy groups as assigned and according to the unit schedule; group interventions directly related to Treatment Plan objectives; effectively manage group process to maximize therapeutic benefit.
Role models group facilitation skills, conducting group activities with deliberate therapeutic purpose
Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment; organize the activity therapy area to minimize injuries, oversee the maintenance of equipment used in experiential activities
Supports departmental goals by offering and accepting constructive feedback in all professional relationships, demonstrating healthy boundaries, modifying behavior in response to feedback
Works with interdisciplinary team to support rules and expectations, communicating plans for activities in advance, bringing concerns or input in support of the therapeutic milieu
Accurately documents progress in Weekly Progress Toward Treatment Objectives, Recreation Specialist Weekly Progress Note on all assigned cases in a timely manner.
Receives annual training to maintain State licensing requirements, maintain Wilderness First Responder certification, enhancing recreation therapy skills for Wilderness and Adventure experience programming