Recreation Therapist - On Call

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 3 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description

Cascade Behavioral Health has an immediate opening for an on-call full time Recreational Therapist. The Recreational Therapist is responsible for overseeing the therapeutic activities program. The Recreational Therapist is responsible for overseeing the therapeutic activities program. The Certified Recreation Therapist will ensure the program is appropriate to the needs and interest of patients and is directed toward restoring and maintaining optimal levels of physical and psycho-social functioning.


  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and possess the ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, peers, clinical and non-clinical staff, supervisors and managers as well as staff in community organizations.
  • Must possess the ability to work alone and be able to accomplish patient goals without direct supervision.
  • Ability to understand and address patient and family expectations and provide excellence in care and service consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, values and behavioral standards.
  • Working knowledge or self-initiative to become knowledgeable of applicable local, state, and federal laws and accreditation standards as applicable to the role.
  • Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, in a way that is understood by patients, family members and others related to the mental health care team.
  • Experience/Skills:

  • 6 months Recreational Therapist/Therapeutic Recreation experience in healthcare organization within the past three years preferred.
  • National certification in Therapeutic Recreation required within 6 months to 1 year of employment.
  • DOH Counselor Agency Affiliated certification within 30 days of hire required. 
  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Job Requirements