Recreation Therapist-Behavioral Health

Company: Regional Health ( Learn More )

General Information
US-SD-Rapid City
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Job Description


RCH Behavioral Health

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Day (United States of America)

Job Summary

Develop and provide individual and group patient confidence building programs designed to help to prevent or alleviate physical, mental, and social problems. Programs will improve self confidence, self control, and relieves depression and anger.

Job Description

Essential Functions: ●Assesses patients using information from observations and families as appropriate and develops a treatment plan individualized to the patient’s needs and interests. ●Assists with the orientation of professional and non-professional personnel and students. ●Develops and implements an activity program designed to improve self confidence, self control, and relieve depression and anger. ●Develops and maintains positive liaison partnership with community agencies, vendors, and services that could assist or supplement the therapy planned for patients on an ongoing basis. ●Documents services provided and patient participation for each patient in activities program in patient chart at the end of the shift, as reflected in chart review. ●Educates patients and staff in recreational opportunities that address the special needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups. ●Holds age appropriate activity groups and individual sessions as appropriate and scheduled. ●Performs or makes arrangements for routine maintenance of activities equipment. Maintains area, equipment, and supplies in a safe and orderly manner on a daily basis. ●Remains aware of, and contributes to, plan of care by daily chart reviews and/or discussion with unit staff. ●Submits requests for equipment and supplies to Supervisor/Director in a timely manner. ●All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Experience - 1+ years of Behavior Health Experience
Education - Bachelors degree in Recreational Therapy or Related Field

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!

Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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