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Recreation Therapist Pool II

Company: Rogers Behavioral Health Careers
Location: Brookfield
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

*$1,000 Retention Bonus Available!

Schedule:
Part-time, Pool II - 8 shifts per month.

Develops, plans, implements, facilitates, directs and evaluates experiential therapy programming in all specialized treatment areas. Knowledge and experience are applied in an educational role with interdisciplinary staff and community resources. Documents within designated program. Is knowledgeable, skillful and have abilities in a wide variety of experiential media. The Experiential Therapist I will have a working knowledge of a psychosocial functioning of patient/resident groups as well as application of expressive activities within a psychiatric setting. These include, but are not limited to, adventure-based and environmental activities, sports, dance, group initiatives, arts/crafts, music, outdoor activities, art media, psychodrama, horticulture, ropes and challenge course.Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, implements, facilitates, directs and evaluates programming in all specialized treatment areas.
  • Able to maintain basic staffing need and daily functioning of department in leader's absence.
  • Coordinates, evaluates, supervises student interns.
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of a psychosocial functioning of patient/resident groups as well as application of expressive activities within a psychiatric setting.
  • Utilizes recreational activities to aid patients /residents to learn to apply and utilize recovery skills being taught in protocol sessions.
  • Provides individualized treatment within a group setting.
  • Awareness of CBT and DBT skills.Additional Job Description:Education/Training Requirements:
    • BS/BA degree is required, preferably in art, music, dance, recreation, or other therapies required. A Master's degree in these areas is preferred.
    • Certification/registration through appropriate credentialing board preferred.
    • Valid driver license in the state of employment (Residential and PHP/IOP assignments).
    • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR or American Red Cross Professional Rescue certification is required within thirty (30) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification.
    • Formal training in management of the aggressive patient is required within sixty (60) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification, including self-defense training.
    • Ropes and Challenge Course training by Rogers Memorial Hospital, with yearly renewal (where applicable to the position).
    • Employees at the Child/Adolescent Day Treatment programs licensed under HFS -40 are required to have at least one (1) year of educational or work experience and a licensure or certification when serving children with mental health disorders.
    • Applicable to Experiential Therapy pool and Experiential Therapy fixed FTE staff dedicated to a residential cost center: Compliance in Residential Care Centers (RCC) and Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) employee training requirements.Art Credential - Cert, Art Therapist Registered - Cert, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Spec - Cert, Dance Therapist - Cert, Music Therapist - Cert

Keywords: Rogers Behavioral Health Careers, Wauwatosa , Recreation Therapist Pool II, Healthcare , Brookfield, Wisconsin

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