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Activity Therapist - CTRS - Recreation/Recreational Therapist

Company: Acadia Healthcare Inc
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Activity Therapist - CTRSBENEFITS:

In addition to working for a premier treatment center with competitive pay, our employees enjoy these other great benefits:

* Three medical plan levels, dental and vision insurance
* HSA with Company contribution
* FSA, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
* Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life Insurance
* Short Term and Long Term Insurance
* 401k with Company match
* EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
* Employee Discount Program
* Generous PTO, Sick Time, paid holidays and professional development reimbursement


* Complete activity assessment through patient observation and patient/family interview, obtaining information on the patient's needs, skills, interests and limitations for the development and implementation of the treatment plan.
* Plan, organize, direct and implement the activities within the treatment program to facility patient progress with treatment goals.
* Plan and implement an activities program including but not limited to therapeutic leisure skills and activities, leisure education and leisure awareness.
* Facilitate and lead activity sessions to improve patient mental and physical well-being.
* Instruct patients in activities and techniques, such are sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques designed to meet their specific needs.
* Develop treatment plans and implement activity interventions that meet patient needs and interests and helps the patient achieve his/her treatment goals.
* Engage patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games and community outings.
* Help patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent.
* Modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.
* Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.


* Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreational Therapy or related field required.
* Master's degree preferred.
* Three or more years' experience in recreation in a healthcare setting with knowledge of patient population served by the facility required.
* Previous experience in recreation in a healthcare setting is preferred.
* Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or currently in the process of obtaining national certification; OR certified in the area of specialty (Art, Dance, Music, etc.) OR clinical professional licensure (LCPC, LPC, etc.) with certification in expressive therapy area required.

Keywords: Acadia Healthcare Inc, Chicago , Activity Therapist - CTRS - Recreation/Recreational Therapist, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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