JOB POSTING: DSHS Recreation Therapist, ESH, Medical Lake, WA

DSHS Recreation Therapist

It won’t take you long to experience the rewarding feeling of being alongside dedicated team members committed to patient needs and success as a Recreation Therapist at Eastern State Hospital.

Join our team in a role where you are valued and have the ability to strengthen the importance of Therapeutic Recreation in psychiatric rehabilitation. You’ll enjoy partnering and providing input with a diverse team of disciplines giving you an endless opportunity to learn and expand on your patient care knowledge.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide therapeutic recreation services utilizing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation (APIE) processes.
  • Communicate and advocate in applying Therapeutic Recreation services for meeting patient needs.
  • Strengthen and support the different therapy roles by assisting with daily tasks and providing coverage.
  • Provide consultation and recommendations to a multidisciplinary treatment team regarding patient’s needs to improve their quality of life.

To be successful, you’ll need: 

  • Understanding of the different requirements/roles of Recreation Therapists in an inpatient setting.
  • To advocate for Therapeutic Recreation and the benefits it provides.
  • Be skillful in group facilitation, developing therapeutic relationship, and assessing patient functioning and need.
  • Have strength in communicating with the different disciplines of a treatment team and hospital staff.
  • Be skilled in managing self in a compassionate, professional, organized, time sensitive, flexible manner with willingness to learn on the job.

We are looking for a professional who has:

  • A National Certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or have a date established to take the required exam to be certified.
  • Graduated  from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program.
  • Clinical Experience in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Experience working with the psychiatric population.
  • Washington State Department of Health registration as a Recreation Therapist or ability to obtain prior to hire.
11/19/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


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