JOB POSTING: DSHS CSTC Recreation Therapist, Lakewood, WA

DSHS CSTC Recreation Therapist

Salary – $3,294.00 – $4,855.00 Monthly
Location – Pierce County – Lakewood, WA
Job Type – Full Time – Permanent
Department – Dept. of Social and Health Services
Job Number – 2020-07367
Closing – 11/19/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

DSHS Recreation Therapist

Department of Social and Health Services is seeking a Recreation Therapist to join the team at the Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC) in Lakewood, WA.

The Recreation Therapist develops a purposeful Recreation Therapy/Participation program for CSTC clients. In this role, you will administer appropriate Recreation Therapy Assessments to patients who experience severe emotional disabilities. This job requires strong leadership skills, tolerance and patience in working with a challenging population of youth. You will provide guidance, training and mentorship to staff, students and volunteers.

Come join us on our mission of Transforming Lives!

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Plan, organize, and implement a therapeutic recreation plan of care to meet individual patient needs
  • Conduct approximately 15-20 therapy groups per weeks
  • Facilitate improvement of social, cognitive, emotional and physical functional abilities
  • Organize and lead recreation therapy activities both in and outside of hospital environment
  • Confer with interdisciplinary team, individual patients and family members to develop and recommend patient’s therapeutic recreational program
  • Mentor, train, and coordinate the work of recreation therapy students and/or volunteers in the therapeutic recreation procedures

What we’re looking for:

  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a team
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to obtain Lifeguard Certification
  • Eligibility to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) exam or already has certification

Who should apply?

  • Professionals who have graduated from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program –  professional therapeutic recreation experience is a plus, but not required OR equivalent education/experience

Questions? Contact or at business line 360-725-5810 and reference 07367

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