JOB POSTING: Recreational Therapist, PACE Redmond, Providence ElderPlace, Redmond, WA

Full Time Job Opening at Providence ElderPlace-Redmond
Recreational Therapist – Pace Redmond
Job Number: 275588
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Providence is calling a Recreational Therapist (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Pace Redmond at Providence ElderPlace in Redmond, WA.

This position provides a variety of opportunities to develop and implement therapeutic interventions for participants in individual and group settings. Conducts individual assessments to identify the participants’ leisure and recreational interests and needs.

In this position you will:
Develop and present Recreation Therapy plans of care on all participants.
•Assess participants’ leisure needs and abilities. Educate participants on community and home leisure resources at participants’ request.
•Participate in the interdisciplinary team meetings to give and receive information on participants.
•Develop and implement programming for a variety of therapeutic and leisure groups to provide for the cognitive, emotional, spiritual and physical health of the participants. Develop diagnosis specific programming including, but not limited to, dementia and mental health diagnoses. Coordinates with other staff to provide the programming. Participate in educating staff on techniques to maintain a calm, low stimulation environment for the dementia program and how to remove participants during therapeutic activities for other appointments.
•Develop and implement individual Recreation Therapy programs for those participants who are in need of, or who prefer, one to one recreational programming.
•Contribute to ongoing quality improvement for Recreation Therapy as a member of the PACE cohort of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

Required qualifications for this position include:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy.
•Two (2) years of work experience providing recreation with the elderly or disabled.
•Current CTRS through NCTRC.
•Recreation Therapist registration from the State of Washington.
•Current certification in CPR or ability to be certified within three months of employment. (Some facilities may not require).
•Food Handler’s Permit (or must obtain within 14 days of hire)
•A valid driver’s license and have access to daily use of an insured reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites as required. (Some facilities may not require).

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