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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Company: Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC
Location: Belton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

PURPOSE STATEMENT:Plan, direct and implement activity therapy programs as a component of the patient's treatment plan.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: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.OTHER FUNCTIONS:Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS: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.LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS: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.CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).First aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC, Killeen , Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Other , Belton, Texas

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