Full Time Recreational Therapist II – Utah Department of Corrections

This position is located at the Department of Corrections, Utah State Draper Prison with Mental Health/Clinical Services. This is a lead level job and entry hourly rate is $ 17.43. This individual is an expert in the field of recreational therapy and functionally supervises staff; provides the full range of recreational therapy activities to patients or residents of a state institution. A Recreational Therapist will perform a variety of support services such as;­­­­ ­ preparing and recommending therapeutic recreation, leisure education, and diversionary recreation activities for individual clients, group activities and units activities. Performs recreational therapy assessments and interest surveys and implements recreational therapy programs for individual clients. Supervises therapeutic exercises, leisure education and recreation activities. Ideal candidate will have or possess: Experience providing recreation therapy for individuals living in an institutional setting Excellent communication skill and positive attitude Organized Skills Excellent leadership skills For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to corrections.utah.gov

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package from day one. “If you are a Department of Corrections employee, salary will be based on career ladder.


Company / Organization Name: Department of Corrections
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Recreational Therapist II (Job #10865)
Minimum provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony

coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s)

evaluate information against a set of standards

speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally

functionally supervise interns, volunteers, seasonals, or resident workers

information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effectiveness

agency and/or organizational program(s)

make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions

develop individualized treatment plans

communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing

enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form.

lead the work of others by monitoring, reviewing, training co-workers and/or delegating work

develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations

establish objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives

perform group and/or client therapeutic assessments

deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism

assess organizational needs such as staffing, training, security, etc.

train institutional staff in therapy procedures, methods and techniques

Application Deadline When filled
Contact Name: Debbie Martinez-Orth
Application Instructions Please go to statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/ and put in your application. This will ensure we have received your application with State Jobs, for the Department of Corrections. Thank you, Debbie
Location: Utah State Prison, 14425 S. Bitterbrush Ln, Draper, UT, 84020
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