Per Diem Recreation Therapist – Copper Hills Youth Center

Copper Hills Youth Center has an immediate opening for Per Diem Recreation Therapist who is licensed and certified as a TRS, CTRS. Experience with adolescent youth preferred. Duties include (but are not limited to) Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating client care through Recreation Therapy. Competitive wage and a generous shift premium pay.

Copper Hills Youth Center is a 197-bed private residential treatment center for adolescents 12-17 years of age. We counsel, teach and mentor children placed in our care and give each child a chance to make successful changes. We strive to improve lives and help children help themselves. At Copper Hills, we treat boys and girls who have emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. We also specialize in caring for patients with Asperger’s syndrome. For youth with co-existing substance abuse problems, we offer weekly individualized therapy that focuses on education, recovery and abstinence. Our accredited private school allows students to continue their education while receiving treatment. Copper Hills Youth Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Company / Organization Name: Copper Hills Youth Center
Type: Part Time
Position Title: Per Diem Recreation Therapist
Minimum Requirements 1. Education and/or Experience
Bachelors degree from four year college or university with two years related experience and /or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of one-year experience preferred.
2. Language Skills
Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write progress notes and business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and general public.
3. Mathematical Skill
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest percentages and record receipts for petty cash reimbursement.
4. Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
5. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification/ or eligible for certification. CPR and First Aid certification.
6. Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand: walk use hands to finger, handle or feel: reach with hands and arms: climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell, the employee must frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds. Specific depth perception, and ability to adjust focus to perform the requirements of the position and to assist in the monitoring of the patients. The employee must have satisfactory health, stamina, and strength as the position necessitates frequent participation in physical activities with the patient population such as physical exercises.
7. Physical Restraint
This position requires the ability to physically restrain patients. The Frequency and rationale for using CPI is for the purpose of prevention of harm to self and others.
8. Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex or race, exhibit defiance, dishonesty and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Application Deadline ASAP
Contact Name: Summer Knowlden
Application Email / Phone / URL: Submit application atΒ jobs.uhsinc.com/job/west-jordan/per-diem-recreation-therapist-2017/1189/3808180
Location: 5899 West Rivendell Drive West Jordan, UT 84088
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