Full Time Recreational Therapist – New Haven RTC

New Haven RTC is hiring a Recreational Therapist, Full Time-32 hours weekly, to work in a residential treatment program for adolescent girls between the ages of 13 to 17 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Recreational Therapists provide 4-6 weekly RT sessions and 2 general groups. They maintain and inspect High Ropes Course and other equipment. Strong applicants will possess an affinity for Relational, Experiential and Systemic modalities. Applicants must possess skills in discernment, therapeutic theory, intervention and teaching techniques. Applicants must be capable of holding appropriate boundaries with students and their parents, have the ability to assess and interpret student behavior, and are able to make critical decisions based on input from multiple sources. New Haven employs a Team Delivery Model of treatment, engaging representatives from Clinical, Residential, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, and Academics in our Treatment Team. RT’s complete the RT section of each master treatment plan for each student. They plan, assist and/or lead company ceremonies. Plan and implement 1-2 long Saturdays a month. Assist with activities during family weekend at both campuses.

New Haven Residential Treatment Center is a nationally recognized therapeutic program. We’ve been treating adolescent girls and their families since 1995. The secret to our success is our focus on family work. We believe that in order for an adolescent to go home healthy and stay healthy her family must make changes as well. The families we work with are actively engaged in family therapy and the entire treatment process. Many students enrolling at New Haven have been to several treatment programs before finding us. Our goal is to be their last stop for inpatient treatment. To ensure this, we use feedback-informed treatment to guide the therapeutic process. Our outcomes data provide real-time answers about whether our approach is working or not. We are constantly striving to become better, and our industry-leading outcomes help us do that. We believe in collaboration. The clinical department meets weekly with the residential, medical, and academic departments in a weekly treatment team. We review each student, each week, to make sure she’s progressing. Our therapists use a variety of modalities to ensure the highest level of care. These include relationship-based therapies such as service and therapeutic recreation. As a New Haven employee, you’ll have the opportunity to empower adolescent girls and heal families every day.  Our clinical program is unique with a rich learning and supportive atmosphere. We have an exceptional work environment where 98% of our employees would recommend New Haven employment to others. New Haven is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls and their families. After twenty years working together, our treatment team is one of the most experienced in the field of girls’ adolescent treatment. We believe in delivering clinically sophisticated therapies in a context of love and connection. We view the family as the most important system to engage in the healing of any one of its members. At New Haven, our treatment is family focused, values based, and multi-systemic; these three foundational elements make for a clinically sophisticated program that puts relationship at the center of the healing process. New Haven has three campuses in Utah – one in Spanish Fork, Saratoga Springs and Hobble Creek. For more information about New Haven please visit newhavenrtc.com

New Haven is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Company / Organization Name: New Haven Residential Treatment Center
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Recreational Therapist
Minimum Requirements Bachelor Degree in Recreational Management.

National RT Certification and Utah State TRS are required

Two years working as a licensed RT is preferred but not required.

One year working in a residential setting.

Certified in High Rope Course

Ability to pass a Utah State background check

Able to work with a combined team of clinical and residential staff.

Good verbal and written communication

Experience in treating youth.

Ability to create positive relationship.

Professional documentation and charting skills.

Application Deadline Immediate
Contact Name: Erik Backlund
Application Instructions To apply for this position, submit resume to: Erik Backlund at ebacklund(at)innerchange(dot)com
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
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