Part Time Recreation Therapist – Wasatch Crest Recovery

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for recreation therapy programming at Wasatch Crest. The Recreation Therapist meets with clients to complete recreation therapy assessment and supports them in their journey toward recovery. The Recreation Therapist strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance through compassion, empathy, and feedback as necessary. The Recreation Therapist is responsible for charting requirements and aftercare/discharge planning for assigned clients. The Recreation Therapist reports directly to the Director of Recreation Therapy.


Company / Organization Name: Wasatch Crest Addiction Treatment Center
Type: Part Time
Position Title: Recreation Therapist (part-time)
Minimum Requirements Core Competencies:
• Current national certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist by the National Counsel for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
• Current license in the State of Utah as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
• Minimum of 1 years experience in a day treatment, residential, or hospital setting and 1 years experience with substance use, and/or trauma treatment
• Must be able to complete documentation up to standard and within required time-frames
• Must have a valid driver’s license in Utah
• Must be physically and mentally able to assist in an emergency situation
• Must have a TB screen within the last year or able to get one within 14 days of hire
• Ability to interact in a residential environment while maintaining appropriate boundaries
• Knowledge of evidence based treatment modalities Duties and

Responsibilities:
• Ensures client recreation therapy assessments are complete within 72 hours of admission to program
• Develops, documents, implements and participates treatment plans for clients. Ensures client treatment goals are established within one week of admission
• Conducts recreation therapy groups and off site activities
• Plans and develops alumni activities
• Coordinates quarterly offsite camping and therapeutic outings.
• Assists clients in identifying and researching healthy recreation activities during and following treatment
• Tracks and manages rec therapy budget within company guidelines
• Coordinates care with all members of client’s treatment team within the company and outside providers and documents care coordination appropriately
• Completes all administrative and clinical documentation of a client’s treatment including but not limited to documentation related to admission, treatment plan, group sessions, treatment plan updates, and discharge plans, as these documents relate to meeting government regulations, certification requirements, and client health insurance requirements for reimbursement
• Communicates with assigned client’s health insurance companies as needed (e.g., pre-certification, utilization review) to facilitate reimbursement and documents these activities
• Designs and leads employee trainings as assigned by Clinical Director
• Interacts in the therapeutic milieu and provides support to clients in free time
• Participates in weekly clinical case staffing meeting
• Participates in marketing activities as requested by Business Development including speaking engagements, facility tours, lunch and learns, etc.
• Completes other duties as assigned by Clinical Director or Director of Recreation Therapy

Application Deadline ASAP
Contact Name: Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS
Application Instructions Please send the following items to Adelinn Cook, Director of Recreation Therapy at adelinn(at)wasatchcrest(dot)com:
– resume
– cover letter
– copy of NCTRC certification
– copy of Utah state TRS license
Location: Heber City, UT

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