Full Time Recreation Therapist – New Haven Residential Treatment Center

Full-time 32 hours weekly; 6-hour day shifts — benefits offered. At the most basic level, New Haven is a residential treatment center and accredited school for troubled adolescent girls. On a deeper level, New Haven is the efforts of countless individuals working to ensure that our girls are given a safe environment where they can build meaningful relationships with employees, driving healing and growth both for the girl herself and for her family. We emphasize familial connection because we believe that change within the family environment is just as important as change within the individual for long-term impacts. If you understand the importance of healthy boundaries in relationships and want to participate in facilitating such a relational process to help our girls build a more hopeful future, then New Haven is the place for you! The Opportunity: Recreational Therapists provide 4 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. Our clinical program is unique with a rich learning and supportive atmosphere.

Company / Organization Name: New Haven Residential Treatment Center
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Recreation 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. Able and willing to be certified in the high ropes course through New Haven’s onsite 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 Until Filled
Contact Name: Annie Kofoed
Application Instructions If this opportunity sounds right for you, please apply on our job site: newhavenrtc.com/careers/
Location: Spanish Fork, UT & Saratoga Springs, UT

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