Full Time Recreational Therapist – UNI

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and University of Utah Health are seeking a full-time Recreational Therapist to practice in our new Young Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (YA CAT) Program at the UNI Murray location!

This position is responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating recreation therapy interventions and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided. This Tuesday through Saturday position will also provide RT services at UNI’s other service lines.


Program Overview:
The Young Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (YA CAT) Program at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute is an elective service that offers a 4-8 week, comprehensive clinical evaluation for individuals of ages 18-30 in a residential environment with the capability of providing stabilization in a supervised setting, either before transitioning to the residential facility or if such stabilization is required following decompensation while at the residential facility.

Unlike an acute inpatient hospitalization, the duration of the YA CAT Program allows for the opportunity to conduct expansive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Such interventions include regular psychiatric and medical evaluation, psychological assessment, behavioral and educational/career/vocational assessment, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

The YA CAT Program utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurses, career/vocational specialist, expressive therapists (music, art, and recreation), psychiatric technicians, and dietitians.

The comprehensive nature of the assessment helps to provide diagnostic clarity and guide recommendations for future therapeutic modalities and treatment levels of care.



  • Provides safe and appropriate specialized programs.
  • Assesses patients, develops and implements treatment programs to meet the goals of treatment services and patient needs.
  • Establishes treatment goals.
  • Evaluates therapy results and modifies treatment plans accordingly.
  • Develops discharge plans in collaboration with patient, family and treatment team members.
  • Participates as an active member of the treatment team.
  • Participates in the department and service delivery unit’s quality improvement programs.
  • Evaluates and assists in procurement of needed resources.
  • May assist in orientation, supervision and professional development of new staff and students.



Licenses Required

  • One of the following
    • Current licensure as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS).
    • Current licensure as a Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS)

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Two years of related experience.
  • Current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain one within one month of hire.
  • National certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

If interested, please apply at careers-uuhc.icims.com/jobs/36878/recreational-therapist—young-adult-comprehensive-assessment-treatment-%28cat%29-program%2c-full-time/job?mobile=false&width=850&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360

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