Full Time Recreational Therapist – Utah State Developmental Center

Do you enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts and other recreational activities? The Utah State Developmental Center is looking for a compassionate, energetic person to fill our Recreational Therapist position. Join our staff who are dedicated to maintaining the physical, social and emotional well-being of the individuals that reside at our facility.


Principle Duties

Preparing and performing recreational therapy assessments
Implementing recreational therapy activities and programs
Functionally supervise and train staff to assist with recreational activities
Maintaining records to comply with federal requirements
Writing reports indicative of progress or regression of the individuals


Ideal Candidate

The model candidate for this position is someone who:
understands and is passionate about the need of recreational therapy for individuals with special needs
is enthusiastic, flexible, and willing to try things they haven’t done before
has experience working with the intellectually disabled population
has experience in the recreational therapy field
has a good foundation of knowledge on how to write programs and goals for those with recreational needs


Why You Should Join Our Team

The selected candidate will be part of a team promoting independent life skills for the intellectually disabled individuals in our care. In return, you will be given opportunities for advancement and an excellent benefit package. A positive work-life balance is promoted through paid time off allowing you to spend more time with your family. Additional compensation is available through a referral program for selected positions. The Agency The Recreational Therapist will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as a statewide resource center for people with disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support. Click on the following link for more information: usdc.utah.gov

Example of Duties

Adapting program(s) to meet specific needs or concerns.
Monitoring cases to ensure that treatment plans are being followed.
Discussing results, findings and/or recommendations with appropriate parties.
Acting as a resource to team members, participates in team and professional meetings and gives input as to needs of clients.
Assisting with the Equine assisted learning program.

Schedule: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. Saturday/Sunday off (Schedule may vary)

Company / Organization Name: Utah State Developmental Center
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Recreational Therapist
Minimum Requirements Licensure as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Utah.

Follows all practices and requirements of the Recreational Therapy Practice Act and the Recreational Therapy Practice Rule

Identify developmental needs of others and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities

Evaluate treatment effectiveness

Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally

Oversee the appropriate use of equipment, facilities

Maintain and/or repair tools and equipment

Ability to observe details at close range and at a distance.

Ability to observe physical conditions, behavior or surroundings for potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.

Ability to hear sounds that may indicate potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.

Application Deadline April 1, 2020
Contact Name: Lauren Christiansen
Application Instructions governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/2736250/recreational-therapist-ii/apply?keywords=recreationaltherapist
Location: American Fork, UT

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