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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Recreational Therapist - Inpatient Psych in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SUMMARY

We are currently seeking aRecreational Therapistto join our Inpatient Psych team. This part time role will work 72 hours within a two week pay period. Schedule will be rotating between days and evenings, including every 3rd weekend and rotating holidays (day shift 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM / evening shift 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM).

Under general supervision, in order to aid in client rehabilitation, plans, organizes, and conducts a program of recreational activities and outings for groups of juveniles or adults in a residential treatment center, health care facility, or correctional facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES * Organize and encourage suitable participation in recreational activities suited to improve clients physical and mental health conditions * Assess clients social and recreational needs, and develop goals with patients/ clients about treatment areas they would like to improve * Consult with other health care providers and social service providers to discuss and develop overall optimal plans for improving client health and skills * Reviews notes pertaining to clients backgrounds (e.g. work, medical, and social) to determine possible future needs * Maintain records of clients progress toward achieving initial goals, clients participation in group activities, and clients behaviors * Identify current and future material requirements, and order and maintain supplies and equipment for recreational activities and programs * Teach lessons pertaining to academic and recreational skills and lead group activities in areas that improve clients social skills, organizational skills, communicative abilities, leisure education abilities, life skills, and self-confidence * Provide clients with opportunities to practice what they learn by organizing activities and outings in the community * Supervise clients during recreational groups and activities * Participate in in-service training activities pertaining to safety and security issues, CPR, recreation therapy, and institutional policies

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelors degree in therapeutic recreation or a related field Preferred Qualifications: * Previous group recreation experience with adult psychiatric patients with an emphasis in groups * Experience in illness management and recovery and motivational interviewing * CTRS Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Title: Recreational Therapist - Inpatient Psych

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 211275

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