RECREATION THERAPIST in Woodridge, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is looking for dynamic Recreational Therapist who will embrace the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve!

IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF A RECREATIONAL THERAPIST

Compassion. Recreational therapists should be kind and empathetic when providing support to patients and their families. They may deal with patients who are in pain or under emotional stress.

Leadership skills. Recreational therapists must plan, develop, and implement intervention programs in an effective manner. They must be engaging and able to motivate patients to participate in a variety of therapeutic activities.

Listening skills. Recreational therapists must listen carefully to a patient’s problems and concerns. They can then determine an appropriate course of treatment for that patient.

Patience. Recreational therapists may work with some patients who require more time and special attention than others.

Resourcefulness. Recreational therapists customize treatment plans for patients. They must be both creative and flexible when adapting activities or programs to each patient’s needs.

Speaking skills. Recreational therapists need to communicate well with their patients. They must give clear directions during activities or instructions on healthy coping techniques.

 

Job Summary:

Responsible to conduct recreation therapy activities at the treatment site.   Assists in the coordination of all volunteer based recreational activities. Participate in all clinical staffings and departmental meetings relevant to recreational therapy services

 

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications: (education, experience, certification & licensure)

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy.
  • Certification as Recreation Therapy Specialist.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • One (1) year of professional work experience