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Recreational Therapist- Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/13/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is seeking a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapist (CTRS) / Recreational Therapist. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who has a desire to impact the lives of those struggling with addiction and is a team player. If you feel you meet the qualifications and would like to join our team, please apply! 


Woodridge Interventions

2221 64th Street

Woodridge, IL 60517




At Abraxas Youth & Family Services, we believe our job is to help improve people's lives.

Changing one life changes everything.


Job Summary:

The Recreational Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating medically appropriate recreation programs for patients. Directs and organizes such activities as sports, dramatics, games, and arts and crafts to assist patients to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities. Regulates content of program in accordance with patients’ capabilities, needs and interests. Instructs patients in relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, concentration, and other activities, to reduce stress and tension. Instructs patients in calisthenics, stretching and limbering exercises, and individual and group sports. Counsels and encourages patients to develop leisure activities. Organizes and coordinates special outings and accompanies patients on outings. Prepares individual training plans, progress charts and periodic reports for medical staff and other members of treatment team, reflecting patients’ reactions and evidence of progress or regression, and modifying recreation accordingly. May supervise and conduct in-service training of other staff members, review their assessments and program goals, and consult with them on selected cases.


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