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Shepherd Center
AD: 102131   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/22/2019  

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit 152-bed hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

Our Recreation Therapy Program introduces our patients to a world of leisure enjoyment in adaptive activities such as sports, horticulture, arts and crafts, hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor sports.

In this hands-on position, your team will depend on you for evaluating each patient (adolescent, adult, geriatric) assigned and determining short-term and long-term goals in conjunction with the patient and other team members. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment program to meet these goals with moderate direct supervision, and plan and implement recreational programs and events to meet the needs of patients and the appropriate community. You will also be responsible for periodically assessing effectiveness of treatment programs and adapting and implementing changes as needed; documenting patient care and progress; determining equipment needs; maintaining awareness of and contact with community-based resources for patient and caregiver referrals, providing training as appropriate; plus more.

A Bachelor's degree from accredited program and 3 years experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related specialty field is required. CPR certification is required and can be provided by Shepherd Center. Basic knowledge of therapeutic recreation and/or related specialty field as it relates to spinal cord injury and brain injury, as well as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification by National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is preferred. Membership and active participation in professional organization preferred. Current Georgia driver's license and insurable by Shepherd's auto insurance policy a must.

Shepherd Center has been recognized once again as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018-2019 Best Hospitals ranking and also recognized in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. We have a compassionate and fun culture, and seek employees who want the same for patients and their families, caregivers, and co-workers. Shepherd teams are self-motivated and directed, learn and apply knowledge quickly, are proficient and timely in organizing and completing multiple tasks and projects, have effective and appropriate communication skills in all interactions, and consistently demonstrate proficiency in their area(s) of expertise.

Shepherd Center is a high-performing organization that offers rewarding careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, a diverse workplace culture, enlightened leadership and professional growth opportunities. Please tell us about yourself by completing an application to join us at this great place to work!

Visit Shepherd.org/employment to learn more!

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CONTACT:   human resources SALARY:
LOCATION:
  Georgia PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL:
URL: http://www.Shepherd.org/employment

 

test
AD: 102129   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/16/2019  




CONTACT:   test SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION:
  Pennsylvania PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: test
URL: Link Not Given

 

Recreation Therapeutic Specialist (certified) / Adult -
AD: 102123   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/04/2019  

Meridian is seeking a full time day Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment of recreation and leisure skills to adult and senior patients in our Indiana University / Ball Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric unit located in Muncie, Indiana. Merit based pay compensation plan. Seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a certification or eligibility to apply for a National Council of therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required
  • One year experience working in psychiatric and/or addiction treatment setting and/or with elderly patients preferred
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with adults and geriatric patients
  • A valid drivers license, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and a driving record meeting Meridian's driving policy also required
  • A commitment to providing individual attention to help clients achieve mental, emotional and physical well-being

CONTACT:   Diana Roach SALARY: Based on experience and skill set
LOCATION:
  Indiana PHONE: 7652545123
EMAIL: diana.roach@meridianhs.org
URL: http://240 Tillotson

 

Recreation Therapist
AD: 102121   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 11/28/2018  

CORPORATION: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services. Mission: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services include crisis, transitional and long term residential treatment, day rehabilitation, assisted and independent living, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, multi-service centers, and a shelter for the homeless. Corporation services are provided throughout California.

***THIS POSITION QUALIFIES FOR A RETENTION BONUS; $1000 AWARDED UPON 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT COMPLETED***

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and promote activities and services for people with mental disabilities. The Activities Director, in coordination with the Program Administrator, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all psycho-social educational groups and activities at the Center. These responsibilities also include the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers and adult education teachers.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversee the Activities Component, including implementation, evaluation, planning, development, assessment, and day-to-day operations.

2. Provide client services including psycho-social educational groups, basic living skills classes, social and recreational activities, and community outings with the assistance of adult education teachers and volunteer staff.

3. Plan activities which lead toward community integration, personal independence, and participation in self-help organizations.

4. Coordinate with program staff and other health professionals, as needed, to assure appropriate activities and support of clients.

5. Perform mental health worker duties as assigned.

6. In conjunction with the Program Administrator, assure that volunteer staff and adult education teachers comprehend and comply with all corporate policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

7. Participate in regular 1:1 supervision sessions.

8. Meet PPI standard of Medi-Cal billing of all direct service billable Medi-Cal services. Charting must be accurate and timely.

9. Develop an understanding of the treatment, training, and community involvement and integration goals of clients to facilitate an integrated, cohesive, and supportive approach.

10. Perform short term crisis intervention, when needed.

11. Maintain client confidentiality, consumer rights at all times, and handle client advocacy issues.

12. Develop and maintain a current resource file for client referral.

13. Develop cross cultural awareness of culturally diverse population and apply appropriate interventions in assisting with socio-cultural issues.

14. Assure client safety at all times.

15. Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policy and Procedures and program rules and policies.

16. Attend and participate in all required meetings, as specified by the Program Administrator, including but not limited to: client conference, staff meetings, program planning meetings, linkage meetings with other agencies, and client review meetings.

17. Attend safety trainings and assist with training of those supervised in HIV awareness, TB prevention and treatment, bloodborne pathogen and infection prevention and precaution.

18. Maintain required licenses and certificates, including a valid California Driver's License (Class II/B), first aid certificate, and CPR certificate.

19. Requires driving own vehicle to transport consumer(s) when program vehicle is unavailable, or when medical appointments or referral for client services is required.

20. Complete delegated and required personnel-related paperwork in a timely manner, including Personnel Action Forms.

21. Comply with the PPI policy requirement to submit proof of valid CDL, maintain good driving record, and submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage.

22. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Job Descriptions are subject to change without notice based on needs of the Agency/ Program.

Education Required: B.A. Degree in recreation, social, health, occupational therapy, or behavioral field.


Credentials:

Recreational Therapist - California Board of Parks and Recreation or the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

OR Occupational Therapist - Registered Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Association

OR Music Therapist - Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy and registered in an emergency situation as a music therapist National Association for Music Therapy. Music, Art, Dance therapists also a plus


Experience Required: Two (2) years experience in a recreational, socialization or activities setting. One (1) year coordinator/supervisory/management experience. Experience in planning and implementing activities in a psycho-social setting preferred.


Substitution of Experience for Education: None.


Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to independently develop and follow through with planned group activities. The candidate should have knowledge of community resources and volunteer recruitment. Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner. Ability to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work period.


License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class II/B. Proof of auto insurance.


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam, fingerprint clearance, submit proof of valid California Driver's License, good driving record (must meet insurability requirements of PPI carrier), submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage (employees who drive to and from work and on agency business), successful completion of CPR and First Aid training, and agree to uphold all Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policies and Procedures, 7.10 Confidentiality Agreement, 8.26 Policy on Outside Employment, 8.32 Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, 8.4 Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, 8.9 Policy on Ethics, agree (by signautre) to adhere to 15.0 Drug-Free Workplace Policy, 16.0 & 16.1 Policy on Abuse Reporting, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Polices, and compliance with 28.0 HIPAA Rules and Regulations.


ANKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC. IS AN AA/EEO EMPLOYER

Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, marital status, age, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. Minorities/Consumers/Ex-Consumers are encouraged to apply.



CONTACT:   Mark Freeberg SALARY: DOE
LOCATION:
  California PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: mfreeberg@ankabhi.org
URL: http://ankabhi.org

 

Recreation Therapist
AD: 102121   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 11/27/2018  

CORPORATION: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services. Mission: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services include crisis, transitional and long term residential treatment, day rehabilitation, assisted and independent living, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, multi-service centers, and a shelter for the homeless. Corporation services are provided throughout California.

***THIS POSITION QUALIFIES FOR A RETENTION BONUS; $1000 AWARDED UPON 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT COMPLETED***

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and promote activities and services for people with mental disabilities. The Activities Director, in coordination with the Program Administrator, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all psycho-social educational groups and activities at the Center. These responsibilities also include the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers and adult education teachers.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversee the Activities Component, including implementation, evaluation, planning, development, assessment, and day-to-day operations.

2. Provide client services including psycho-social educational groups, basic living skills classes, social and recreational activities, and community outings with the assistance of adult education teachers and volunteer staff.

3. Plan activities which lead toward community integration, personal independence, and participation in self-help organizations.

4. Coordinate with program staff and other health professionals, as needed, to assure appropriate activities and support of clients.

5. Perform mental health worker duties as assigned.

6. In conjunction with the Program Administrator, assure that volunteer staff and adult education teachers comprehend and comply with all corporate policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

7. Participate in regular 1:1 supervision sessions.

8. Meet PPI standard of Medi-Cal billing of all direct service billable Medi-Cal services. Charting must be accurate and timely.

9. Develop an understanding of the treatment, training, and community involvement and integration goals of clients to facilitate an integrated, cohesive, and supportive approach.

10. Perform short term crisis intervention, when needed.

11. Maintain client confidentiality, consumer rights at all times, and handle client advocacy issues.

12. Develop and maintain a current resource file for client referral.

13. Develop cross cultural awareness of culturally diverse population and apply appropriate interventions in assisting with socio-cultural issues.

14. Assure client safety at all times.

15. Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policy and Procedures and program rules and policies.

16. Attend and participate in all required meetings, as specified by the Program Administrator, including but not limited to: client conference, staff meetings, program planning meetings, linkage meetings with other agencies, and client review meetings.

17. Attend safety trainings and assist with training of those supervised in HIV awareness, TB prevention and treatment, bloodborne pathogen and infection prevention and precaution.

18. Maintain required licenses and certificates, including a valid California Driver's License (Class II/B), first aid certificate, and CPR certificate.

19. Requires driving own vehicle to transport consumer(s) when program vehicle is unavailable, or when medical appointments or referral for client services is required.

20. Complete delegated and required personnel-related paperwork in a timely manner, including Personnel Action Forms.

21. Comply with the PPI policy requirement to submit proof of valid CDL, maintain good driving record, and submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage.

22. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Job Descriptions are subject to change without notice based on needs of the Agency/ Program.

Education Required: B.A. Degree in recreation, social, health, occupational therapy, or behavioral field.


Credentials:

Recreational Therapist - California Board of Parks and Recreation or the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

OR Occupational Therapist - Registered Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Association

OR Music Therapist - Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy and registered in an emergency situation as a music therapist National Association for Music Therapy. Music, Art, Dance therapists also a plus


Experience Required: Two (2) years experience in a recreational, socialization or activities setting. One (1) year coordinator/supervisory/management experience. Experience in planning and implementing activities in a psycho-social setting preferred.


Substitution of Experience for Education: None.


Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to independently develop and follow through with planned group activities. The candidate should have knowledge of community resources and volunteer recruitment. Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner. Ability to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work period.


License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class II/B. Proof of auto insurance.


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam, fingerprint clearance, submit proof of valid California Driver's License, good driving record (must meet insurability requirements of PPI carrier), submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage (employees who drive to and from work and on agency business), successful completion of CPR and First Aid training, and agree to uphold all Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policies and Procedures, 7.10 Confidentiality Agreement, 8.26 Policy on Outside Employment, 8.32 Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, 8.4 Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, 8.9 Policy on Ethics, agree (by signautre) to adhere to 15.0 Drug-Free Workplace Policy, 16.0 & 16.1 Policy on Abuse Reporting, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Polices, and compliance with 28.0 HIPAA Rules and Regulations.


ANKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC. IS AN AA/EEO EMPLOYER

Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, marital status, age, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. Minorities/Consumers/Ex-Consumers are encouraged to apply.



CONTACT:   Mark Freeberg SALARY: DOE
LOCATION:
  California PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: mfreeberg@ankabhi.org
URL: http://ankabhi.org

 

Adaptive Recreation Programmer
AD: 102112   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 10/31/2018  

The Adaptive Recreation Programmer develops, plans, organizes, supervises, leads and evaluates comprehensive Adaptive Recreation programs and services to specifically meet the needs of community members with disabilities; including the inclusion of people with disabilities into general recreation programs. The Programmer also supports the daily operation of Hilyard Community Center and Washington Park Center. Receives direction and supervision from the Adaptive Recreation Program Manager and the Adaptive and Senior Services Section Manager.

The successful candidate will have a firm understanding of the principles, concepts, trends and best practices of community therapeutic/adaptive and inclusive recreation programming to provide recreation, social, and cultural services for children, youth, adults and seniors with disabilities. The Adaptive Recreation Programmer works alongside a supportive and creative team that values feedback and operates with a visionary mindset, in a dynamic and fluid community center environment.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in therapeutic recreation, human services, and/or a closely related field.
  • Two years of experience with the planning and implementation of recreational programs and services related to therapeutic, adaptive, or inclusive recreation.
  • Requires current Child & Adult First Aid and CPR certifications upon hire, and Food Handler's Permit or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • (other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted)

Preferred Experience

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain CTRS certification within 6 months of hire
  • Two years of experience working as a team with other recreational professionals and/or as lead worker or supervisor of program staff, volunteers, or interns

CONTACT:   Carly Schmidt SALARY: $24.60 - $31.30 Hourly
LOCATION:
  Oregon PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL:
URL: https://www.eugene-or.gov/111/Jobs

 


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