Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Behavioral Health Center - Mesa

Department: BH Recreational Therapy

Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Therapy Manager, the Recreation Therapist completes recreation therapy intake assessments and documentation, developing and implementing therapeutic groups, maintaining weekly documentation, planning programs and special events, actively participating in department staff meetings and coordinating agency wide events.




Requires a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Must have a minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible experience assisting with recreation activities for physically, mentally or socially disabled patients in a psychiatric setting that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer prior experience as a Recreation Therapy Assistant. Requires certification as a Recreational Therapist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC). Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months. Must possess a general knowledge of medical diagnoses and appropriate interventions. Must have strong teamwork, communication and effective time management skills. Requires the ability to be creative and flexible with groups. Must have excellent documentation skills. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

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