Recreation Therapy Assistant
Facility: Valleywise Behavioral Health Center - Phoenix
Department: BH Recreational Therapy
Schedule: Regular PT 20 Hours Per Week
Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Therapy Manager, this position participates in completing 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. This position also actively participates in department staff meetings and coordinates special events for patients and staff as well as organization-wide events.
Hourly Pay Rate: $15.60 - $23.01
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, or a related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work.
Must have a minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible recreation assisting activities for physically, mentally, or socially disabled patients in a psychiatric setting experience that demonstrates a strong understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Prefer experience as a Recreation Therapy Assistant or Behavioral Health Tech.
A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is required and must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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.