Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Washington, Spokane / coeur d'alene Spokane / coeur d'alene USA
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Job SummaryExcelsior Wellness Center is currently accepting applications for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.WHO WE ARE: Excelsior is a home-grown WA non-profit integrated health and human service organization offering services through all eight dimensions of wellness. Over 200 individuals implement a 12M annual budget on 34 acres in the city of Spokane and multiple counties in Eastern WA. We offer Care, Hope and Respect for one another and those we serve.Excelsior provide a highly competitive salary and benefits package. We pride ourselves on our employee centered environment marked by unity, collaboration and respect. We have redefined the need for accommodations in the work place, as our responsive approach to meeting employee needs is as individualized as the services we provide. We value the expression of ideas and willingness to collaborate on solutions.POSITION SUMMARY: The selected applicant will assess, diagnose, counsel and provide psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation and assist in care coordination for assigned clients. This role works directly with both internal and external partners to ensure services are in line with identified treatment plansPOSITION SUMMARY: This position will work within Excelsior's Therapeutic Recreation program providing direct client services in outdoor and indoor recreational activities.QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field.Has, or has ability to obtain, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist credential.Experience in planning, scheduling and directing recreational and leisure activities.Ability to administer Standardized Recreation Therapy assessments.Ability to work with a diverse population staff and clients.Minimum one year experiencing working and/or volunteering directly with youth; prior experience with at-risk population preferred.Ability to work in a fast paced environment and make ethical and safe decisions.Ability to manage individual stress and perform essential job functions in a safe and professional mannerMust be 21 years or olderAble to pass criminal background check.Valid drivers license.ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Assesses clients therapeutic recreation needs through observation, tests and collaboration with agency therapeutic recreations specialists and applicable employees.Creates recreation plans and programs that meet clients needs and interests.Encourages clients to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting leisure activities.Provides hands on instruction to program participants.Is aware of and consistent with the service components of Excelsior clients; seeks information as needed to ensure clients service plans are being adhered to.Administers and may be accountable for monthly recreation budget; including a monthly report detailing all expenditures.Maintains therapeutic recreation equipment and supplies as needed for activities; ensures supervisor is aware of any equipment malfunctions or needs.Attends workshops and continuing education events which aid in strengthening this area of the program.BENEFITS: Health Care: AetnaDental Care: Delta DentalVision: VSPHealth care benefits require 30-60 day wait period from date of hire.Vacation Hours: 56 hours annuallySick time: 8 hours per monthSick/Vacation accrual require 30-60 day wait period from date of hire.Life Insurance: Met Life (employer sponsored $25,000 policy)Supplemental Life: Met LifeAflac supplemental insurance for cancer, accident, disability, hospital, etc.Employer pays employees portion of L&I taxes.Flexible spending plan for medical and dependent care.EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that is designed to help Excelsior employees privately solve problems that may interfere with your work, family and life in general. EAP services are free to Excelsior employees and all household members.Visit our website at www.excelsiorwellness.org to learn more about us.Job Type: Full-timeExperience:Recreational Therapy: 1 year (Required)Education:Bachelor's (Required)License:Driver's License (Required)Recreation Therapist Certification (Required)Work Location:One location

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