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Adjunctive Therapist

Company: Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Location: Westborough
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (WBHH) provides psychiatric stabilization and dual diagnosis treatments for Children, Adolescents and Adult populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our goal is to ensure patients and their loved ones feel comfortable and are well informed regarding treatment options.We are conveniently located in Westborough near the intersection of Route 495 and Route 9. The hospital operates 24/7.We are looking for Adjunctive Therapists to provide expressive arts therapies, recreational activities and psychoeducational groups on inpatient psychiatric units including Adult, Dual, Child, Special Needs and Adolescent populations. We use a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that acknowledges the potential for recovery and wellness for every person we serve. All candidates must be able and willing to promote these values.Job SummaryServing as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, to provide therapeutic recreational and activity services to all patient populations including Special Needs, Adult, Dual, Child and Adolescent.Essential Functions* Develops and conducts group therapy* Provides assessment to identify patient needs* Documents pertinent clinical data following group* Provides individual assessment to patients as needed and makes recommendations to treatment team regarding needs for specialized rehab services or for planning for discharge and aftercare support.* Participates in maintaining inventory of supplies * Assists in maintaining unit arts supplies and reports issues to the Director.* Assists as necessary for projects, reports, and other duties as assigned by supervisorEssential Competencies* Effective group facilitation * Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and their effects on functional capacity* Knowledge of therapeutic use of multimedia and expressive arts modalities to support stabilization and rehabilitation* Understanding of age, socioeconomic, and cultural factors affecting patients' interest and ability to participate in rehabilitation programs* Ability to effectively redirect patients and set clear, timely limits on inappropriate behaviorRequirementsMust have one or more of the following certifications* Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS* Certified Music Therapist* Certified Art Therapist* Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant* Or other Certified Expressive Therapist ModalitiesPlus* Degree from an accredited college or university in Expressive Therapies (Art, Music, or Dance-Movement); Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy; or COTALBenefitsEligible employees receive a generous benefits package including holiday premium pay, shift differentials, health, dental and vision coverage, 401(K) plan, health & dependent Flexible Spending accounts, generous paid time off, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and an employee referral bonus plan.

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