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Recreational / Activity Therapist

Company: Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A RECREATIONAL / ACTIVITY THERAPIST!Your Work Matters How will you make a difference?The Recreational / Activity Therapist is responsible for planning and implementing activity services for assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients.The Rarefactional / Activity Therapist demonstrates responsibility for observation and application of sound judgment in patients' physical and mental condition/needs.Observe and document changes in patients' appearance, behavior, and ability to work towards treatment plan goals.Communicate changes in patient's condition to Charge Nurse or Program Director.Provides assessment in psychosocial/leisure and recreational skills development/deficiency.Ensure timely documentation of interventions and ensure interventions are based on the patient's plan of care.Apply appropriate crisis intervention techniques, as required.Assist patients in achieving their optimum level of independent functioning.Document services rendered in accordance with established criteria.Your Experience Matters What we're looking for:Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational, Recreation therapy, humanities, social work or related therapeutic discipline, or a Masters degree preferred.Licensure: Certification or licensure by state and/or national governing body in of the following areas: occupational or recreation preferred.Experience: One (1) year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.Additional Skill Requirements: Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of Preventative Management Aggressive Behavior Training prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 30 days of employment. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.Your Care Matters What we provide for our team:401(k) + matchingHealth insurance100% company-paid life insurance coverage up to 2x your annual salary for Full-Time positions.Vision insuranceDental insurance100% company-paid long term disability insurance for Full-Time positions.Paid time offPaid holidaysCafeteria on site + discounted mealsEmployee engagement eventsEmployee assistance programEmployee recognition programFree parkingWhat sets us apart?Career & training development opportunitiesDynamic and inclusive work environmentEngaged management team dedicated to your successA guiding mission and set of values that serve as both our north star and yours, anchoring our collective purpose and aspirationsDisclaimer: Select benefits are available to full-time positions only. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of Hospital for Behavioral Medicine.Compensation:This is a full-time role and the expected compensation range for this role is $24.00 - $32.00 hourly We're eager to engage with all qualified candidates, and consideration will be provided to experience and skill level. Join us as our Recreational / Activity Therapist!Get to know us Outstanding Care, Compassionate People, Unparalleled ServiceDiscover a fulfilling career at Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM)!Welcome to the heart of mental health treatment innovation in Worcester, MA! HBM, a cutting-edge 120-bed inpatient facility, is the leading provider of exceptional therapeutic care, prioritizing patient comfort and safety. In proud collaboration with UMass Memorial Health Care, our facility is conveniently situated near the UMass Memorial Medical Center, allowing us to serve the community with unwavering dedication.At HBM, we go beyond inpatient care by offering an outpatient partial hospitalization program, ensuring continuous support while respecting the rhythm of daily lives. Our commitment to accessible care knows no bounds, as we emphasize availability irrespective of one's ability to pay.Join us in providing exceptional care and contributing to the well-being of individuals and families in need, and be a part of the transformative healthcare experience at Hospital for Behavioral Medicine.To learn more about HBM, visit us at: TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE POSITIVE I.M.P.A.C.T.S.Individuals Maintaining Positive Attitude and Commitment To ServiceAt Hospital for Behavioral Medicine, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

Keywords: Hospital for Behavioral Medicine, Worcester , Recreational / Activity Therapist, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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