Recreation Specialist - $2,000 Sign on bonus

Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program
Day 8 hour
Kerry Nichols
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Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”




About this role

Our Recreation Specialist develops, organizes, and implements therapeutic recreation groups and activities that address the needs of patients with mental illness; is responsible for an array of daily interventions including groups, individual activities, crisis intervention, behavioral programming, and auxiliary support activities for patients; curriculum and resource development are also key facets of the job; and works in conjunction with the interdisciplinary treatment teams to achieve measurable objectives specified in the Recovery Plan. 

Additional Details

$2,000 Sign on bonus

What you bring to the table

Education for Recreation Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services or relevant field highly desired.

Experience for Recreation Specialist:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with psychiatric patients preferred

Licenses/Certifications for Recreation Specialist:

  • Preferred Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation highly desired or is eligible for certification as a recreation specialist or as an activity professional.  

What you will do

  1. Plans and conducts daily recreation and recovery groups, manages group process/dynamics so as to maximize patient participation and positive objective outcomes.  Implements individualized activity plans and mentoring.  Maintains creative, stimulating groups and room environment.
  2. Assesses and reassesses patients’ strengths and needs, and achievement of goals and objectives on the treatment plan.
  3. Completes therapeutic activity assessments and supervises other staff that completes therapeutic activity assessment and services.
  4. Performs timely, complete, accurate, and legible documentation of services provided that is consistent with professional standards, facility procedures, and department requirements.
  5. Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.  Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with sensitivity to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient.
  6. Is honest, consistent, fair, positive, and nurturing in daily interactions. Demonstrates values and philosophy of Role Recovery approach.  Demonstrates advocacy for patients.  Handles crisis behavior by identifying antecedents, verbal de-escalation and CPI implementation. Effective therapeutic communication - verbal, para-verbal, non-verbal.
  7. Takes initiative to make cooperative efforts with colleagues and other facility staff to meet the needs of patients.
  8. Manages time effectively including completion of assigned auxiliary support services and department task assignments.
  9. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.
  10. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  11. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  12. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details. 
  13. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here


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