Recreational Therapist

NeuroBehavioral Hospitals of the Palm Beaches-North
Day 12 hour

Why Wellpath

Here at NeuroBehavioral Hospitals, 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

The Recreation Therapist NBH develops, organizes, and implements therapeutic recreation groups and activities that address the needs of patients. This position will ensure the program is appropriate to the needs and interest of patients and is directed toward restoring and maintaining optimal levels of physical and psychosocial functioning. The Recreation Therapist will actively participate in treatment planning and implementing activity services for the inpatient population, 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 under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.

What you bring to the table


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in therapeutic recreation or recreation with an option in therapeutic recreation is preferred.


  • Experience working with adults within a psychiatric environment preferred.


  • Current CTRS certification, registration, or licensure in accordance with state and/or national board standards of specific field or allied health preferred.

What you will do



  • Provides prescribed and individual recreation services to patients.
  • Plans and conducts daily recreation and recovery groups, manages group process/dynamics to maximize patient participation and positive objective outcomes.
  • Assesses, maintains and develops program to access social, cognitive, physical and emotional functioning.
  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Assists in maintenance of a safe, clean therapeutic environment and assures that patients participate in recreation therapy activities and documents accordingly.
  • Implements individualized activity plans and MHT mentoring. Maintains creative, stimulating groups and room environment.
  • Assesses and reassesses patients’ strengths and needs and achievement of goals and objectives on the treatment plan.
  • Completes therapeutic activities assessment and supervises other staff who complete therapeutic activity assessments and services.
  • Performs timely, complete, accurate, and legible documentation of services provided that is consistent with professional standards, facility procedures, and department requirements.
  • 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.
  • Completes yearly training.
  • Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.
  • Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.
  • Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient.

Neurobehavioral Hospitals (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

Compensation Range

$25 - $31 / hour


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