Recreation Therapist

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Department: Nursing-4B-Psychiatry
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: TH Recreational Therapy Associate, NSSL2
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Allied Health

Job Summary: The candidate selected for this Recreation Therapist position will provide recreation programs to patients on the Nursing Psychiatry Unit. Working within a multi-disciplinary treatment team, responsibilities include: maintaining structured, daily programs and group therapies; monitor and report patient participation and progress; organize monthly activity plans, and participate in treatment planning meetings. Provide education and training to Mental Health Workers for activity plans, and participate in treatment planning meetings. Provide education and training to Mental Health Workers for group therapy and recreational therapy. Excellent communication skills, critical thinking and crisis management skills are necessary.  
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of Bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy or a related field and one year of professional recreation experience in a therapeutic, instructional or rehabilitation setting. Certified Therapeutic Rec Specialist (issued by NCTRC) required.            
Preferred Qualifications:

 

 
Work Days:

Days, every other weekend/holidays.

 
Message to Applicants:    
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources  
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.                

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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