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Recreation Therapist Job

Job Number: RIH17679

Job Title: Recreation Therapist

Department: Geriatric Psych Unit - 1012034

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

•Baccalaureate in therapeutic recreation, psychology or in recreation with a concentration in therapeutic recreation or related field.

•Certified in therapeutic recreation by National Counsel for Therapeutic Recreation Activities (NCTRA) or currently enrolled in a degree program for Therapeutic Recreation.
•Current CPR certification.
•Therapeutic recreation programs include courses in assessment, treatment and program planning, intervention design, and evaluation

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Two years of experience in the implementation of recreation therapy activities and programs is

The Recreational Therapist is responsible to the Clinical Manager. Develops and plans recreational/educational programs and services for adult and geriatric psychiatric patients on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Assist in planning, organizing and directing therapeutic and recreation programs to effect improvement in psychiatric patients Provides evaluations and treatment for psychiatric patients as described in department policies.