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Recreational Therapist

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Goldsboro
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description of Work Due to Covid-19, this position is designated Mandatoryand must report and/or stay over during this time. Once the Covid-19 crisis has ended, this position will return to its original designation of Non-Mandatoryduring adverse weather events. This posting is pending vacancy. This posting is for #'s60046316 & 65021083 This is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. Cherry Hospital A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery The primary purpose of this position is to provide Recreational Therapy Services for patients throughout the hospital. This position evaluates patients for Recreational Therapy programs through a comprehensive individualized assessment. This position designs and implements Recreational Therapy programs and interventions to meet the patients' treatment needs. This position monitors and documents the patient's response, participation, performance and progress towards goals identified in the comprehensive treatment plan. This position will assist treatment teams in developing individualized treatment plans and make recommendations for treatment, goals and interventions based on the needs of the patients. This position may be responsible for conducting Rehabilitation Service Assessments on all newly admitted patients prior to diagnostic staffing. This position may be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive exercise program for adult patients. This position may also assist with the Clinical Internship Training Program and supervise interns as assigned. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens - children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC. Although rural, Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham) and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern. Mission Statement To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with the greatest need and the least resources. Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and the fewest resources. In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we strive to create a healing environment in which every team member has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at: In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities, employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following: Expertise in planning and implementing recreational therapy interventions in a 1:1 and group setting. Expertise in accurately administering a variety of assessment tools and to assess clients' current functioning level, develop treatment plans, and evaluate progress, as well as to determine needed services and supports according to the professional standards of recreational therapy is required. Working knowledge of philosophy, goals, and strategies of recreational therapy is also required. Expertise in accurate and thorough record-keeping (i.e. progress notes) is required. Management Preferences Prefer internship and/or work experience in psychiatric setting; prefer strong interest, background and experience in exercise and physical activity. Physical Requirements Physical activity is required for teaching various exercise groups in 45-minute sessions. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Licensed to practice recreational therapy by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities. Supplemental and Contact Information The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled. For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.

Keywords: State of North Carolina, Greenville , Recreational Therapist, Healthcare , Goldsboro, North Carolina

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