Recreational Therapist

February 4, 2020

Company Name:
Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center

Title of Position:
Recreational Therapist I

Description:
NMPRC is seeking a Recreational Therapist I. Hours will be from 8:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. This is advanced professional work and requires someone who can be self-directed and work with minimal supervision, demonstrating sound judgment in accordance with departmental and hospital policy. This position is responsible for assignment to a specific treatment program and will carry a caseload of patients which they will be responsible for treatment case management duties. General supervision is received from the program team leader through routine conferences, supervision meetings and inspections; however, considerable independence of judgment and discretion are exercised in organizing and carrying out specific phases of the program within the framework of general policy. Direct supervision is also received from the RTIII with regard to discipline specific duties such as Recreation Therapy Assessments, supervision of RT interns, facility wide events, etc. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS (The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Recreational Therapy; OR in Recreation with a minimum of 9 earned credit hours in Recreational Therapy. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Recreation, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Art Therapy, or a closely related field; and, One or more years of professional experience in therapeutic recreation. We offer an excellent benefit package including 3 weeks paid sick leave per year, 3 weeks paid vacation per year, 12 paid holidays, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance available, retirement, and life insurance. Please apply online through Indeed, or in person at 3505 Frederick Avenue St. Joseph, Mo. 64506 between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Name of Contact:
Kayla Bielby

Email Address of Contact:
Kayla.Bielby@dmh.mo.gov