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CTRS at LifeLab Kids

Posted September 16, 2018

Job Description

Responsible for delivering high quality recreational therapy that includes evaluation, planning, and implementation to improve overall wellness for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Recreational therapist will also be responsible for coordinating outings and special events

Qualifications + Responsibilities

  • Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred, from an accredited college with a major in recreation therapy. Successfully pass National council for therapeutic recreation exam. Certified therapeutic recreational specialist.
  • A minimum of 1 year prior experience working with children or adults with intellectual and/or developmental disability
  • Holistic approach to meet true potential with students with disabilities.
  • Run group or individual sessions designed to meet individual needs of clients
  • Develop treatment plans to address social, emotional, cognitive, physical health.
  • Work and confer with multidisciplinary professionals such as speech therapy, music therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy and behaviorist.
  • Competency with physical limitations, ambulatory concerns, and accommodation necessary for accessible activities.
  • Using therapeutic recreation to effectively promote clients’ independence and pro-social behaviors
  • Organizing safe and appropriate facility-based and community-based activities
  • Serving as a contributing member of an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Accurately documenting services to clients, progress and development
  • Competence with using accessible and adaptive gym equipment
  • Knowledge and experience with preventing and deescalating aggressive behavior
  • Employment contingent on clear fingerprint ad criminal history record
  • Maintain clean and safe workplace

Interested in joining our team? Please send resumes to

CTRS at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Posted September 18, 2018


Pine Rest is seeking an experienced Recreational Therapist or Occupational Therapist within the mental health field to join our Hospital Based Services Management team. The Clinical Services Manager (CSM) of Activity Therapy provides management and clinical supervision to members of the Activity Therapy Department (e.g. Recreational and Occupational Therapists) within the HBS program. The CSM provides advice and counsel to staff regarding their area of expertise and represents the Pine Rest organization to organizational constituencies, health care institutions, governmental agencies, regulatory agencies, the West Michigan community and other external publics when necessary. The CSM of Activity Therapy must demonstrate excellent customer service and have enthusiasm about the program and the Pine Rest organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall management of the department’s daily operations to achieve quality improvement, fiscal productivity, and patient satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for all hiring and disciplinary action including termination in unit/department.
  • Develops and monitors budgets for the Activity Therapy Department reporting variances as applicable.
  • Monitors staffing for the Activity Therapy Department 7 days a week and ensures coverage as planned.
  • Initiates department plan to meet fluctuating staffing needs in a cost effective manner.
  • Maintains knowledge of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Recreational Therapy standards of practice.
  • Leads department customer service initiatives.
  • Holds staff accountable for the actualization of strategies, plans and budgets.
  • Serves as a member of various committees to participate in organization-wide discussions. Participates in committees assigned by Director, developing, implementing and monitoring new initiatives or processes.
  • Exemplifies and strong, positive attitude during times of crisis and uncertainty.
  • Clearly communicates expectations, requirements, results and issues to staff and provides clarification of key policies.
  • Gives and solicits feedback from staff to ensure a high quality of service and favorable staff relations.
  • Develops strategic and operational plans for department, implements new courses or action flowing out of organizations and divisional plans.
  • Functions as a change agent by appropriately challenging current processes, policies and procedures. Seeks to incorporate new technologies and methods to improve overall effectiveness.
  • Uses department/operating unit structure to achieve goals and strategies, making changes when necessary for better efficiency and to further develop core competencies of the department.
  • Plans department activities within the frame work of performance improvement initiatives. Documents the plans, projects, process, results and related issues of these activities.
  • Develops procedures and monitors them for improved performance.
  • Leads initiatives to improve outcomes, maintains understanding of outcome tools and measurements and participates in research studies as applicable.
  • Performs other duties or functions as assigned

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Occupational Therapy, Master’s Degree preferred. Must hold current certification or licensure at most advanced level for that discipline.
  • Approximately five (5) years of progressively more responsible related work experience in the area assigned in order to gain full knowledge of related systems and management programs.
  • Some previous management / leadership experience is required.

Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ’s love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, and professional excellence.
  • Ability to provide cultural competent care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting.
  • Substantial interpersonal skills are necessary to provide effective leadership of staff and to develop cooperative work relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • A high level of analytical ability and comprehensive knowledge base are necessary to design new programs/procedures and to evaluate the extent to which existing programs/procedures meet organizational needs. Ability to challenge established ways of doing things in a constructive manner.
  • Leadership skills to direct and facilitate others towards objectives that contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Ability to use computer systems; computer skills and knowledge of various software packages including various databases and spreadsheet programs.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to manage in various clinical settings with diverse patient/client population with complex needs

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please email a copy of your resume to

Recreational Therapist at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo + California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran

Posted September 20, 2018


  • Evaluates and supports patients' progress toward treatment goals
  • Plans and facilitates activities in groups and in individual sessions; documents participation and evaluates progress
  • Delivers Activity Therapy patient care services in accordance with department objectives, policies, and procedures to enhance successful patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective interviewing techniques.
  • Identifies a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and is timely in reporting same to team members.
  • Monitors treatment plan objectives and outcomes and makes appropriate changes and revisions.
  • Identifies patient who may be a danger to self or others and institutes appropriate safety measures.
  • Consistently observes, documents, and communicates each patient's response to treatment to evaluate the outcome and progress of the patient.
  • Completes Activity Therapy Assessments that integrate and analyze the information from the history of illness and the biophysical assessments.
  • $40 P/H Monday-Friday 7a-3p or the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, Ca $ 41 P/H Monday-Friday 6a-2p or 4 days 10 hr shifts.


CTRS Certification must show active on the board 

Full copies of: 

1. CTRS Certification (Front and Back) 

2. 3 Professional references, you will find the reference forms attached. You may fill out the top portion and I'll take care of the rest. 

Please contact Wendi Navarro directly at 310-617-1721 to apply.

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