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Recreational Therapist - CTRS

Thome PACE  

FLSA: Non-Exempt  

Employment Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week, M-F - 8:00am-4:30pm (No Weekends or Holidays!!)  

Supervisor: Center Manager  

Thome PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides an alternative to nursing home care for participants – allowing seniors to remain independent in their own homes and communities. Participants may receive medical and supportive services in our Day Center located in Jackson, Michigan. We also offer a variety of services that can be provided in the comfort of your own home.  

Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to provide the Recreational Therapy, under the direction of the Recreational Therapy Supervisor and/or Center Manager. Responsible for the coordination and planning of the therapeutic and recreational activities for the participants of the program. Is independent in the application of the advanced recreational therapy knowledge and skills.  

Primary Responsibilities   

  • Organizes Recreational Therapy Services for participants 
  • Conducts an initial assessment and scheduled reassessment of all participants 
  • Communicates participant changes with team members. Coordinates 24-hour care delivery.  
  • Develops specific therapeutic programs as part of the plan of care to include recreational and social activities.  
  • Implements the Activity Program for all levels of participants  
  • Communicates with Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facilities. Assesses participant activity and involvement and works with facility staff.  
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning.     

Skills and Knowledge   

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions.   
  • Must display patience, tact, a positive disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to work with a variety of participants with varying cognitive levels.    

Core Competencies   

  •  Know, teach and live out the Mission, Guiding Beliefs of UMRC.  
  •  Manage from a position of compassion, passion and servitude.  
  •  Customer Service is key to relationships within and outside the organization. Make this a program achievement.    

Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.  

Required Qualifications   

  1. Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy or Bachelor of Arts from an accredited college with a recreation with special populations focus.  
  2. Current CTRS certification through the NCTRC  
  3. Must be CPR certified.  
  4. Minimum of one (1) years of experience in social or recreational programming providing and coordinating services for a frail elderly population within the past 5 years. 

To Be Considered, apply at: CTRS

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Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association

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