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Recreational Therapist - Whitaker

Job Description:

Whitaker PRTF
We are currently recruiting for a Recreational Therapist at Whitaker PRTF.  This position provides Recreational Therapy services for residents throughout Whitaker PRTF. This position evaluates Residents referred for Recreational Therapy through a comprehensive individualized assessment. This position designs and implements Recreational Therapy programs and interventions to meet the residents’ treatment goals and monitors and documents the resident’s response, participation, performance, and progress toward the goals identified in the Master Treatment Plan. This position has regular written and/or verbal communication with each treatment team regarding residents receiving Recreational Therapy.

This is a full-time position and eligible for the full State benefits package.   The normal work hours are 1:00pm-9:30pm.; however, flexibility is required to meet hospital needs.  This position is deemed mandatory during adverse weather events which will be discussed in detail during the interview process.  

About Whitaker PRTF:
 Whitaker Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) is an 18-bed secure residential treatment facility operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. As part of the Child and Family Services Section, it provides residential care, supervision, and educational services for residents, ages 13-17 with complex behavioral, emotional, psychological, and neurological disorders. It also provides community liaison support services for students and families with a staffing complement of 72 full-time clinical, educational, residential,  and support positions. 
 About the Department of Health and Human Services  
 The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves the needs of the most vulnerable of North Carolinians and in order to accomplish this, we hire only the most dedicated and caring individuals.   Finding qualified clinical professionals to treat and care for our clients is a continual challenge as demand for services grows and the availability of providers struggles to keep pace.   We are seeking a motivated individual who is up for this challenge and is dedicated to our mission of providing North Carolinians with the very best in clinical care.
 Compensation and Benefits
 The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits.  Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis).   Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave.   In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.   Visit website for State Benefits.

To receive credit for all 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 education/work experience that demonstrates all of the following:

Licensed as a Recreational Therapist.
ADA physical requirements will be discussed during interview process.
Management prefers experience with children and/or adolescents  in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation, which includes an internship and a license to practice recreational therapy by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure.

Special considerations any credentials or licenses required by a regulatory or accreditation agency/body shall be required in addition to the state's minimum training and experience requirements. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.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.
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Job ID: 8813952996560383148

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