Provides diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive, individualized treatment for patients with serious psychiatric illnesses in an acute care, partial hospitalization setting.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and carry out specific assessments and treatment interventions in an individual and group setting.
Provide education and in-service training regarding Recreational Therapy to patient, families, staff and others.
Consult with other members of the multidisciplinary team to appropriately address identified patient needs during Recreational Therapy Sessions.
Assist in the establishment or modification of Recreational Therapy policies and procedures and guidelines for practice.
Maintain equipment and supplies.
Plan and implement additional Recreational Therapy Sessions, ex., special events, patient/family workshops.
May assist in the preparation of assigned sections of the annual budget.
May participate in research and write/present papers.
Applicant must have excellent skills at communication and teamwork.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
General supervision is received from the Activity Therapy Supervisor.
Functional supervision is exercised over Recreational Therapy students and volunteers.
Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is necessary.
Minimum of three to five years experience working in an acute care adult inpatient psychiatric setting and/or psychiatric partial hospitalization program.
Experience in facilitation of Individual and Group Psychotherapy.
Experienced in Motivational Interviewing Techniques.
Experienced in facilitation of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions.
This position requires moderate standing/walking as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 184347
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