Working Title:††††††††††††††††††††† Recreation Therapist†††††††††† †††††††

Role Title:††††††††††††††††††† Therapist I

Position Number:†††††††††††††††† #143

Open until filled


Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking someone to provide recreation therapy and psychosocial education rehab activities that are responsive to the social, physical and emotional & cognitive recreational needs of our patient population. Responsibilities include providing a well-coordinated program of recreational therapy activities which will enable patients to function independently in the community.The successful candidate will have knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of recreation therapy and of basic statistics and the different kinds of usage of recreation therapy materials and equipment. Have the ability to stimulate and sustain interests of patientís recreation therapy activities as well as the ability to evaluate and report patient progress. Ability to safely operate a state owned motor vehicle to transport patients for community outings.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in Recreation Therapy, Recreational Management, or related field strongly preferred or equivalent work experience. Valid driverís license required. Experience in psychiatric hospital as a paid Recreation Therapist or Internship placement preferred. Certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) strongly preferred.


The work hours are 8:00am-4:45pm with some rotating evenings, weekends and holidays required. Starting at salary range begins at $35,000.The position opened on 1/25/13 with a minimum five-day posting. A fingerprint-based criminal history check and pre-employment drug screening will be required of the selected candidate.


We offer an excellent benefits package. NVMHI is a tobacco free campus. For consideration, please submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application.



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