Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking someone to provide recreation therapy and psychosocial education rehab interventions that are responsive to the social, physical, emotional & cognitive recreational needs of our population. Responsibilities include providing well-coordinated and diverse recreational therapy programs which will enable the individuals we serve 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 the individualís recreation therapy interest as well as the ability to evaluate and report their progress. Ability to safely operate a state owned motor vehicle to transport individuals for community reintegration 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 $35,700.† The position opened on 6/5/14 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
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