Recreation and Vocation Therapist

Recreation and Vocation Therapist

Recreation and Vocation Therapist

Location: Warm Springs, MT
Category: Healthcare
Employment Type: Professional Placement
Job ID: 38507
Date Added: 06/29/2022

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Recreation & Vocation Therapist

Mental health facility in Central Montana is looking for a Recreation & Vocation Therapist to add to their team. This is a rewarding career working with those in need. The facility is centrally located between two major hubs of business, travel, and shopping with quaint historic towns and communities nearby.

Recreation & Vocation Therapist helps patients build resiliency and life skills. Work will be performed primarily indoors but will transition throughout the day to different campus settings. Activities may occur outdoors providing an opportunity to experience a variety of work environments. This position will provide the right person an opportunity to work in an environment that makes a positive impact on people’s wellbeing every day.

Salary: $21.00 – 22.50

Location: Warm Springs


  • Interview and observe patients to assess physical and mental status, capabilities, interests, and rehabilitation needs and plans appropriate interventions
  • Observe, analyze, and record patients’ participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed
  • Document effects of treatment interventions and prepares reports to reflect patients’ reactions and progress or regression
  • Consult with the patient and treatment team to offer recommendations for the individualized treatment plan
  • Update assessment plans
  • Develop recommendations to meet needs of patient, based on needs assessment, patient interests, and objectives of therapy
  • Implement therapy sessions to improve patients mental and physical well-being
  • Conduct individual and group therapy sessions to teach patients effective social leisure skill development and coping techniques
  • Encourage patients to acquire new skills and pursue social leisure, recreational activities, health-promoting activities, special events, and community outings
  • Monitor and approve patients’ weekly work schedules and timesheets
  • Functions in a lead worker role for the Recreation Therapy Aides (RTA)’s assigning work and providing direction and assistance to ensure all work performed by them is done correctly and in a safe manner
  • Design a diverse social recreation program with the RTA that provides structured sessions to meet the assessed needs, preferences, and behavioral goals of the patients
  • Assist in patient crisis interventions when necessary
  • Provides the RTA education and resources to apply to patient care and group programming
  • Communicate regularly with the Rehabilitation Program Manager on RTA performance as well as areas of concern within the RTA job duties

Why you want this job:

  • Your paycheck is just part of a total compensation package? Eligible employees have access to competitive, innovative benefits packages at an affordable cost.? All beginning on your first day of employment.
  • Access to No Cost health centers
  • Low-cost Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 15 Vacation days each year
  • 12 Sick days each year
  • 10 Paid Holidays each year
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Student Loan Repayment program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • One free meal per shift
Get in touch! Contact Amy at 406-752-0191 or email your resume directly to [email protected].


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