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Recreation Specialist

Company: Wellpath
Location: Arcadia
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Our Recreation Specialist provides therapeutic recreation activities to all residents.



  • Bachelor's degree in recreational therapy, recreation administration, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience as a recreational provider required.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational and therapeutic activity programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and participate in recreational and leisure activities, including the preparation, set up, and maintenance of equipment and materials used in recreational programming.
  • Appreciation of the need for and ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries in working with sexual offender populations.
  • Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with a diverse staff and a commitment to enhancing cultural competency.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

  • None required.

  1. Provides recreation services and therapeutic activities through group programming to attain or maintain the highest practical level of resident's physical, mental, and psycho-social wellbeing as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards.
  2. Completes interviews/assessments on all assigned residents upon admission, or as directed, to determine individual needs and preferences with regard to recreational capabilities and resources.
  3. Participates as a member of assigned treatment team in order to integrate leisure activities and recreational services as part of the total resident treatment plan. As member of the treatment team, provides input on resident participation in therapeutic recreation activities at resident staffing and case conferences.
  4. Maintains documentation that reflects services provided and resident progress toward specific goals and objectives, using established formats, within established time frames.
  5. Develops and maintains scheduled recreation programming that reflects the assessed resident progress towards specific goals and objectives. Performs department-specific tasks to accomplish this objective as directed.
  6. Coordinates scheduling and manage referrals of residents to assigned therapeutic recreation groups and activities.
  7. Attends and participate in administrative meetings, department or facility sponsored training, case conferences and presentations and staff development activities.
  8. Complies with all laws, rules and regulations formulated by the facility, company, state, and/or customer.
  9. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  10. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  11. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  12. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Palmetto , Recreation Specialist, Other , Arcadia, Florida

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