Health Sciences

Recreational Therapists

Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions.

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Recreational Therapists

  • Recreation Therapist- Behavioral Health
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 11 hours    

    Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Therapy Manager, the Recreation Therapist completes recreation therapy intake assessments and documentation, developing and implementing therapeutic groups, maintaining weekly documentation, planning programs and special events, actively participating in department staff meetings and coordinating agency wide events.



    + Requires a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field.


    + Must have a minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible experience assisting with recreation activities for physically, mentally or socially disabled patients in a psychiatric setting that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    + Prefer prior experience as a Recreation Therapy Assistant.

    Specialized Training:

    + None


    + Requires certification as a Recreational Therapist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Must possess a general knowledge of medical diagnoses and appropriate interventions.

    + Must have strong teamwork, communication and effective time management skills.

    + Requires the ability to be creative and flexible with groups.

    + Must have excellent documentation skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activity Assistant (Full Time)
    Genesis Healthcare    Avondale, AZ 85392
     Posted 2 days    

    Genesis is one of the nations' leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you -- passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference.

    Bring your compassion and positive energy to Genesis and enrich lives as an Activity Assistant. You will coordinate activities that meet the physical, creative, cognitive, social, spiritual, and needs of our patients/residents.

    Position Highlights

    Play a vital role in our patients/residents' well-being by planning and promoting recreation-based activities that stimulate the mind and body and promote social interaction

    Provides input into the design of monthly recreation services

    Documents patient/resident attendance and participation level at recreation programs, writes progress notes, and attends care plan meetings as appropriate

    Assist with set up of volunteer program and appreciation

    Why Genesis?

    We provide career paths for our employees and develop them. We invest in YOU!

    We are a strong, financially-stable company with industry longevity. Genesis was founded in 1985.

    We are committed to operate with integrity.

    We foster a work environment that feels like a family and have a culture of compassion. We Care Deeply!

    Our commitment at Genesis affiliated nursing centers is to protect the health and safety of our patients, residents and our heroic employees. We take great pride in meeting or exceeding CDC and CMS standards. On-site experts provide teaching, coaching, and support on infection prevention practices. In addition, we maintain an abundant supply of PPE, including N95/KN95 masks, for all who provide care and services to our patients and residents. Our multiple testing capabilities, including Point-of-Care (POC) testing, are available at every location and comply with CMS and local guidance.



    High school degree or equivalent. Certification in accordance with regulatory agencies governing the center. To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.

    **Position Type:** Full Time

    **Req ID:** 392177

    **Center Name:** Estrella Center

    **Job Salary:** BOE

    Genesis HealthCare, Inc. and all affiliated entities (collectively, “Genesis”) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, actual or perceived disability, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, amnesty, military status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Genesis takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. These policies are fully supported by the CEO, COO and all members of the leadership team. If you require any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in completing the online application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact (877)456-6726. This phone number is for ADA related accommodation requests only, not for routine employment inquiries.

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Director Skilled Nursing
    Northwest Medical Center    Tucson, AZ 85701
     Posted 4 days    

    This is a Full Time position working in the Transitional Care Unit.

    Responsible for the planning and implementation of activities for hospital patients. Designs programs to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation, and fulfillment, and improve daily living skills. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. Bachelor's degree in area of specialty with at least 5-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

    Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 146-bed hospital that also has a freestanding emergency center and large physician group. With these varied access points, you have your choice of settings in which to work. Oro Valley Hospital's culture centers around providing safe, quality care to patients, but also to foster a work environment based on teamwork, commitment to a shared goal and recognizing employees for all they do to care for our patients. Often described as a "family," the staff at OVH take pride in doing the best they can to care for their community. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Assistant
    Life Care    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted 7 days    

    Position Summary: The Activities Assistant assists the Director of Activities in planning, organizing, developing, and directing quality activities for patients, ensuring that the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of each patient is met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements: * Must be a high school graduate or equivalent * Prior experience with geriatrics preferred Specific Job Requirements: * Must have a valid driver’s license in current State with satisfactory driving record per Life Care standards * Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action * Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility * Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department * Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information * Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions: * Must be able to assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating quality activity programs (includes entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and education) * Must be able to appropriately and descriptively chart patient progress and behavior * Must be able to escort patients to and from activities * Must be able to make regular in room visits to patients uninterested or unable to participate in group activities * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients * Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance * Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment * Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team * Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Recreation Therapist
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 11 days    

    Recreation Therapist

    Position Details

    Department: PCH-MAIN | CA 5AB ET-IP Pysch

    Category: Behavioral Health

    Location: Phoenix

    Posting #: 604466

    Date Posted: 7/1/2021

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    Posting Note:Part-time (24hours weekly) 9:30am-6:00pm (with weekend rotations)

    This position plans, coordinates and supervises therapeutic activities of recreation programs to meet the emotional, social and physical health of pediatric patients and their families consistent with established treatment objectives.

    PCH Values

    + Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

    + Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

    + Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

    + Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

    + Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

    Position Duties

    + Education and Supervision Duties

    + Provides ongoing education to further skills, knowledge, and competency for Behavioral Health Technicians in planning and facilitating therapeutic group intervention skills

    + Provides annual leadership competency evaluation for Behavioral Health Technicians

    + Responsible to interview, train, supervise, and evaluate volunteer candidates

    + Develops, supervises, and evaluates TR internship program and TR interns

    + Obtains necessary continuing education to maintain national certification

    + Ensures completion of BLS, First Aid, Fingerprint clearance, and any other mandatory requirement on or before the due date

    + Assessment and Implementation of TR Services

    + Possess the essential knowledge of the cultural and diagnostic groups served to include symptomatology and prognosis

    + Observes patient behavior to assess the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, leisure, and lifestyle functioning

    + Identifies and reports pertinent psychological and medical data to the physician and/or nursing staff

    + Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients and their guardians

    + Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment

    + Provision of Therapeutic Recreation and Behavior Management Interventions

    + Plans, prepares, and implements age appropriate daily individualized and group therapeutic recreation activities designed to meet special needs of patients, increase leisure awareness, and enhance development of social skills, self esteem, and recreational skills while promoting independence, success, knowledge, and abilities

    + Continually evaluates the appropriateness of the activity schedule

    + Develops and implements appropriate community re-entry programs

    + Creates community networks to promote therapeutic recreation programs to improve awareness of leisure opportunities

    + Responds to crisis situations appropriately, effectively, and calmly to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others

    + Sets clearly defined limits and utilizes effective interventions

    + Documentation

    + Records progress, functioning, intervention outcomes, and recommendations in the appropriate charting format

    + Documents unusual occurrences, accidents and incidents in the appropriate reporting format

    + Teamwork

    + Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop and employ a total patient care program by consistently attending and contributing to multi-disciplinary staffing and team meetings

    + Influences coworkers in a positive direction

    + Participates in cooperative efforts by contributing to discussions, listening to others' ideas, and supporting group concensus

    + Accepts any challenges within the hospital and/or unit as a shared responsibility

    + Respects differing viewpoints even when in conflict with their own

    + Supply Inventory

    + Ensures sufficient recreational and unit supplies by maintaining supply inventories, submitting purchase requests in a timely fashion, identifying malfunctions and initiating corrective action as appropriate

    + Ensures program van is in good repair, has sufficient fuel, and is up to date with maintenance and registrations.

    + Demonstrates cost-effective utilization of equipment and supplies and identifies new options to promote efficiency.

    + Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Director
    Milestone Retirement Communities    Mesa, AZ 85213
     Posted 14 days    

    In your search for senior living, you’ll hear a lot of communities talk about their residents as “family,” but at Arbor Rose family isn’t a catch-all; it describes our culture, the caring and sincere lifestyle we work hard to maintain, and the feeling you get as soon as you step onto our grounds.

    Here’s what being a part of the Arbor Rose family means to us: It means that our staff wants to work here, and a lot of them have worked here for years. It means that our residents take comfort in knowing that our dedicated staff are here, on-site, and their families know that they can call us anytime. It means that residents live together in houses and eat together at meal times. It means our residents don’t live where we work, we work where they live.

    Now Hiring (FT) Activities Director!

    This position is responsible for all resident activities of a given managed community including coordinating all internal and external resident activities, creating the monthly activity calendar, arranging outside entertainment, assessing resident preferences, and guiding program to meet their needs and communicating with the management company on all appropriate matters.


    + Assess resident interest and activity needs at time of move-in and ongoing to determine what level of activities residents request to be a part of. Orient all residents to activity program and how to access activities.

    + Coordinate and carry out resident activities on a daily basis within budgeted limitations.

    + Develop a calendar of events before the beginning of the month to stimulate residents in the areas of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social needs.

    + Work with the Community Relations Director and other management staff to organize events which include planning, advertising, set-up, and clean-up.

    + Provide and staff transportation for resident activities and other needs.

    + Ensure they and any employees reporting to them work in a safe manner and that unsafe actions are managed.

    + Foster teamwork with co-workers, show initiative in overcoming obstacles, take actions which assist others beyond job responsibilities, and have a positive impact on co-workers, residents, and visitors.

    + Seek out and perform other duties as assigned or needed.


    + High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred in Social Service, Business, or a field related to the position.

    + Must have proven management experience and ability to manage staff. Minimum of three years’ experience in Assisted Living preferred.

    + Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong personnel skills, and positive community relations skills are essential.

    + Commercial Driving License (CDL) preferred.

    + Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.

    + Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

    Apply with your resume and cover letter TODAY to schedule your interview for this exciting opportunity! **Please DO NOT include the date of your graduation, if applicable on your resume or application. Thank you!**

    Requisition ID: 2021-5683

    Company URL:

    Street: 6033 E. Arbor Ave.

    Post End Date: 9/22/2021

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Coordinator
    The Salvation Army    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 16 days    



    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    The Salvation Army is looking for an Activity Coordinator for the Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center. The successful candidate will be an outgoing, highly motivated individual dedicated to making a difference in the lives of seniors.

    The Activity Coordinator will assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities and publicity of the senior programs and activities as outlined in the Area Agency for Aging contract. This includes, but not limited to, the distribution of program information to areas in program target areas as well as new participants. Coordinator will arrange for a variety of monthly health promotion programs designed to maintain or improve the health status of older individuals including, but not limited to drug and alcohol abuse including quarterly intergenerational programs. Provide monthly educational opportunities and arrange for speaker that will assist older individuals with their economic, health, and personal needs. Maintain statistical records, post activity sign-up sheets and produce reports as required by the Area Agency for Aging contract and the Salvation Army National Statistical System. Plan and implement special events, e.g. Night Out, Club Day, Christmas Party, Volunteer Recognition, etc. This includes, but not limited to, arranging for special guests. Prepare the monthly activity calendar ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE and submit it for approval. Keep the craft room area and supplies clean and organized. Attend the monthly Activity Committee Meetings. Conduct three (3) home visits per week and make follow up telephone calls to new and/or prospective participants, documenting the date of contacts. Encourage and motivate seniors to participate in activities. Assist the staff in any and all program areas when requested and as the need arises as it related to the position of Activity Coordinator.


    + High School diploma or GED required

    + College coursework or degree in related field preferred

    + Minimum three years’ experience programming older adult activities

    + Experience in non-profit organization preferred

    + Leadership skills, problem solving capabilities, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional manner while interacting with employees, guests, and the general public

    + Excellent organizational skills and the ability to carry out multiple tasks efficiently and accurately

    + Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

    + Be self-motivated and self-directed with the ability and desire to take projects from beginning to completion

    + May be required to work flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings.

    + Ability to create interesting and diverse programming to meets the needs of all program participants

    + Extraordinary customer service skills

    + Computer literate with Microsoft Office skills required

    + Valid driver’s license with a clean motor vehicle record

    + First Aid, CPR, and AED required. If not current, certification must be obtained within two months of employment. Instructor certification preferred

    + Required to pass a criminal background check.


    Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Assistant - PT
    Good Samaritan Society    Prescott, AZ 86304
     Posted 17 days    

    **Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.**

    **Create Your Career With Us!**

    **Facility:** GSS AZ Prescott Vlg
    **Location:** Prescott, AZ
    **Address:** 1030 Scott Dr, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
    **Shift:** Day
    **Job Schedule:** Part time
    **Weekly Hours:** 24.00

    **Job Summary**

    Strives to improves the quality of life for the patients/residents by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions on a one-on-one and/or group basis. Administers the monthly activity calendar. Regularly elicits patients/residents input into activity planning and keeps activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities. Partakes in activities appropriate for the patient/department and residents in order to support and ensure functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and identity. Assists with simple nursing procedures and transporting patients/residents to and from rooms. Assists with Minimum Data Set's (MDS's) documentation. Displays creativity and resourcefulness. Demonstrates the ability to follow written and verbal instructions while working under close supervision. Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Demonstrates leadership abilities to develop and motivate people. Possesses the ability to work with strong willed patients/residents and/or behavioral issues. Maintains strong critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Prioritizes responsibilities while working autonomously. Plans and oversees the utilization of resources and designs of work processes.


    High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

    Experience in social services or creative activities are preferred. Experience in geriatrics preferred. Knowledge of working with a wide variety of resident demographics.

    Preferred current Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) required based on location. Depending on location, all new employees will attend CPR training, and must be certified within six months of hire. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

    Depending on location, this role classifies as a Sanford Category II Driver requiring a motor vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy.


    The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

    The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

    The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

    **Job Function:** Sports Medicine and Wellness
    **Req Number:** R-62724
    **Featured:** No

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Recreational Therapist
    Neuropsychiatric Hospitals LLC    Prescott, AZ 86304
     Posted 18 days    


    Founded fifteen (15) years ago, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals is the largest hospital system in the nation providing care to patients with both neurological and medical needs. We are unique in that we serve a population which others have been previously been unable to, largely due the patient’s underlying medial issues. Our facilities maintain an inter-disciplinary focus using a multi-specialty approach for both neuropsychiatric and complex medical care issues. This proven approach provides unrivaled quality care for all of our patients. We have multiple locations throughout the United States and are continuing to add locations to ensure better access to our unique model of care.

    Neuropyschiatric Hospitals is searching for a Recreational Therapist to complete the assessment of patient needs and planning of patient care at our hospital located in Prescott, AZ.

    This position is responsible for the planning of scheduled recreational activities which meets physical, mental, psychosocial needs and interests of patients. Resposibilities Include but are not limited to:

    + Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and individuality of patients.

    + Assess patients and participate in formulating a plan of care for each patient. Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings and updates the team on patient progress.

    + Leads individual and group activities, encouraging patient participation. With the utilization of various techniques, including games, arts, sports, crafts, music, dance, movement and drama therapy, assists with building and maintaining the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the patients.

    + Teach patients with mental health illness stress relief techniques and stretching exercises.

    + Makes use of games for introverted patients and those who are uncomfortable in social settings to draw them out or make use of sports activities to teach a person who has lost the use of one of his limbs or is paralyzed on one side, how to function with impaired mobility.

    + Maintains the activity storage area in a neat, clean manner.

    + Picks up supplies after each activity and returns furniture to its original position.

    + Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books; journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc. Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality.

    + Assures protection and privacy of health information as attained through written, electronic or oral disclosures.

    + Communicates Patient’s concerns and responses to interventions to immediate supervisor. Records Patient’s attendance and participation in individual and group activities, maintaining documentation as required by State and Federal regulations.

    + Displays concern and initiative. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.

    + Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.

    + Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices that apply to assigned duties.

    + Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct.

    + Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information and patient privacy.

    + Assist with other tasks as directed by Director of Nursing.

    + Supervise the activity program, staff, plans, etc. Understands and adheres to NPH’s compliance standards as they appear in NPH’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

    + Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and hospital regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.

    + Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

    + Document and analyze a patient’s progress and evaluate the interventions to support them in meeting their goals for a fully effective plan.

    + Work with patients to teach them ways to cope and manage the side effects of their diagnosis (i.e. anxiety, depression, etc.)

    + Document and analyze a patient’s progress and evaluate the interventions to support them in meeting their goals for a fully effective plan.

    + Ensures care plan includes goals in all areas of patient wellness (i.e. health, social, recreation, spirituality).

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy or closely related field. Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) preferred.

    Experience: Minimum of 2 years recreational therapy experience, preferably in a psychiatric environment. Experience in management/administrative duties preferred

    Licensure: CPR and CPI certification obtained during orientation.

    Skills: Works well with elderly. Able to lead and motivate people. Good planning and organizational skills. Self-starter. Is creative and resourceful in their therapy techniques. Good computer skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational skills.


    ID: 2021-1520

    External Company Name: Neuropsychiatric Hospitals

    External Company URL: www.

    Street: 181 S. Whipple St

    Telecommute: No

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Activities Coordinator - Savanna House
    Solera Senior Management, LLC    Gilbert, AZ 85295
     Posted 22 days    

    Love to make a difference in the lives of seniors? At Solera Senior Living we are led by our Core Values which guide our decision-making at every level of our company. We are looking for compassionate individuals who want to join our team!

    Solera’s Core Values:





    We are constantly asking ourselves to think outside of the box, utilize technology to improve lives, honor our relationships with one another, and make a meaningful difference in our community. Our leadership team is made up of passionate people who have a true connection to seniors and their families, and who are dedicated to helping others’ grow and thrive.

    Listen…we flat out LOVE what we do and if our story resonates with you, and you want to LOVE what you do every day - we want to meet you!

    General Summary:

    Responsible for implementing the day to day Resident activities using a Montessori method of dementia care. Designed to fulfill a variety of needs and interests based on each individual’s history and meaningful life events. Responsible for resident satisfaction and retention through the development and management of life enrichment programs. Act as a positive representative for the community to residents, employees, visitors, the pubic, and other activities related to the promotion of the organization. Work effectively as part of a team by sharing ideas, helping others develop ideas, and evaluating proposed courses of action.

    Job Functions:

    + Plan, coordinates, and implements the resident’s activities to meet physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social needs as defined by the Montessori Method.

    + Work closely with the Department Heads to coordinate space, equipment, food, and transportation for planned events and activities.

    + Maintain a safe activities program, including driving, events, space, planning, mobility.

    + Act as a liaison between residents and the Administrator, RN, or the Resident Care Coordinator.

    + Responsible for the smooth, efficient, and positive operation of planned events.

    + Responsible for resident satisfaction and retention through the development of appropriate and timely activities that meet the needs of the Resident population.

    + Evaluate the capabilities, needs, and interests of new Residents and periodically of each resident.

    + Decorate the common areas appropriately for the time and season.

    + Maintain and work within the department budget.

    + Work cooperatively with other employees, management, residents, and their families.

    + Maintain a positive attitude in all aspects of your day to day activities, and represent the organization in a positive light during all events.

    + Complete other tasks assigned by the Administrator.

    + participate in on-site training as requested.

    + Assist as needed with marketing events

    + Become a full participant in the success of the organization through customer services, promotion and recruitment of new residents.

    Specific Skills:

    + Excellent interpersonal skills with those inside and outside the organization including residents, their families, volunteers, management, civic organizations, community, and agencies

    + Maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities

    + Communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.

    + Knowledge of principles and practices of Residents’ needs

    + Ability to assist with budget development for the department

    + Skill in problem-solving, and the ability to remain poised in emergencies

    + Ability to understand and work under a variety of situations in a positive, constructive manner

    + Ability to be creative and innovative in creative activities techniques

    + Knowledge to be organized, well prepared, set and meet deadlines

    + Ability to do some daily tasks via computer, i.e., emails, calendars, flyers, etc.

    + Ability to continue education in the industry and make sure new programs are developed to meet the changing demographics in the resident population.

    + One or more years of prior industry experience preferred

    + Valid drivers license and acceptable motor vehicle history

    + Required to participate in Covid-19 testing as requested by administration, ownership or the State Regulatory Agencies.

    + Required to receive or provide documentation of the Covid-19 Vaccine, excluding religious or medical exemptions.

    + Required to receive the annual Flu vaccine, excluding religious or medical exemptions.

    USD $14.00/Hr.

    USD $16.00/Hr.

    External Company URL:

    Street: 1415 North San Benito Drive

    Employment Type

    Full Time

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