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Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Bennion Veterans Home

Avalon Health Care is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and dedicated Recreation Director to join our outstanding team!

The Recreation Director is responsible to ensure the development, organization, and coordination of facility and community resources to provide comprehensive Therapeutic Recreation Services and programs that meet the needs and interests of each resident.

Candidates should have current social/recreation program experience as well as a positive attitude!

✓ GROW and DEVELOP your clinical skills by working with our ELITE LEADERSHIP team!

✓ Ask about our tuition reimbursement program!

✓ Competitive compensation and rates!


COME SEE WHAT AVALON HAS IN STORE FOR YOU! WE OFFER GREAT CHALLENGES, A REWARDING CAREER AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT!


Responsibilities:

  • Interview and assess all residents prior to the initial Care Plan Conference; document this information in the medical record, develop an individual recreation plan based on the assessment and participate in Interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings. Update assessments and plans as needed and as required by state/federal regulations.

  • Develop monthly recreation program calendars that reflect and meet the needs of the facility resident population. Communicate facility programs to residents, staff, family and volunteers.

  • Manage the facility’s Volunteer Program.

  • Maintain departmental documentation that reflects services provided and resident progress toward goals.

Qualifications:

Must be eligible for certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body; or have two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or have completed a training course approved by the State.

  • Must hold or acquire state required licenses and/or certifications.

  • Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.

  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other employees and personnel of other agencies.

  • Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use.

  • Must meet all local health regulations, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation, and reference inquiry.


Contact Name:

Kalisha Wilson; kalisha.wilson@avalonhealthcare.com


Application Instructions:

careers-avalonhealthcare.icims.com/jobs/9588/job


Location:

Payson, UT

Early Bird Discount Ending Fri 11/20.

DON’T MISS OUT!!! Early Bird Registration for our Virtual URTA Annual Conference 2021 with the lowest price ENDS THIS FRIDAY 11/20! Check out the How-to guide to navigate the website to register.

2021 Call for Presenters

We are looking for presenters for our Virtual Conference 2021 to facilitate educational and uplifting experiences focused on Therapeutic Recreation as we move into the future with our profession!

URTA wants to make the presenting process simple and easy! Due to the virtual nature of conference, presentations will be prerecorded. Members of the executive committee are prepared to assist in efforts to record sessions. Prepare and record your presentation now, relax and watch at conference later! Plus all presenters will receive some awesome swag!

Learn more and register here.

Call for Sponsors

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) and Therapeutic Recreation Foundation (TRF), are non-profit organizations with the missions of promoting the professional development of recreation therapy in the State of Utah. The annual Conference is March 4th-5th, 2021. It will be a two-day event for recreational therapists and other professionals to earn CEUs and network.

URTA is currently looking for individuals and organizations that would be interested in sponsorship/advertisement opportunities. With an average of 400+ attendees, this conference is a great opportunity that offers good exposure for your organization. There are many options you have for this event and any of them would benefit you by getting your name out there:

Titanium

$1500: Keynote session advertising providing the most visibility for your organization. You will receive a Virtual Exhibitor Table that will be hyperlinked from your organization name and logo as it will be featured above a keynote session (1 room on one day) and 2 breakout hours (2-3 rooms each day, around 4-6 rooms total) in our Virtual Venue. Within your Virtual Exhibitor Table, we will work with you to customize it with pictures, videos, live video chat, sign up forms and links to your website, services, social media, etc. Additionally, upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented at the beginning and end of a keynote session.

Platinum

$1,000: You will receive a Virtual Exhibitor Table that will be hyperlinked from your organization name and logo as it will be featured above 2 breakout hours (2-3 rooms each day, around 4-6 rooms total) in our Virtual Venue. Within your Virtual Exhibitor Table, we will work with you to customize it with pictures, videos, live video chat, sign up forms and links to your website, services, social media, etc. Additionally, upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented or read at the beginning and end of a breakout session.

Gold

$500: Your organization name and logo will be featured above one breakout hour in our Virtual Venue. Upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented or read at the beginning and end of a breakout hour (2-3 rooms).

Silver

$250: Your organization products/services description will be read at the beginning and end of a breakout hour (2-3 rooms).

Bronze

$100 + Silent Auction Donation: Your organization's name and the item you donated will be mentioned at the beginning and end of a breakout hour (2-3 rooms).


Submit Sponsor Application here.

New Resources for URTA Members

We've added two new folders to the URTA Members Drive for you to utilize.

In an effort for transparency and education, Executive Committee Meeting recordings will now be available for the membership to watch.

Our Evidence-Based Practice Committee has created two indices on theories and practice models for professionals to learn about and further legitimize recreation therapy!

Call for Nominations for Recognition

Know someone who is awesome and is passionate about recreation therapy? Nominate them for recognition and an award at the annual Utah Recreation Therapy Conference! Each year URTA Members and Friends are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession in the following categories: Outstanding Member, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Program, Community Service. Nominations are also submitted for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors, which oversees the Executive Committee.

Only current URTA Members can submit nominations. Please provide compelling reasons for each person you nominate. Also include valid contact information.

Submit all nominations by 1/31/2021.

Learn more about the different categories here.

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