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Full Time Recreational Therapist - Jail Based Competency Unit

As a Recreational Therapist at the Jail Based Competency Restoration Unit and Outreach Program at the Salt Lake County Jail. You will prepare and recommend therapeutic, leisure, and diversionary recreation activities for the patient Forensic program, residing at this facility.

The Jail Based Competency Restoration Unit and Outreach Program position is affiliated with the Utah State Hospital but the individual will work on site at the Salt Lake County Jail.


Principle Duties

  • Performs recreational therapy assessments

  • Implements recreational therapy programs for individual patients

  • Prepares and recommends therapeutic recreation activities

  • Develop new ideas and contribute to recreational programs

  • Provide high quality recreation therapy groups

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has professional experience working with mentally ill patients/clients.

  • Has professional work experience in a direct patient care setting for mentally ill patients or clients.

  • Is comfortable working with inmates in a jail setting.

  • Must be licensed as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) or Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS) with the UTAH Division of Occupational Professional Licensing (DOPL)


Contact Name:

Julie Varoz, MPA TRS, CTRS; 801-344-4447

Application Instructions

governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/2830194/recreational-therapist-jail-based-competency-restoration-unit/apply/jobdetails?keywords=REcreational%20Therapist&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Location:

3415 South 900 West South Salt Lake City, UT 84119


Full Time Recreational Therapist - Utah State Hospital

As a Recreational Therapist at the Utah State Hospital, you will prepare and recommend therapeutic, leisure, and diversionary recreation activities for patients residing at this facility.


Principle Duties

  • Performs recreational therapy assessments

  • Implements recreational therapy programs for individual patients

  • Prepares and recommends therapeutic recreation activities

  • Develop new ideas and contribute to USH recreational programs

  • Provide high quality recreation therapy groups

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has professional experience working with mentally ill patients/clients.

  • Has professional work experience in a direct patient care setting for mentally ill patients or clients.

  • Must be licensed as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) or Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS) with the UTAH Division of Occupational Professional Licensing (DOPL)


Contact Name:

Julie Varoz, MPA TRS, CTRS; 801-344-4447

Application Instructions

governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/2819772/ush-recreational-therapist?keywords=REcreational%20Therapist&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Location:

Utah State Hospital 1300 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah


August 2020 Member Meetup

The upcoming Member Meetup on with be a Reading Club focused on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. We will meet via Google Meet on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 from 11am-12pm.

We believe this book is a great starting point on the anti-racism journey to understand how we inadvertently have racism within ourselves as well as how to combat that racism and other biases on a professional level.

Find out more and sign up at utahrectherapy.org/events/membermeetups/august-2020-member-meetup

Call for Internship Supervisors

COVID-19 has disrupted many facilities and students regarding internships. We want to update our website for students that are currently looking for internship placements!

Please visit utahrectherapy.org/jobs-internships to view your existing internship information and use the form to update anything if needed!

2021 Conference Assessment

Help shape the 2021 Conference by completing our assessment. Remember, conference will be completely virtual.

Retirement of Sandra K. Negley

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association acknowledges, and celebrates Sandra K. Negley's contribution as an early URTA Member to the RT profession. Thank you Sandy!

It is with honor and gratitude that the University of Utah College of Health announces the retirement of Sandra K. Negley MS, MTRS, CTRS, FDRT Associate Professor and Program Director of Recreational Therapy (RT) in the Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies.

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