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Part Time Daily Activities Coordinator - Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Organization Name

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures



Part Time

Position Title

Daily Activities Coordinator

Position Description

This position will work directly with the program director and other program staff to organize and conduct daily adaptive activities (i.e. cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing, etc.) with agencies and individuals in the Logan area. This position will also be responsible for supervising our TR interns.

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Recreation Therapist - Vive Adolescent Care


In addition to providing direct therapy services for clients is responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating recreation therapy interventions and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation therapy or related field.

Training and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Company Policies and practices (see training manual)

  • Knowledge of disorders and other pertinent issues facing the students and their families

  • Knowledge of the laws regarding documentation, reporting, and confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of the values program.

  • Skill in discernment and therapeutic theory and intervention.

  • Skill in communicating concepts and expectations.

  • Skill in planning and implementing RT sessions.

  • Ability to hold appropriate boundaries with students and parents.

  • Ability to assess and interpret student behavior.

  • Ability to use basic computer software and hardware.

  • Ability to manage budget and other allocated resources.


  • Works 16-30 hours planning RT groups, completing paperwork, planning joining, activities etc.

  • Provide groups daily.

  • Plans and executes company-wide joining each quarter.

  • Dictate progress notes in a timely and professional manner.

  • Complete the RT section of each master treatment plan for each student.

  • Coordinate activities and events with staff and managers.

  • Maintain a current employee file (CPR, First Aid, NCI, etc.)

  • Attend yearly RT training.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervised By:

Clinical Director

Workers Supervised:


Interpersonal Relationships/Personal Contacts:

All clinical personnel or others with direct client contact

I have read the above job/position description. My supervisor or designee has explained the salient aspects of my job and answered any questions I may have had concerning the same. To the best of my knowledge, I understand the duties and responsibilities of my job and will discharge those responsibilities to be the best of my abilities.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation therapy or related field.


St. George, UT

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Anti-Racism Statement

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association believes in the values of diversity and inclusion. We affirm our commitment to recognizing and addressing all forms of racism and ethnic oppression. As an anti-racist organization we will purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race and color and the impacts they have on the organization, its systems, and its members.

Read our Anti-Racism Action Plan

The Covid Chronicles Part 1 Workshop


Tuesday June 16th, 2020 from 4-6pm.


Facilitated over Google Meet. Capacity is 30.


Special Pandemic Pricing
Members: $5 (membership verification required)
Nonmembers: $10
Invoice will be sent to you after your application is received and reviewed.

Continuing Education

0.2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of the workshop.


Recreational therapists and other healthcare professionals serve a large and diverse variety of populations. All of these populations have very specific, individualized needs and goals. The designs of evidence based recreational therapy based interventions among these diverse populations are unique. However each healthcare professional and each recreational therapist does have one common issue that concerns the people they work with. That issue is COVID-19. Whatever setting recreational therapist work, there is this new common challenge that needs to be addressed, and new skills need to be created to adapt recreational therapy programs and be effective.

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PRN Recreational Therapist - Copper Hills Youth Center


  • Professional, Recreational therapy

  • 45986

  • Copper Hills Youth Center

Job Description


Recreational Therapy - PRN

Copper Hills Youth Center has an immediate opening for a PRN Recreation Therapist who is licensed and certified as a TRS, CTRS. Bachelors degree required. Experience with adolescent youth preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to, helping with psychotherapy groups on the units as well as on the ropes course, and also helping with outings (community and adventure) for the residents. You most often will be filling in for full-time recreation therapists as they may be gone for various reasons.

One week of on-site orientation at the facility and sufficient training in the department will be provided. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. Competitive wage offered. Hours can be anytime Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-8pm.

Copper Hills Youth Center

5899 West Rivendell Drive

West Jordan, UT 84088


If you are interested in joining a dynamic and fun team, please submit your interest via the Copper Hills Youth Center at: and follow the links to the Career center.

Walk for Therapeutic Recreation

The following message is being provided as a courtesy post on behalf of the BYU-I TR Society and is not officially sponsored by URTA:

Walk for Therapeutic Recreation

“Every BODY matters”

Come join us on July 10, 2020 to participate in a walkathon to promote Therapeutic Recreation.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

“Therapeutic Recreation is a holistic process that purposefully uses recreation and experiential interventions to bring about change either social, emotional, intellectual, physical, or spiritual-in an effort to maintain and improve health status, functional capacities, and quality of life.” (Carter, 2011)

If you are determined to make a difference we would love your contribution. Please sign up here. Write your pledge in the public comments to show how many miles you will walk for this cause. Because of social distancing, you may choose to walk where ever you would like.

We welcome donations! The money that will be received will go to the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Carriage Cove in Rexburg, ID.

For more information about Therapeutic Recreation visit