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Recreational Activities Specialist - Wyoming State Hospital

The Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming, has a vacant, entry level RT position. This position allows up to one year for the employee to obtain their CTRS. Benefits begin soon after employment. Join our team at WSH in Evanston, where the air is clean and there is no state income tax! This position provides direct care recreation therapy interventions to patients in a psychiatric hospital in the group and individual modalities.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Assists with the development and administration of the recreational program for the facility utilizing various forms of recreation to meet the physical, cognitive, and sensory needs of the individuals served.

  • Plans and conducts activities and community integration outings which enable people to learn and practice mobility, cognitive, social, and emotional skills so they may get the most out of life and integrate with the public.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates care plans for clients including 1:1 and group interventions to meet the needs of the patients in a mental health clinical setting.

  • Documents data in a client's medical record, noting progress toward treatment objectives.

  • Creates a schedule that includes daily, weekly, monthly, and annual recreation/leisure activities for large groups of people.

  • Monitors participants during recreational activities to ensure institutional safety.

  • Completes regular inventories of supplies and equipment and prepares requests for new or replacement equipment and supplies.

  • Prepares monthly progress reports as well as daily therapy and recreational attendance documents.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an internship in Recreation Therapy that meets NCTRC requirements.

  • Will allow up to one year to obtain CTRS credential from National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

  • Knowledge of recreational therapy practice, principles, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the area of specialization.

  • Knowledge of recreational materials, tools and equipment, and their care and use.

  • Knowledge of the rules and procedures for a wide variety of team and individual sports and games.

  • Knowledge of individual and group work techniques used in recreational instruction and organization.

  • Knowledge of community resources available to the recreation program of the institution.


Contact Name:

Kathy Argyle; kathy.argyle@wyo.gov or 307-789-3464 ext 468

Human Resource Contact:

Tara Sanders; tara.sanders@wyo.gov or 307-789-3464 ext 656

Application Instructions

governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2811885/hsra07-12923-recreational-activities-specialist-evanston?keywords=recreation%20&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Location:

Evanston, WY

Part Time Daily Activities Coordinator - Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Organization Name

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures


Website

cgadventures.org


Type

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.


Minimum Requirements

At least 21 years of age.

Current CTRS certification (with the ability to supervise interns).

Must be self-motivated and team oriented, with a desire to work with diverse populations.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Needs to have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented.

Clean driving record required.

Current First Aid, CPR, and food handlers permit required (applicant is responsible for obtaining these upon being hired).


Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to Program Director Alex Ristorcelli: alex@cgadventures.org

Position available July 15th, open until filled.

Be sure to include information specific to:

1) Your experience in the outdoors (which outdoor activities you have experience with);

2) Whether or not you have current required certifications; 3) Experience working with diverse populations.


Application Deadline

Open until filled


Contact Name and Info

Alex Ristorcelli - alex@cgadventures.org. (435) 713-0288


Location

Logan, UT


Recreation Therapist - Vive Adolescent Care

JOB/POSITION OVERVIEW

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.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

  • 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.


POSITION RELATIONSHIPS

Supervised By:

Clinical Director

Workers Supervised:

None

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.


Requirements

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


Apply at vivetreatment.com/jobs

PRN Recreational Therapist - Copper Hills Youth Center

  • WEST JORDAN, Utah

  • Professional, Recreational therapy

  • 45986

  • Copper Hills Youth Center

Job Description

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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


Internships

Bennion Veterans Home Internships

Come complete your internship requirements while serving our Nations Heroes! At the Bennion Veterans Home, we are lucky to have the resources and staff to make a true difference in the lives of our Veterans! Learn the APIED process in action and get practical experience to finish off your degree! We have a thorough RT Internship program with several qualified supervisors and an interdisciplinary team you can learn from as well!


Company / Organization Name:

Bennion Veterans Home

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

NA

Application Deadline

Two months prior to the start of the semester you are completing your internship

Contact Name:

Kalisha Wilson

Application Instructions

Site visits prior to application are encouraged! Let us show you how cool working with the Greatest Generation can be! Please contact Kalisha Wilson at kalisha.wilson(at)avalonhealthcare(dot)com for more information, application details or to schedule a site visit.

Location:

Payson, Utah

Brighton Recovery Center Internships

Brighton Recovery Center is a dual diagnosis treatment center for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. The Recreation Therapy program focuses on evidence based delivery of Therapeutic Recreation through theory based intervention. As a member of the Recreation Therapy team the intern will get a deep understanding of the therapeutic value of engaged experience. This internship is fully immersive and the intern is involved in every step of the process. From coordinating with the rest of the Clinical Team to connecting with sober fellowships and community resources. The intern experience will help you grow professionally and personally throughout.


Company / Organization Name:

Brighton Recovery Center

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

This internship is a challenging experience but a transformative one so a willingness to grow and apply concepts to ones life is important. …also must be able to work Saturdays…

Application Deadline

2 months prior to the internship start date

Contact Name:

William Lindsay; wlindsay@brightonrecoverycenter.com

Application Instructions

Contact Will Lindsay to schedule a face to face interview. A resume and cover letter are also required: the cover letter should focus on the applicants passion for Therapeutic Recreation and what they see is the future of the industry including their role in that future.

Location:

Willowcreek Location: Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Crescent Senior Living Internships

Crescent Senior Living is an Assisted Living Community operated by Mission Health Services. Mission’s core philosophy is providing an environment of safety and security while the resident retains full autonomy. All of our Mission homes have joined the Eden Alternative Registry and are committed to battling the plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

An internship at Crescent Senior Living provides students with the opportunity to work with our Recreation Therapist and help with assessments, learn our documentation procedures, and to assist in providing goal-oriented leisure programs for our residents.


Company / Organization Name:

Crescent Senior Living

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Intern

Minimum Requirements

1- Pass a background check.

2- Appropriate TR Coursework.

3- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

4- Must live offsite and commute each day. Room and board will not be provided.

5- Complete necessary paperwork.

Application Deadline

Open

Contact Name:

Katherine Wright

Application Instructions

Contact Katherine for Internship Application and Guide at: katherine.wright(at)crescentseniorliving(dot)com

Send in Cover Letter, Resume, and Completed Application.

Location:

Sandy, UT

Daniels Academy Internships

Daniels Academy is committed to providing students with practical learning experiences under the direction of nationally certified and state-licensed therapeutic recreation practitioners. We work with male adolescents on the Autism Spectrum and assist them in developing their social and emotional regulation skills through adventure therapy. Some of our interventions are Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Fishing, Skiing, and Experiential Education. The intern’s role in this organization is to assist in all aspects of programs and administration. He/she will be supervised by a licensed and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist while performing various job tasks as outlined by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Based on experience, the intern may also serve in a leadership role, as an activity/program leader or project/committee head. The intern will also provide information on current trends in therapeutic recreation services, through projects, presentations, and staff in-service trainings. We offer internships during the Winter and Summer Semesters.


Company / Organization Name:

Daniels Academy

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Recreational Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

Ability to instruct or lead individuals or groups in outdoor recreation activities/programs Good physical condition Knowledge and experience in one or more of the programs offered during the semester you are applying for Experience working with Developmental Disabilities or in a Residential Treatment Center Ability to multitask Wilderness First Aid or Current First Aid and CPR (we can provide training free of cost if needed) Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule that often changes from week to week based on programming being offered. Pass a drug screen Complete IRS W4 and I9 Complete BCI Background Check Paperwork Submit Fingerprint Cards Submit Utah DMV Motor Vehicle Report Submit Utah Food Handlers Permit

Application Deadline

See our internship website for deadlines.

Contact Name:

Morgan Larsen

Application Instructions

Go to our internship website at danielsrtinternship.weebly.com/ and click on the link on our application page. Once you've filled out the application, please email Morgan Larsen your resume and cover letter at morganl@danielsacademy.net .

Location:

904 S 300 W Heber City, UT 84032

Discovery Academy Internships

Discovery Academy is a therapeutic boarding school located in Provo, Utah. Situated in between the spectacular Wasatch Mountains to the east and Utah Lake to the west, a variety of outdoor educational and recreational opportunities are literally at our doorstep. Discovery Academy boarding school serves students ages 13-17. We offer the best of both worlds - separate programs for boys and girls with opportunities for appropriate co-ed interaction. Our student body is limited to just 32 girls and 50 boys. Our small boarding school environment lets us create an atmosphere where every student is known and every need is addressed. At Discovery Academy, academics, residential living, and therapeutics are all built on an experiential foundation. In each area, our students learn by doing. We focus on building relationships, respect, and responsibility. Using this boarding school model, we help students discover their true potential, rekindle their love for learning and prepare for post-high school educational opportunities.

The Therapeutic Recreation program at Discovery Academy is brand new and is being launched in October of 2020. Discovery Academy saw the value that an evidence-based Therapeutic Recreation program could add to their already industry-leading programming. The recreation therapy program at Discovery Academy is adventure-based utilizing activities such as rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and canyoneering to teach therapeutic skills and help students generalize those skills to all aspects of their life. The department offers groups and individual sessions to students, experiential training for front-line staff, and groups for families during quarterly parent workshops. Recreation therapists at Discovery Academy work closely as part of the clinical team, serve on interdisciplinary treatment teams, and work with the residential and academic departments to enhance programming offered to students. Other programming includes day-long mastery trips, camping trips, drama productions for parent workshops, intramural sports, and weekend activities.

Due to how new the recreation therapy program is at Discovery Academy, you will gain firsthand experience developing an evidence-based, theory-backed program from the ground up. This will include in-depth exposure with every aspect of the APIED process under the supervision of expert clinicians. Interns will also receive facilitation skills with whichever adventure programming is being offered seasonally, free meals while working, and access to pro deals from many outdoor brands.


Company / Organization Name

Internships - Fall, Spring, Summer


Type

Full Time


Position Title

Intern


Minimum Requirements

Therapeutic Recreation Major from an accredited program with the majority of their senior course work completed. Individuals with experience working with at-risk youth and/or experience with doc climbing, skiing, canyoneering, or other vertical adventure sports are highly encouraged to apply.


Application Deadline

2 months prior to internship start.


Contact Name:

Jason Silva, silva.jasona@gmail.com


Application Instructions

Use the linked form to send us your information. Jason will reach out to with further application instructions. Be prepared to fill out an online application and provide a resume and cover letter.


Location

Provo, Utah

Kostopulos Dream Foundation Internships

Kostopulos Dream Foundation, also known as Camp Kostopulos, offers year round internships! Here are the following Intern Responsibilities:

1. Act as an integral member of the summer camp program team. Assist with paperwork such as camper histories.

2. Provide supervision, instruction, and ongoing assistance to program staff, campers, and volunteers during programs. Facilitate and lead assigned groups and activities such as-arts and crafts, music, drama, horses, ropes course, and more.

3. Assessments of Participants: Including reviewing documentation, personal interview, and observation. Formal written interviews will be completed by TR interns.

4. Develop individualized intervention plans for participants after assessments.

5. Shadow CTRS. Facilitate activities under direction of intern supervisor.

6. Complete evaluation forms after activities and review with supervisor.

7. Evaluate campers who received an assessment during the week.

8. Assist Program Manager & Coordinators in preparing program areas for summer. Plan and implement programs and activities: Including writing goals and objectives, writing activity plans, and making necessary arrangements.

9. Assist Program Manager in providing supervision and guidance to program by articulating expectations, displaying model behavior, maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships

10. Follow protocol regarding handling of behaviors and special needs; gives Program Manager & Coordinators input & feedback on effectiveness of behavior protocols.

11. Assist in implementing schedules for all areas of assigned camp programs including; facilities, special events, staff, meetings, etc.

12. Assist Program Manager & Coordinators in leading and facilitating ropes course groups

13. Respond to any critical situations that may arise with participants, staff or environment.

14. Supervise and assist in the following tasks: Supervision of participants, administering behavior protocol as directed, administering all medical protocol as directed, verbal and physical assistance, lifeguarding, and accomplishing all other tasks as directed.

15. Monitors safety of all aspects of the program and campers.

16. Communicate all pertinent issues affecting the programs to Program Manager & Coordinators (i.e. staff/client/ parent/transportation issues & concerns, etc), in a timely manner.

17. Responsible for implementing policies and procedures regarding facilities and van including but not limited to; ensuring proper paperwork is filled out prior to departing, reporting damages to Director of Operations, using backer when exiting a parking spot, etc...

18. Participate in all required trainings and certifications in compliance with the organization’s standards.

19. Create a nurturing, positive and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst staff, volunteers and community.

20. Communicate clearly, honestly and respectfully with all staff, participants, parents and volunteers.


Company / Organization Name:

Camp Kostopulos


Type:

Full Time


Position Title:

Intern


Minimum Requirements

Qualifications:

1. Must be 21 years of age and have a clean criminal background check.

2. Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, experience driving a 15 passenger van is preferred.

3. Knowledgeable of Cognitive & Physical Disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, developmental delays, spina bifida, etc required

4. Previous experience working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities required.

5. Excellent interpersonal communication skills

6. Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity

7. Current First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certification

8. Ability to be flexible, creative and adaptable to situations

9. Ability to consistently lift, carry and load adaptive and other sports equipment that may weigh 50 or more pounds, and sustain physical activity for 20 consecutive minutes.

10. Must be able to commit to contracted dates.

11. Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment

12. Appropriate TR coursework.

Application Deadline

Internships - Fall, Spring, Summer


Contact Name:

Kye James


Application Instructions

email kjames@campk.org


Location:

4180 Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Internships

The purpose of the therapeutic recreation internship is to provide the student majoring in therapeutic recreation with a practical learning experience in the development and implementation of therapeutic recreation services within McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Services at McKay-Dee Hospital, in Ogden, Utah. The therapeutic recreation internship will help prepare the student (with the required amount of educational experience) for a career in therapeutic recreation by providing a well organized, diverse, and meaningful hands-on experience. The internship will be supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, in accordance with the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification regulations. The experience of the TRS will help the student qualify to become a CTRS as regulated by NCTRC requirements. The internship will encompass the delivery of therapeutic recreation services in one or more roles according to the requirements outlined in the NCTRC job tasks and knowledge areas. It will also include a complete overview of the behavioral health units, the delivery of services in all aspects, and the opportunity for the student to develop professionalism in delivering services to a variety of patients who benefit from therapeutic recreation services. McKay Dee Behavioral Health has comprehensive, active, and diverse program structure serving a wide variety of persons with mental illness and behavioral health concerns.


Company / Organization Name:

Intermountain Health Care

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Intern

Minimum Requirements

Completion of cover letter and resume to TR internship supervisor.

Compliance with all Intermountain Healthcare McKay-Dee student training criteria and specific paperwork through the Education Department.

Compliance with any and all paperwork required by the college or university.

Satisfactory completion of internship interview.

Two letters of recommendation.

Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule to include any combination of days, evenings, and weekends as needed by McKay Dee Behavioral Health.

Application Deadline

July 1st for Fall

Contact Name:

Jenna Spendlove TRS, CTRS

Application Instructions

Email jenna.spendlove@imail.org with cover letter, resume and two letter of recommendation.

Location:

Ogden, UT

National Ability Center Internships

Gain professional experience and knowledge with hands-on experience in all aspects of community-based therapeutic recreation with an internship at the National Ability Center! Programs include: Equestrian (EFL, Hippotherapy & Adaptive Riding), Aquatics, Archery, Camps, Rock Climbing, Nordic Skiing/Biathlon, Family & Group Programming, Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, Paddle Sports, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Military Programs, Ski & Snowboard, Sled Hockey and more! For application deadlines, internship dates and how to apply, please visit discovernac.org.


Company / Organization Name:

National Ability Center

Type:

Internship


Position Title:

Therapeutic Recreation Intern


Minimum Requirements

Current student within a Therapeutic Recreation program or immediate graduate.

Current CPR and First Aid Certification (must be current for duration of internship).

Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment.

Working knowledge of National Ability Center policies and procedures (upon training).

Completion of a Utah State background check & valid driver’s license.

Basic computer processing skills including Microsoft Office.

Experience with people of all abilities, programming and safety needs.

Ability to give and receive feedback in a positive manner.

Commitment to all responsibilities and expectations.

Ability to help transfer people in and out equipment (lifting required).

Ability to withstand long hours in the outdoors.

Application Deadline

March 1 for Summer; June 1 for Fall; October 15 for Winter

Contact Name:

Amanda Baseler


Application Email / Phone / URL:

discovernac.org/get-involved/internships/


Location:

Park City, UT

New Haven Internships

New Haven is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls that focuses on effecting change within the family system. Students at New Haven deal with a variety of issues, including sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, attachment, and eating disorders. Recreational Therapy (RT) at New Haven is an integral part of the students’ journey, and focuses on providing our students opportunities to serve, leisure education, and experiential tasks. Each student participates in RT four times a week, with each group lasting an hour and a half. In these groups, we focus heavily on processing, and drawing parallels between the students’ behaviors inside and outside of group. We also provide two adventure days a month, where we take the girls off campus for an extended leisure opportunity, including kayaking, hiking, aerial arts, dance, swimming, etc. New Haven currently employs three full-time CTRS’s. If you are looking for an internship where relationships, family systems, and processing are key, New Haven is the right place for you!


Company / Organization Name:

New Haven

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Intern

Minimum Requirements

Monday-Friday 9-6 Every other Saturday 9-12

Application Deadline

August 1, 2018

Contact Name:

Lexi Garrett

Application Instructions

Send a resume to agarrett@newhavenrtc.com to schedule a time to interview.

Location:

Saratoga Springs or Spanish Fork

Recovery Ways Internships

We have organized our internship so as to provide a variety of learning opportunities with clients, coworkers and other professionals. Your internship experience will include exposure to all areas of the NCTRC Job Analysis, introduction to our RT services, involvement in our program and an introduction to a variety of diagnoses. We will also involve you in professional opportunities and affiliations that can assist you in future networking. At Recovery Ways, you will be exposed to the day-to-day realities of the treatment of adults (18+) with drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. You will be required to attend weekly team meetings, treatment team meetings, daily recreation therapy groups, leisure education, service, experiential groups, and family programming.


Company / Organization Name:

Recovery Ways


Type:

Internship


Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern


Minimum Requirements

Completion of university recreation therapy classes

Completed internship application

Ability to work full time (including some Saturdays)


Application Deadline

Ongoing


Contact Name:

Emily Washburn


Application Email / Phone / URL:

ewashburn@recoveryways.com


Location:

Murray, Utah

Salt Lake County Youth Services Internships

Ready to dive into a resilience theory based recreation therapy program? Interested in serving youth ages 0-18 who have experienced abuse and/or neglect or who are working with other risk factors in their lives in both emergency shelter and outpatient settings? Excited to contribute to a vibrant program that's always growing? This is the place for you.

For over 40 years, Youth Services has been serving youth and their families in the Greater Salt Lake area.

Our humble beginning included a few offices for our free counseling services and a small home as our shelter for abused and neglected youth. Over the years we have expanded to include shelter care for youth from birth to age 18, counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, afterschool programming, job training skills, around the clock availability and crisis therapy and extended services for young adult’s ages 18-22.

OUR MISSION:

To provide children, youth and families in crisis with immediate safety, shelter and support.

Though we have grown, our overall goal has remained the same: to improve the lives of youth and their families. Whether a youth is with us one day, a month or more, our goal is to make an impact in their life.

SERVICES OFFERED:

Our wide range of services extend throughout the valley and include our office in West Jordan which is a Juvenile Receiving Center and offers substance abuse day treatment, and our Afterschool Programs in Kearns, Magna, West Valley City, and Millcreek.

  • Juvenile Receiving Center

  • The Crisis Care Program

  • The Shelter Care Program

  • The Prism GSA Club

  • The Milestone Transitional Living Program

  • The Prevention Program

  • Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Afterschool Program

  • Counseling Services

Find more information at slcoyouthservicesrtinternship.weebly.com

The first step toward an internship at Youth Services is to complete the internship application and return it with your cover letter, resume and two letters of reference. Please send these items to my email: mdrummond@slco.org.

After reviewing your information, I will contact you and discuss the status of your application.

If you have further questions concerning the internship process or questions about our agency I can be contacted at 385-468-4449.

Southern Utah Veterans Home Internships

At the Southern Utah Veterans Home we strive to provide meaningful and evidence based interventions for the veterans of Southern Utah. As an intern, not only will you get to be a part of a great Recreation Therapy team, you will learn about the APIE process through a hands on approach. You will be expected to plan and facilitate groups, complete assessments, participate in clinical supervision under a CTRS and work as a part of the interdisciplinary team. At the Southern Utah Veterans Home you will not be "just an intern". You will be an integral part of a team whose goal is to provide Recreation Therapy services to improve the well-being of our nation's finest. Internship is full-time and unpaid.


Company / Organization Name:

Southern Utah Veterans Home

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must be eligible through their university’s Recreation Therapy department and meet NCTRC minimum requirements for an internship. No experience in long-term care needed.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020

Contact Name:

Lorielle Record

Application Instructions

Email Lorielle Record - lorielle.record@avalonhealthcare.com for application instructions.

Location:

Ivins Utah

St. Mark's Hospital Behavioral Health Unit Internships

Intern will work with CTRS's in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to become proficient at the APIE process. Learn more about the hospital at stmarkshospital.com/service/adult-behavioral-health-services


Minimum Requirements

  • NCTRC required course work


Company / Organization Name:

St. Mark's Hospital Behavioral Health Unit


Type:

Internship


Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Student Intern


Application Email / Phone / URL:

Please email resumes to elise.alford@mountainstarhealth.com and christine.forsdick@mountainstarhealth.com. Upon review we will set up an interview. If extended the internship, intern will begin the hospital screening process.


Location:

3900 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, Utah

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute Internships

Experience your large internship at one of Utah’s premiere research hospitals. The University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), offers large internships each semester for students seeking national certification in Therapeutic Recreation. UNI is an acute inpatient and day treatment hospital containing 120 beds and 11 units. The diverse patient population at UNI consists of individuals ranging from early childhood to geriatric who are a danger to themselves or others and are unable to maintain safety in a less restrictive environment. Common problem areas include anger, depression, self-harm, psychosis, detox and autism. The multidisciplinary team consists of highly-qualified doctors, therapists, nursing staff, social workers and expressive therapists. The Expressive Therapy department is responsible for leading 185 groups each week across the hospital.

As a member of the Expressive Therapy department, the Recreation Therapy intern will:

  • Prepare for NCTRC certification through assignments and projects.

  • Observe and facilitate groups across all units.

  • Learn to coordinate care with art therapists, music therapists as well as the multidisciplinary treatment team.

  • Apply the Therapeutic Recreation process through assessments, group notes, treatment plan reviews and discharge notes.

  • Learn and assist with challenge (ropes) course initiatives.

Unfortunately we do not offer stipends. To arrange a tour and begin the application process, contact Holly Badger.


Company / Organization Name:

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Application Email / Phone / URL:

holly(dot)badger(at)hsc(dot)utah(dot)edu; (801) 587-3299

Location:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Department of Corrections Internships

Under the supervision and guidance of a seasoned CTRS, students will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of Recreation Therapy at Utah Department of Corrections Forensic mental health facility. Students become part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, develop programming, complete assessments, gain experience with an electronic patient medical record, facilitate groups and gain valuable experience in a mental heath setting. Interns will be prepared to be entry-level practitioners at the completion of the 14 week experience.


Company / Organization Name:

Utah Department of Corrections


Type:

Full Time


Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern


Minimum Requirements

*Completed educational requirements which meet NCTRC standards for certification.

*Must pass background check.

*Be willing to complete 14 consecutive weeks of training.


Contact Name:

Katie Atencio TRS, CTRS


Application Instructions

Email cover letter and resume at katencio@utah.gov


Location:

Draper, Utah


Utah State Hospital Internships

Interns are matched with a licensed and NCTRC certified Supervisor. They will receive orientation and training throughout their internship. A stipend of $840.00 will be paid at the conclusion of a successful internship. Interns will be mentored by their supervisor and other RT professionals adhering to the NCTRC guidelines and job analysis. Interns are included in Clinical meetings and play a role on the treatment team. Opportunities for clinical rotations on other patient units is expected to broaden the learning experience regarding patient ages and with a variety of mental illnesses, age ranges from children through adults. It's expected the intern will have finished their class work and completing their education with this internship. We prepare our interns for the RT profession.


Company / Organization Name:

Utah State Hospital

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must be eligible through their university's Recreation Therapy department. Advisors will need to recommend them for this internship. This is a highly sought after intern placement, so early commitment to work and follow through is expected.

Internships are offered year round, but there is a cap of 5 interns per semester. We are looking for highly motivated, energized, creative, independent, and career oriented individuals who can work within a team of clinical professionals from psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, RT and OT staff. You will learn from the best!

Application Deadline

2-3 months prior to the semester

Contact Name:

Alyssa Turner TRS, CTRS

Application Instructions

Contact Alyssa Turner, the RT Program Associate for an application packet to be emailed to you. alyssaturner@utah.gov, 801-344-4489

Location:

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


VA Salt Lake City Internships

Our mission is “to serve the veteran who served us”. The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is committed to providing our patients with the highest Quality of Care in an environment that is safe.

Internships with Recreation therapy Services at the VASLCHCS offer students opportunities to work with one of four recreation therapist working with the following Veteran populations: homelessness, in-patient mental health, physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R), and substance abuse.

Contact us for more details if you are interested in working with Veterans within the recreation therapy department at the VASLCHCS. This is an unpaid internship.


Company / Organization Name:

Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

-Must be 21 years or older

-Pass background check

-Completed all required recreation therapy courses

-Focused, reliable, flexible, and strong self-motivated individual preferred

Application Deadline

Varies by semester–year round internships available

Contact Name:

Kristen MacGilvery

Application Instructions

Contact Kristen MacGilvery for application.

801-582-1565; ext. 1805

Kristen.MacGilvery@va.gov

Location:

Salt Lake City

Youth Care Internships

Our residential treatment programs include an extensive recreation therapy program designed to help students have successful experiences through physical, cultural and social accomplishments. While at Youth Care in Utah, students learn to use their community as a resource. Students build self-esteem as they try new activities in our programs such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or indoor climbing. Recreation therapy programs provide students with the opportunity to learn problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, and trust.

Our recreation program also includes service-based activities each week. During these times, students can be seen serving food to the homeless or filling shelves at the food bank. Such community service programs help students develop empathy for and an understanding of others. Additionally, while participating in recreation programs, students work on appropriate social skills, communications skills, coping skills and interpersonal skills as well as develop new talents. In our recreation program, students participate in structured recreation therapy as well as outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.

Our proximity to many and varied sites of historic, recreational and ecological significance, as well as Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and many performing art theaters allow a broad and interesting therapeutic environment. The Recreation Therapy program at Youth Care is overseen by nationally certified and state licensed recreation therapists.

The goal of all recreation therapy programming at Youth Care is to increase a student’s ability to regulate their emotions and their distress tolerance skills. Interventions focus on these core skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and teach skills in an experiential setting. This allows students to not only receive an understanding of the skill, but to actually gain hands-on experience using the skill.

If interested, please visit out internship site, ycinternship.weebly.com, to apply.


Company / Organization Name:

Youth Care

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Intern

Minimum Requirements

Pass a drug screen and background check

Be a senior in an accredited recreation therapy program

Complete necessary paperwork

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Name:

Jason Silva

Application Instructions

If interested, please visit out internship site, ycinternship.weebly.com, to apply.

Location:

Draper, Utah

Behavioral Health Center Internships

Take note this internship is located in Idaho Falls, ID.

Recreation Therapy Internship at the Behavioral Health Center. 14 weeks/560 hours. Full-time, unpaid experience. Work with adults and adolescents in acute and residential mental health. Apply skills learned in university coursework. Develop competence in all job tasks of a Recreation Therapist. Experience the therapeutic recreation process. Become a practicing member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.


Company / Organization Name:

Behavioral Health Center

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

• An Affiliation Agreement between your University and our Facility must be in place before applying for the internship. If you’re unsure if there is such an agreement in place, first contact your internship supervisor. If there are further concerns, please call us.

• Meet the academic path requirements outlined in NCTRC prior to starting the internship. See www.NCTRC.org, Information for New Applicants.

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Name:

Kristen Sargis

Application Instructions

Go to eirmc.com/professionals/bhc-internship.dot to get the application. Please be sure to submit all parts of the application. You will not be considered for an internship until we receive every part of the application. You may send separate sections as you complete them or send the entire application all at once, it’s up to you. Please use a .pdf format when emailing. Ensure all documents are legible look professional. You may need to follow up with individuals who are writing letters of recommendation for you – waiting for these letters has held up applications in the past.

1. Cover letter, including:

a. Preferred start date – which internship are you applying for?

b. Which university are you attending?

c. What is your field of study?

d. What is your anticipated graduation date?

e. Who is your internship supervisor? Include their contact information.

f. How did you hear about the internship?

g. Why are you interested in an internship in the field of mental health?

h. Anything else you think we need to know about you

2. Current resume:

a. Contact info, including current mailing address

b. Work or volunteer experience – describe duties, population served

c. Field work (internship) experiences – describe duties, population served

3. Essay Questions (see online). Please respond to all 12 items.

4. Two letters of recommendation (both professional). Please have the professional send signed letters to the BHC or email letters directly to the BHC.

5. Official transcripts to verify the completed coursework.

6. Provide a class schedule or some other indication of classes you are currently enrolled in that include required coursework.

7. A copy of your university’s Internship Course Description including the following:

a. evaluation forms required by school program

b. list of special assignments or project requirements as outlined by your school

8. Any additional forms required by the university in order to approve the internship site.

Location:

Idaho Falls, Idaho

City of Lakewood Internships

Take note this internship is located in Lakewood, Colorado.

The City of Lakewood’s Therapeutic Recreation Department offers an internship experience focused on community-based Therapeutic Recreation services. The intern will assist in providing goal-oriented leisure programs for individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 6 through adult, including but not limited to athletic opportunities, specialty classes, social engagements, community outings, and a summer day-camp. This internship experience will address all NCTRC Job Task Analysis areas through various areas of programming and prepare interns for both the NCTRC Certification Exam as well as entry-level Therapeutic Recreation positions.


Company / Organization Name:

City of Lakewood - Camp Paha

Type:

Internship

Position Title:

Therapeutic Recreation Intern

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must: Current senior undergraduate or graduate student in the process of obtaining a degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adaptive Phy-Ed, or related field and working to complete NCTRC requirements.

Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in Therapeutic Recreation coursework.

Application Deadline

December 15-January 15

Contact Name:

Shelby Nellis

Application Instructions

To apply for a TR Internship, please visit lakewood.org/Jobs and search for “Therapeutic Recreation Intern” and then click ‘Apply.’ The application process consists of a general application and supplemental questions and will also require the attachment of a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be screened and reviewed for eligibility. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. Please note that applicants must pass a background check prior to being offered a position with the City of Lakewood Therapeutic Recreation program. Summer Interns will be required to complete and pass additional paperwork as mandated by the State of Colorado for Child Care Licensing.

Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at RISE@lakewood.org or 303-987-4867 for more information.

Location:

Lakewood, CO

Wyoming State Hospital Internships

Take note this internship is located in Evanston, Wyoming.

Under the supervision and guidance of a seasoned CTRS, students will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of Recreation Therapy at Wyoming’s only state psychiatric facility. Students become part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, develop programming, complete assessments, gain experience with an electronic patient medical record, facilitate groups and gain valuable experience in a mental heath setting, with a wide variety of clientele. Interns will be prepared to be entry-level practitioners at the completion of the 15 week experience.


Company / Organization Name:

Wyoming State Hospital, Evanston, WY

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

*Completed educational requirements which meet NCTRC standards for certification.

*Must pass background check and drug screening.

*Be willing to complete 15 consecutive weeks of training.

Application Deadline

Open

Contact Name:

Kathy Argyle, CTRS

Application Instructions

Email resume and cover letter which identifies an approximate start date, your interest in RT & mental health and any skills/interests/talents that may be useful or helpful to kathy.argyle@wyo.gov

Location:

Evanston, WY

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