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Full Time Therapeutic Recreation Technician - Neighborhood House

The Therapeutic Recreation Technician (TRT) is responsible for implementing a quality therapeutic day program for aging and disabled adults. The TRT assists with client assessments, designing care plans and communicating with caregivers.

Bilingual Preferred


Principle Duties

  • Conduct and implement individual, or group activity sessions in accordance with the daily scheduled activities.

  • Adapt calendared activities to optimize client engagement and function.

  • Assist in performing and recording necessary assessments with clients.

  • Assist in developing and producing a monthly calendar of recreational, social and cultural events.

  • Attend annual conferences with families/caregivers of each client.

  • Assist in designing and creating a monthly calendar of activities for implementation.

  • Observe client behavior in structured and unstructured settings to determine behavior patterns and functioning levels.

  • Assist in developing and producing a monthly newsletter for distribution to clients and their caregivers.

  • Monitor and observe clients; records and reports client’s conditions, progress, behaviors, activity, etc.

  • Maintain and protect the confidentiality of client information at all times in accordance with HIPAA Laws.

  • Drive (up to) a 16-passenger bus for client outings in addition to transportation routes, as needed.

  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of physical areas and equipment used during therapy/treatment.

  • Manage inventory for program supplies, equipment and activities and report to Program Coordinator.

  • Attend all required monthly staff meetings.

  • Understands principles, theories and practices of mental health, the aging process and developmental disabilities.

  • Identify and apply appropriate safety intervention techniques.

  • Be aware of and sensitive to client’s origins, backgrounds, ethnicities and past experiences.

  • Familiarity with adult day programs and an understanding of the needs and challenges of aging and/or disabled adults and their families and caregivers.

  • A demonstrated desire to care for people, including the above-referenced population, is optimal.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The candidate should be solutions-oriented and able to problem solve collaboratively and independently, with minimal direction.

  • Have a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

  • Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand information as presented verbally, by clients, staff and caregivers.

  • Communicate information clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information in the English language.

  • Show sensitivity, tact, and professionalism when interacting with others- staff, clients and caregivers.

  • Identify and apply appropriate safety intervention techniques with clients such as redirection, reassurance and humor.

  • Ability to physically assist clients with ambulating, toileting, dressing, feeding and other client needs as assigned.

  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more.

  • Computer literacy is required, with proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel), and Adult Program client tracking (program database) software.


Contact Name:


Application Instructions

https://nhutah.splashtrack.com/Vacancy/300284086/nhutah/102

Location:

423 South 1100 West, Salt Lake City, Utah


PRN Recreational Therapist - Huntsman Mental Health Institute (Formerly UNI)

University of Utah Health is seeking a PRN Recreational Therapist to join our Expressive Therapy team at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI, formerly known as the University Neuropsychiatric Institute or UNI)!

This PRN Recreational Therapist position is responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating recreation therapy interventions, and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI).


Responsibilities:

  • Provides safe and appropriate specialized programs.

  • Assesses patients, develops and implements treatment programs to meet the goals of treatment services and patient needs.

  • Establishes treatment goals.

  • Evaluates therapy results and modifies treatment plans accordingly.

  • Develops discharge plans in collaboration with patient, family and treatment team members.

  • Participates as an active member of the treatment team.

  • Participates in the department and service delivery unit’s quality improvement programs.

  • Evaluates and assists in procurement of needed resources.

  • May assist in orientation, supervision and professional development of new staff and students.


Qualifications

  • Two years of related experience.

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Current licensure as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS); or Current licensure as a Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS)

  • National certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).


Application Instructions:

careers-uuhc.icims.com/jobs/44712/recreational-therapist---huntsman-mental-health-institute-%28hmhi%29%2c-prn-hours/job?mobile=false&width=850&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360


Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

Part Time Guide - Pivot Adventure

All resilient people have one common characteristic. That is when adversity hits, they have the ability to say, "The story I am telling myself is..." When we can take adversity and turn it into a learning experience our quality of life improves.

That is what we do at Pivot Adventure. PA is an adventure-based mentorship course mostly for teens. Our main focus is to help students who are struggling with depression, anxiety and isolation learn skills to become more resilient. You can get a good feel about what we do by checking out our website.

This is a part time position. Hours are not guaranteed. Most of the work will take place outside doing adventure activities with our students. Pay starts at $17/hour with a 3-month trial period. If you are invited to stay (and if you want to be here too) your pay will move up to $20/hour.

Pivot Adventure is a Utah Nonprofit, 501(c)(3).


Minimum Requirements

  • A college degree in a related field of mental health or outdoor recreation. Rock Climbing experience with a Single Pitch Instructor Certification and/or the ability to confidently lead 5.9 sport outside is a huge bonus. Most of the work will be done outdoors doing adventure activities with teens or adults that are in recovery. Must have strong background in the outdoors to apply. Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and have a clean driving record.


Application Instructions

Send us an email to leap@pivotadventure.com. Tell us about the recent projects you have worked on, recent failures, your proudest moments, books you are currently reading, what you have learned from others that you've tried to pass on. Also tell us about your outdoor experience. Deadline is 3/18/21.


Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

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/2980331/recreational-therapist-ii-utah-state-hospital?keywords=recreational&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Location:

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


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

Copper Hills Youth Center Internships

  • WEST JORDAN, Utah

  • Internship, Recreational therapy

  • 45986

  • Copper Hills Youth Center

  • https://www.copperhillsyouthcenter.com

Job Description

Responsibilities

Recreation Therapy Intern

Learn to use the APIED process in a mental health setting, working with youth aged 12-18.

Move from observing RT programs to conducting a case load on your own.

Copper Hills Youth Center

5899 West Rivendell Drive

West Jordan, UT 84088

Qualifications

A senior at an accredited university, graduating from a recreation therapy program


Send an email to Allysa Beers allysa.beers@uhsinc.com with what semester you are applying for and when you would like to start your internship. First Come First Served; turn your application in as soon as you can.

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@crescentseniorliving.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:

Julie Varoz, MPA, TRS, CTRS

Application Instructions

Contact Julie Varoz, the Recreation Therapy Director for an application packet to be emailed to you. jvaroz@utah.gov, 801-344-4447

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

Wasatch Crest Treatment Services Internships

Who We Are: Wasatch Crest is an adult inpatient substance abuse recovery center located at the north end of Heber City, Utah. We offer 30, 60 and 90-day treatment programs and also address co-occurring mental health disorders. Wasatch Crest is licensed as a social detox facility, provides partial hospitalization and day treatment programs, and operates a transitional recovery residence for men.

Our Mission: Wasatch Crest offers the full continuum of care through respect, dignity and compassion. Although we are a group of specialized professionals, it is each of our personal missions to give back by helping others overcome their addictions.

RT Intern Position Summary: The Recreational Therapy Intern is responsible for assisting in all aspects of Recreational Therapy programming and administration. The intern will be supervised at all times by a licensed and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and will perform a variety of job tasks required by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Recreational Therapy Interns strive to build a strong therapeutic alliance with clients through compassion, empathy, and feedback as necessary.


Company / Organization Name:

Wasatch Crest Treatment Services

Type:

Full Time

Position Title:

Recreational Therapy Intern

Minimum Requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to instruct or lead individuals and/or groups in both indoor and outdoor recreation interventions and activities

  • Ability to be present every day of scheduled internship

  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities

  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule that may often change week to week based on programming offered

  • Completed all required classes for graduation

  • Ability to pass a drug screen and background check

  • Must have TB screen within the last year or able to get one within 14 days of hire

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification

  • Current Food Handler’s Permit

  • Current Utah driver’s license


Personal Competencies:

  • Possess a genuine interest and concern for the welfare of the clients

  • Possess ability and interest in acquiring professional growth through training

  • Have ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all staff, clients and visitors

  • Must be a team player, adapt well to change, and maintain a calm and positive attitude

  • Must be physically and mentally able to assist in an emergency situation

  • Ability to interact in a residential environment while maintaining appropriate boundaries


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete New Hire paperwork including all requirements and trainings

  • Complete all 69 Job Task Domain Competency Assignments

  • Arrive to work on time every day, dressed neatly and appropriately

  • Refrains from use of social media or other unnecessary use of electronic devices while at work, including refraining from taking pictures of clients

  • Interacts with clients in the therapeutic milieu and provides support to clients

  • Participates in weekly Clinical Meetings

  • Participates in monthly Staff Training Meetings

  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreational Therapy

Application Deadline

05/01/2021

Contact Name:

Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS

Application Instructions

Email Adelinn Cook, the Director of RT with your resume, cover letter and references

adelinn@wasatchcrest.com

Location:

Heber City, UT

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:

Nicole Hasson TRS, CTRS or Natalie Montoya MTRS, CTRS

Application Instructions

If interested, please visit out internship site, ycinternship.weebly.com, to apply or contact Nicole Hasson TRS, CTRS at Nicole.hasson@youthcare.com or Natalie Montoya MTRS, CTRS at Natalie.montoya@youthcare.com.

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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