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Activities Therapist: WEEKENDS

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Activities Therapist: WEEKENDS

Job Code:  221831
Facility: Suncoast Behavioral Health
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Allied Health,Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is a private, acute inpatient psychiatric facility designed to provide quality services in a supportive environment to children, adolescents and adults.

The Activities Therapist conducts the activities of expressive/art/music therapy in order to improve functioning and independence and to provide recreation resources and opportunities for all patients with a focus on improving health and well-being. Responsibilities include assessing patients within two (2) days of admission and completing evaluations of progress. Additionally, the Activities Therapist facilitates recreational therapy groups and organizes leisure programs.

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 216 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. When UHS entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.


Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Art or Music Therapy. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreational Therapy.

Experience: Two (2) years’ experience providing activities/recreation therapy. Prefer minimum of two (2) years’ in a psychiatric setting with children, adolescents and adult population.

License/Certification: Certified Recreational Therapist (CTRS) or certification eligible.

Physical Requirements: Extensive sitting, standing, walking, reading, lifting over (50 lbs.) pounds and participation in active physical recreational program.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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