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Activity Therapy Technician FT - (13481)

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Activity Therapy Technician FT - (13481)

Facility Name
Garland Behavioral Hospital
GARLAND, TX 75042 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Counselor, Customer Service, Support Staff
Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Garland Behavioral Hospital (GBH) is a 72 bed facility located inside Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Garland. We provide a broad range of services for Adult Psychiatric conditions.

Garland Behavioral Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Full time Activity Therapist. Under the guidance of the Clinical Services Director, the Activity Therapist will provide various therapeutically indicated recreation and leisure activities as a form of treatment to restore or improve emotional, cognitive, social and physical functioning. The activity therapist will assess the patient’s overall functioning to develop appropriate interventions and goals.  The activities provided will address the goals that the therapist has in place through leisure participation, education, and community re-integration.  

The position  is for Monday- Sunday ( with rotating weekends) 8am-5pm.

Key Responsibilities

Provide age appropriate interventions educating on positive coping skills and constructive self-expression.

Communicate effectively with patients, families, health care team members and community providers regarding patient status and progress.

Exhibit flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the patient



Milieu Management

Treatment planning


Job Requirements

Education:  High School Diploma or eqivalent

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the Activity Therapy field working with a mental health population highly  preferred. Combination of education, licensure and experience and/ or student internship hours may be considered.

License/ Certification: Current registration, certification or licensure in accordance with state and/or national board standards of specific field of allied health (i.e. art, recreational, music)

Credentials : BLS upon hire

                    Handle with Care, Verbal De-escalation within 30 days of hire; may be offered during New Employee Orientation

This opportunity provides the following:

  • UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Perks Reward Program

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

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