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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist: CTRS

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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist: CTRS

Job Code:  65786
Facility: The Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
Location: NORFOLK, VA US
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Certification 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

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. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

The Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, founded in 1986, is an 82 bed facility within the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health programs to the state of Virginia. We provide psychiatrically and medically managed acute care, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization for children and adolescents with significant impairments in their social and emotional development. We provide quality care to children and adolescents in need using quality, evidence based practice treatments. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health currently has a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist: CTRS position available. The candidate selected will be responsible for:

*  Provides recreation services to patients/residents

*  Conducts assessments

*  Maintains and develops leisure, socialization, and motor skills groups. 

Undergraduate degree from an accredited school in Therapeutic Recreation, Art Therapy, Music Therapy or Occupational Therapy and current certification or registration within the respective field and have a current certification.

Experience working with children and adolescents within a residential and/or psychiatric environment. Prior residential treatment or psychiatric experience preferred.

Must possess knowledge of the principles and practice of Therapeutic Recreation; Art Therapy, Music Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Must possess knowledge of behavior management and crisis management with aggressive behaviors.

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