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Deltek Talent Management - RECREATIONAL THERAPIST (CTRS) - PRN (Meridell) - (23898)

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Facility Name
Meridell Achievement Center
Austin, TX 78750 US
LIBERTY HILL, TX 78642 US (Primary)
Career Area
Recreational therapy
Job Description

:Meridell Achievement Center is a 134-bed private residential treatment facility that specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral and neurobehavioral problems. Our greatest asset is our staff, who work together to uphold the Facility's reputation for excellence in helping patients and their families resolve behavioral health problems. . Meridell is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, that operates 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. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Meridell is seeking a Recreation Therapist (CTRS).   The Recreation Therapist (RT) provides group facilitation and supervision of patients within the RT group setting.  The RT provides patients with a safe environment in which to learn practices in the following personal skill areas: leadership, communication, social, problem solving, coping, cooperation, conflict resolution and self confidence.  The RT models appropriate methods of communication skills, social skills, problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills.  The RT transports patients on occasion for off campus activities.  The RT works closely with the interdisciplinary treatment team in making individualized patient RT goals and objectives.  The RT will complete all required documentation within a timely manner to meet regulating agencies’ regulations.  RT will plan and implement special events, such as holiday activities and school vacation activities for the campus. 

Job Requirements


  1. Education: Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation or related field.

  2. Experience: Experience working with children and/or adolescents is preferred.

  3. License/Certification: Current certification from National Council in Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS) and/or Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification

                Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License (with good driving record)

  4. Skills: Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work under stress. Must exhibit professional conduct, honor boundaries, be able to set limits and maintain patient confidentiality. Must be able to use critical thinking skills in daily work practices. Must perform job functions appropriate to the scope of practice for the RT position. Must possess a working knowledge of Micro-soft word, excel and access.

  5.  Essential Physical Requirements:  Must be able to meet physical demands of lifting and moving  up to 40 pounds, walking and standing for long periods of time, running for short periods of time.

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