CTRS - Recreational Therapy Program

Sundance Behavioral Healthcare Arlington, TX

Recreation Therapy Program Manager (CTRS)

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

The Recreation Therapy Program Manager oversees and is a function of the recreational therapy team, implementing the plan for activity services for the assigned program including defining and implementing treatment goals and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients.

Oversees the Recreation Therapy Program and Recreation Therapy Team

  1. Encourages individuals to participate in individual and group activities of a physical, social, and cultural nature such as indoor and outdoor games and sports, dance, and leisure.
  2. Supervises entertainment and movies and assists in planning programs for special occasions with the Therapy Team. 
  3. Plans treatment goals for specific patients. Assists in coordinating recreation therapy with other therapeutic programs.
  4. Facilitates and coordinates the activities program of a group of patients including simple crafts, games, social and musical activities, and instructs unit personnel in basic activity skills.
  5. Observes patients' reactions and progress and records clinical notes to be included in medical files and prepares reports.
  6. Cares for equipment and assigned facility areas
  7. Maintains order and supervises the conduct of patients in the facility during, and outside of group time.
  8. Prevents injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property.
  9. Maintains security of working areas and work materials.

Job Functions “Treatment Planning"

  1. Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.
  2. Provide information to the treatment team that assist in the development and revision of the treatment plan.
  3. Document the treatment plan, interventions and the patient's response to the intervention

Recreation Therapy Program Manager (CTRS)

 Job Functions - Intervention

  1. Ensure intervention is based on the patient's plan of care and patients interests.
  2. Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.
  3. Employ facility approved Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) as necessary.

 Job Functions - Milieu Management

  1. Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.
  2. Effectively aids in the planning and implementation of activity therapy for assigned patients
  3. Monitor therapeutic space, supplies and equipment and ensures they are kept in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
  4. Utilize advanced knowledge of therapeutic concepts and methods for determining therapeutic services for psychiatric and chemically dependent patients.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics as well as therapy and practice of group processing.

 Job Functions -Teaching

  1. Provide education to patients based on their identified needs and limitations in learning.
  2. Promote learning experiences and provide educational materials to patients.
  3. Evaluate and document effectiveness of all patient teaching.
  4. Provide opportunities for patient to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.

 Specific Standards for the Care of Child Patients Ages 5 through 11:

  1. Maintain knowledge of the Pediatric Program Rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
  2. Maintain knowledge of children's stages of development and seek guidance from the nurse in charge when questions about the norms for behavior related to child development arise.
  3. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and make note of any deviations in behavior, and/or history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
  4. Recognize acting out behavior of child specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled child.
  6. Relate to child patients in an age appropriate manner.
  7. Utilize behavioral management procedures/techniques with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of children, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

 RECREATION THERAPY 

Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18:

  1. Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program Rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
  2. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any deviations in behavior.
  3. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled adolescent.
  5. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.
  6. Utilize behavioral management procedures/techniques with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adult Patients above Age 18 Years:

  1. Uses time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish duties/responsibilities
  2. Maintain knowledge of the Adult Program rules, protocols and treatment modalities
  3. Recognizes stress related behaviors and offer appropriate comfort, reassurance and structure to ensure safety
  4. Relates to adult patients in an age appropriate manner.
  5. Utilizes intervention, education, and management techniques with an understanding of any special medical needs, history of emotional, physical and /or sexual abuse or trauma related experiences, cultural and gender issues, and age.

The essential job functions as stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. The stated job functions are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Certification(s) / Registration(s)

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) REQUIRED

Preferred CPI, CPR