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Wednesday, January 13, 2016


My good friend from ATRA,  Diane Skalko, posted several career opportunities at the rec therapy listserv:

Carrollton Springs is hiring for a full-time CTRS.  See below for the posting.  You can apply for the position at
Carrollton Springs is located in Carrollton Texas outside of Dallas/Ft. Worth.

CTRS Activities Therapist 

Job Description
Recreational Therapist serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide  recreational and activity services to patients hospitalized for treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis, or psychiatric or emotional disorders. Plans, organizes and directs medically approved recreation programs, including such activities as sports, dramatics, games, arts and crafts to assist patients to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities. Recreational Therapist regulates content of the programs in accordance with patients’ capabilities, needs,  interests and treatment plan.  

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute in Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, or similar field and/or relevant licensure or certification per state of practice guidelines.  Must have a current and active CTRS License for the State of Texas.

Experience:  Previous experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience working with chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, psychiatric and geriatric patients preferred.

License:  Current unencumbered  certification/license/registration preferred.
Additional Requirements:  CPR certification and Crisis Prevention Training (CPI) within 30 days of employment and prior to any patient contact. May be required to work flexible hours and overtime. 

We have several hospitals looking for full-time or PRN CTRSs.  See below for the link to apply but the hospitals are:

Beckett Springs which is located in West Chester, OH outside of Cincinnati
Brentwood Meadows located in Evansville, IN
Carrollton Springs located in Carrollton, TX, outside of Dallas/Ft. Worth
Cottonwood Springs located in Olathe, KS
Highland Springs located in Cleveland, OH
Westpark Springs located outside of Houston, TX

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