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Activity Therapist

Cascade Behavioral Health

This is a Full-time position in Tukwila, WA posted April 7, 2021.

Our Passion:
We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:
Cascade Behavioral Hospital, located in Tukwila, WA, is part of Acadia Healthcare’s Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Our counseling team provides compassionate, high-quality counseling and therapy to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. Our mission is to provide full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry

Your Job as an Activity Therapist:

Every day, the Recreational Therapist who works with us makes a lasting positive difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. Our patients and their family members will look to you for care, comfort, and compassion. Our clinicians and other treatment professionals will rely upon you to provide information, documentation, and personal insights about our patients’ progress.  

Your Responsibilities as an Activity Therapist   :

  • Assess patient needs through observations, medical records, tests and discussions with other healthcare professionals, patient family and patient.
  • Conduct sessions to improve patient mental and physical well-being, instruct patients in activities and techniques, such are sports, dance, music, art, or relaxation techniques designed to meet their specific needs.
  • Plan and organize activities to facilitate patient rehabilitation including expressive therapy, leisure and social activities for patients ensuring that their needs are addressed in a safe manner. 
  • Create treatment plans and programs that meet patient needs and interests.
  • Engage patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games.
  • Help patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent.

Your Skills and Qualifications as an Activity Therapist  :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy or another therapeutic-based field which may be approved for national certification in their area of expertise.
  •  Master’s degree preferred. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.  
  •  Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or currently in the process of obtaining national certification; OR certified in the area of specialty (Art, Dance, Music, etc.) OR clinical professional licensure (LCPC, LPC, etc.) with certification in the expressive therapy area. First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).    

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)