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RT Position

Posted On: July 20, 2020 - 1:14pm
Posted By: usfeditor
Job Location
Lake Behavioral Hospital - Waukegan, IL

Position Type

Per Diem

Job Shift

Position Summary

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning and implementing activity services for assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients.


Education: Bachelor&;s Degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational, Art, Music, or Recreation therapy, humanities, social work or related therapeutic discipline, or a Masters degree in Art Therapy, preferred.

Experience: One (1) year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.

Licensure: Certification or licensure by state and/or national governing body in of the following areas: art, occupational, recreation, or music therapy.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of Preventative Management Aggressive Behavior Training (SAMA) prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 90 days of employment. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours. Current Lifeguard and First Aid certifications if conducting swimming activities.


Lake Behavioral Hospital offers competitive rates and benefits; time off, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and matching 401k.



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