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Recreational Therapist

Children's Residential - CLIP – Burien, Washington
Department Children's Residential - CLIP
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Summary

Provide therapeutic programming for children and youth with emotional & behavioral challenges in a therapeutic residential treatment environment. This position works in a milieu setting using the engagement model of care.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Support clients to meet treatment and behavioral goals by implementing plans that teach clients emotional regulation skills, social skills, collaborative problem solving skills, and independent living skills.
  • Partners with other program staff and developing and implementing a variety of therapeutic programming groups, individual recreational therapy interventions, planning and leading community outings, completing assessments, treatment plan development, documenting treatment progress, and providing milieu management and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
  • Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
  • Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
  • Support clients to meet treatment and behavioral goals by implementing plans that teach clients emotional regulation skills, social skills, collaborative problem solving skills, and independent living skills.
  • Partner with other program staff and in developing and implementing a variety of therapeutic programming groups, planning and leading community outings, completing assessments, documenting treatment progress, and providing milieu management and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or other Behavioral Science with an emphasis in recreation
  • One year experience working with children/youth
  • Valid WA State Driver’s License, Current First Aid and CPR certification and WA State Food Handlers Permit or ability to obtain before the first day
  • Effective communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving skills, writing skills, and be able to work without supervision. 
  • Washington State agency affiliated counselor registration, or position-related licensure/registration or ability to obtain before the first day
  • Understanding of trauma-informed as well as family-centered care and have experience working with children and youth with complex needs, preferably in a mental or behavioral health care setting.
  • Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

About Us:  At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who are vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders.  The Navos mission is to transform the quality of life for the people we serve by providing a broad spectrum of care.  We believe that equity and inclusion are vital to living our values and achieving our mission.

 Apply here!  or paste this URL into your browser: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=385 

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status  or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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  • Location
    Burien, Washington
  • Department
    Children's Residential - CLIP
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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