Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

RT Position Opening at Wellstone

IU alum Jessica Herndon recently sent out this announcement about an opening at Wellstone Regional Hospital where she works at an RT:

Wellstone Regional Hospital is currently searching for a Recreational Therapist in our Specialized Therapy Department. Wellstone is a 100-bed behavioral health facility specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. We are conveniently located in Southern Indiana, only minutes from Downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

The therapist is responsible for assessing, evaluating, planning and programming services for a population ranging in ages from 5 to 100 in our bed behavioral health facility. Services include: acute inpatient hospitalization for child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry, and adult chemical dependency. Our facility also provides long term residential psychiatric care ranging in ages from 5 to 18 on a 12 bed unit. Other job duties could include: holiday planning, once weekly outings, and special events. We are looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to compliment our team of specialized therapists including recreation, expressive, horticulture, and pet therapy in providing a high level of quality patient care. We encourage and will help provide resources in maintaining continuing education.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree of accredited university and eligible to sit for national exam conducted through the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); drug testing, background checks, CPS checks, Sex Offender Registry check, fingerprinting. References must be verifiable.

Shift would consist of full time days, some evenings and weekends.

Benefits include but are not limited to 401k, tuition reimbursement, dental, health, vision, STD, LTD, Critical illness, etc. Pay is based on experience.

Please contact Jodie Peres by calling 812-258-1080.


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