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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Position Opening in Idaho Falls

From Colleen Cooke comes this opening:

The following position is available at the Behavioral Health Center, a department of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
• Full- and part-time positions
• Rotating holidays and weekends (1 in 5)

• CTRS required
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Previous related experience preferred.
• Should possess general knowledge of the basic principles and techniques needed in providing appropriate mental health care.
• Must possess good organizational and leadership skills.
• Must have the sensitivity, maturity and ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
• Must have a working knowledge of a variety of sports, arts and crafts and leisure activities.
Essential Duties

This individual is an active member of both the Recreation Therapy Department as well as the interdisciplinary treatment team. They will:
• assess patient needs,
• plan programs and interventions,
• implement and evaluate these programs and patient outcomes,
• complete regular documentation of groups and patient progress,
• assist in overseeing daily program schedule,
• create and modify programming and treatment for patients.

Client Population
• Acute pediatric unit, ages 12 and under
• Acute adolescent unit, patients age from 12-17
• Two acute adult units, ages 18 and older
• Residential adolescent unit, ages 12-17

In addition to our hospital services:
• Our recreation therapy department facilitates community groups on our on-campus challenge course. Though community groups are more regular during the summer and fall months, the challenge course is a part of hospital programming as well. Staff will be trained in the use of both low and high elements when the course is in operation.
If you’re interested, please apply online at

Idaho Falls, ID - Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center


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