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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Positions in Indiana

Meaningful Day Services, Inc. is seeking Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists for the following areas:

Indianapolis and surrounding areas: Full-time position; Seeking candidate interested in working towards full-time employment; Must be willing to work some evenings.

Kokomo/Lafayette: Part-time position; We are looking to start a new service area in Kokomo/Lafayette, so prefer candidates with a lot of professional experience.

Fort Wayne and surrounding areas: Part-time position; Seeking candidates interested in working towards full-time employment and those with horse experience that may assist with our Equine-Assisted Therapy program.

Meaningful Day Services is currently one of the largest Recreational Therapy Providers under the Medicaid Waiver in the state of Indiana. We have 16 CTRS's currently on staff serving different areas of the state! We serve individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. One of the greatest perks to this position is that our therapists manage their own caseloads and have a great deal of flexibility. They are able to work independently, yet still get a great deal of supports through supervision and trainings.

Our therapists, at full-time status, typically carry a caseload of 18-24 clients. Client's are seen weekly or biweekly depending on their needs and how much of their budget is allocated to Recreation Therapy. Therapists typically serve client's in the client's home or integrate therapy services in the community (parks, recreation centers, etc). Therapists complete assessments for each client, develop goals/objectives, and plan/implement treatment interventions. They also work with a team of professionals for each client, write progress reports and attend interdisciplinary meetings every 3 months.

Company Benefits:

Reimbursement for therapy activities/supplies; Company Sponsored CEU's; Medical Insurance; AFLAC; 401K; Moving cost assistance for out-of-state hires; Ongoing supports through mentoring/supervision; Travel pay; Holiday pay; Paid Time off.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at, click on employment/resources to obtain our employment application. Please submit your application and resume to


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