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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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

RT Position in Brooklyn

Full-time recreation therapist opening: Geriatric Care. Schulman and Schachne Institute has a nationwide reputation for excellence. The facility has distinguished itself as a 2014 winner of the AHCA/NCAL National Bronze Quality Award, in its achievement of a 5-Star Quality rating in long term care for the last 3 consecutive years, and in its reputation for innovative care initiatives. Our large, highly esteemed Therapeutic Recreation department has a strong clinical focus, and a commitment to excellence in TR practice. For that reason, certification is mandatory for all departmental staff. Active certification at the CTRS level is required of all applicants. Excellent salary scale and 1199 Union benefits. For consideration send resume and cover letter via e-mail. LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY, 11212 CONTACT: Lora Serra PHONE: [718] 240-5104

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

School Director's Position Open at WCU

The School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University invites applications for the position of School Director beginning July 2015.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Calls for Papers

Both the American Journal of Recreation Therapy(AJRT) and the ATRA Annual have recently put out call for papers.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Faculty Opening a University of Wisconsin La Cross

The University of Wisconsin La Cross has an opening for a TR assistant/associate professor for the fall of 2015.

Position Opening at East Stroudsburg University

The Department of Recreation Services Management at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking your assistance in locating potential applicants for a faculty position opening. The position is full-time, temporary for one semester, Spring 2015. The department hopes to convert this to a continuing, tenure-track position for Fall 2015. We are seeking a CTRS-certified specialist in Therapeutic Recreation who is also able to teach a Research Methods course for our undergraduate majors. Minimum qualifications to apply are a Masters degree in Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation and current CTRS certification, with professional and teaching experience preferred. Courses to be taught for Spring 2015 are: 1) Recreation Services for Persons with Disabilities, 2) Concepts and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation, and 3) Research Methods. The faculty member will also supervise students in Therapeutic Practicum and TR Internship. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Elaine Rogers, Department Chair at 570-422-3297 for instructions regarding the application process. Emailed responses should be sent to kraptakis@esu.edu Application deadline is Monday, December 1st.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

RT Position Opening in Oregon

From Michael Ratliff, CTRS: I have another wonderful job posting to announce. http://goo.gl/0FE1Io This is a great opportunity for a Recreational Therapist. We have an opening for a Rehabilitation Therapist; our department continues to expand. Your CTRS qualifies you for this position! Come work for a world-class psychiatric hospital! During your off time, come play in Oregon’s world class outdoor recreation hotspots! We are an hour from the ocean, an hour from the mountains, and an hour from the cosmopolitan city of Portland! Find that rewarding job that utilizes the clinical skills you trained so hard to gain and enjoy the recreation we know is so important to a fulfilling life. Oregon State Hospital can give you access to it all. We need your expertise and clinical skills as a Recreational Therapist. You would benefit from joining our team. Our Treatment Mall model really utilizes the APIE process and evidence based practices. Our outcome measures show the efficacy of our RT interventions. Recreational Therapy is highly valued throughout the hospital. You could experience some of the most interesting caseloads through your work on our Inter-disciplinary Treatment Teams. We offer excellent leadership training and experience. Our Recreational Therapists have served on both the national and local ATRA boards. We also produce our own annual Therapeutic Recreation Forum, a workshop delivering .6 CEUs. Many of recreational therapist have gone on to work in hospital leadership and other leadership positions throughout the state. Please, contact me for more information or go ahead and apply: http://goo.gl/0FE1Io   Best wishes, Michael Michael S. Ratliff, CTRS Director of Recreational Therapy 2600 Center St NE B02-310 C-27 Salem, Oregon 97301-2682 Cell: (503) 932-8911 RSD Program Manager for Recreational Therapy

Monday, November 03, 2014

Faculty Opening at San Jose State

The Department of Health Science and Recreation at San Jose State University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy position to begin fall 2015.

Dean's Position Opening

Georgia Southern University’s College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean. Screening of applications begins December 15, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The full text advertisement, including information about the College, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, are available from the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Zach S. Henderson Library, wbmitch@georgiasouthern.edu

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month