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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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

RT Position in NY

Vacancy: Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center Date Posted: 12/03/15 Applications Due: 01/01/16 Vacancy ID: 26213 Position Information AgencyMental Health, Office of TitleRecreation Therapist, Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, P15810 Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services Salary Grade14 Salary Range From $41993 to $53606 Annually Appointment Type Permanent Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class Travel Percentage 0%

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 18, 2015

RT Position Opening at New Hope of Indiana

JOB OPENING! Title: Recreational Therapist (CTRS required) Location: Indianapolis IN (Castleton-area) Facility: New Hope of Indiana New Hope of Indiana (Indianapolis) is in the process of opening a third Day Program site (this will be in the Castleton-area) and is currently looking to fill a Recreation Therapy position at this location. We primarily serve adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities but we are currently starting to take on children as well. Requisition Number 15-0233 Post Date 11/4/2015 Title Recreational Therapist Position Type Full Time City Indianapolis State IN Description The recreational therapist is responsible for the provision of recreation services for people with disabilities or illnesses. They may use a variety of techniques, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and field trips. The recreational therapist is responsible for providing holistic, purposeful interventions specifically designed to meet the capabilities, needs, and interests of the individual being served through the Therapeutic Recreation program. The recreational therapist performs all functions consistently with the Core Values of New Hope of Indiana. The recreational therapist must be willing to use personal vehicle, work independently, as well as possess good communication skills. Requirements Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree Must hold the following certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field Minimum of 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all RTs everywhere!

Clemson has GAs Available

Clemson University has announced RT graduate assistantships are available for 2016-17.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Grad Assistantships available at UNH

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is recruiting applicants for Graduate Assistantships in the Master’s of Science program in Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) with options in Recreation Administration or Therapeutic Recreation Administration to begin in Fall 2016. Please visit the Department website for additional information on the program: http://chhs.unh.edu/rmp/graduate-programs.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

RT Position in Colorado Springs

From Facebook post: Peak View Behavioral Health Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We has a full time Rec Therapy position open! Any interested candidates contact Vicki Platt at the address below. Victoria J. Platt, MHA, CTRS Director of Recreation Therapy Peak View Behavioral Health 7353 Sisters Grove Colorado Springs, CO 80923 Phone: (719) 444-8484 Fax: (719) 544-4842

Friday, December 04, 2015

Faculty Opening at Pittsburg State University

‎Laura Covert‎ via Facebook: Pittsburg State University is searching for a Therapeutic Recreation professor to start Fall of 2016. Main responsibilities will include teaching TR courses, advising students, and conducting research. Please refer to the link below for more information and check out the Pittsburg State University Therapeutic Recreation Facebook page!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Faculty Openings at Western Carolina

From Jennifer Hinton: Western Carolina University RT is searching for two faculty (start date August 2016). Below is the description for the second position: non-tenure-track faculty person. We will begin screening candidates for this position in January. We encourage candidates who are CTRS’ (eligible for NC licensure) with a master’s degree and experience to apply. Please contact me with questions at jlhinton@wcu.edu. Jennifer L. Hinton, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, FDRT Associate Professor, Program Director Recreational Therapy Program Western Carolina University https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/2517 A nine-month, non-tenure-track assistant professor position in Recreational Therapy beginning in August 2016. Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on teaching, service, and scholarly pursuit are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include contributions to the advancement and promotion of Recreational Therapy degree program; teach undergraduate recreational therapy students; advise students, and assist in maintaining ties with therapeutic and rehabilitation agencies; and provide service to the university, community, and profession. Earned master’s degree required with a graduate degree concentration in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation from an accredited institution preferred. All degrees must be from an accredited institution. Professional practitioner experience and NCTRC certification required. Must have a current unencumbered North Carolina recreational therapy license or be eligible for a North Carolina recreational therapy license. A doctorate degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in one or more of the following: foundations, program administration, physical disabilities, psychiatry, or geriatrics. WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship. Applicants are asked to apply online. Hard copy applications materials will not be considered. Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. For additional information, contact Jennifer Hinton, Chair, Recreational Therapy Search Committee, School of Health Sciences, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723; (828) 227-2715; jlhinton@wcu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled WCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Official transcript required upon employment. All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

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