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, March 10, 2016

Director of RT Position

Benchmark Behavioral Health is seeking to hire a Dir. of Therapeutic Recreation for our facility in Woods Cross, Utah. We are a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating more than 200 facilities.This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced CTRS to join our team at Benchmark. We are a growing, private residential psychiatric facility that, for a little more than 28 years, has a proven reputation of providing supportive and caring services for adolescents. We are passionate about quality care and are seeking an individual who shares our vision and will become an integral piece of our professional team. Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems believes that therapeutic recreation has a unique role in the psychological and behavioral improvement of the adolescents we treat. Our therapeutic recreation staff use individual and group therapy, play, recreation and other activity based interventions to maximize our patient’s functioning and promote quality of life. If you have a strong interest in providing quality therapeutic recreation to adolescent boys who have experience severe personal trauma, this is the job for you. You will be given the autonomy to develop and create a wide range of modalities and facilitation techniques. You will also be working with an awesome team of multi disciplinary professionals that you can rely on to assist you in coordinating a solid foundation of quality care and mental health treatment. This position will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of all therapeutic outings and activities in addition to directly supervising all staff in this department. This person will be developing programs to ensure our patients are working on pro social skills in the community, experience different levels of service learning in addition to mentoring, coaching and modeling appropriate vocational skills. This person will also be involved in other hospital wide therapeutic recreation activities such as ROPES, off campus activities, independent living skills groups, etc. As a full time employee, you will be eligible to receive: A competitive salary with shift differential; A flexible working schedule that adjusts to your school schedule; A full benefits package that includes real health, dental, vision and prescription insurance that is affordable and comprehensive; Tuition reimbursement; Generous PTO and holiday pay. You will learn a lot about yourself and take home more than a paycheck! Please check out our website and apply online at


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