RT Blog

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, May 23, 2017

RT Opening

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT!! Valley Behavioral Health is now accepting applications for a full time Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The hospital is located in Barling, AR (a couple miles outside of Fort Smith) on several acres which includes a small pond, a paved walking trail and open field for games like kickball, ultimate Frisbee, etc. The department has a half gym with one basketball goal, an art room and small kitchen. We currently have 6 units (children, acute adolescent, 2 subacute adolescent, 2 adult units). If you have any questions please contact Sheri at 479-494-5700 ext 1698 Sheri.kelley@valleybehavioral.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Faculty Position with RT Assistant Program

Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina, is accepting applications for Coordinator/Instructor for the Recreational Therapy Assistant program. The two-year program has approximately 25 students and was established in 1989. Graduates earn their “Licensed Recreational Therapy Assistant” (LRTA) credential from the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure. The successful applicant must be a licensed RT in NC before beginning work, and must be able to manage and facilitate a high ropes course. The College is located in Morganton, North Carolina, 45 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from Charlotte, NC. The western part of NC offers wonderful outdoor opportunities. To apply, go to: https://wpcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1079