Nov 21, 2022

Recreation Therapist

  • Upstate Nursing
  • Syracuse, NY, USA

Job Description

Recreation Therapist

Job no: 74026
Department: Nursing-7W-Adolescent Psych
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: TH Recreational Therapy Associate, NSSL2
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Registered Nurses, Management & Professional

Job Summary: The Recreation Therapist plans and conducts activities for clients/patient groups, working individually or as a member of the treatment team. The position will also assist patients in leisure activities to engage and improve mind, body and spirit, and patient adjustment to life with disease injury or disability, analyzing and reporting behavioral patterns to the treatment team or others. The incumbent is required to requisition, store, and maintain equipment and supplies. The objective is to effect improvement in the clients physical, mental and social well-being.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy or a related field and one year of professional recreation experience in a therapeutic, instructional or rehabilitation setting required. Certified Therapeutic Rec Specialist (issued by NCTRC) required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Work Days:

Days, rotating holidays and weekends as needed

Message to Applicants:
Recruitment Office: Human Resources
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at