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Recreation Therapist- Adaptive Sports

Department: Recreation Therapy
Location: Atlanta, GA

Recreation Therapist- Adaptive Sports 

Shepherd Center is in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta as determined by the Atlanta Business Chronical! 

Our Recreation Therapy Program introduces our patients to a world of leisure enjoyment in adaptive activities such as sports, horticulture, arts and crafts, hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor sports.

In this hands-on position, your team will depend on you for evaluating each patient (adolescent, adult, geriatric) assigned and determining short-term and long-term goals in conjunction with the patient and other team members. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment program to meet these goals with moderate direct supervision, and plan and implement recreational programs and events to meet the needs of patients and the appropriate community.

You will also be responsible for periodically assessing effectiveness of treatment programs and adapting and implementing changes as needed; documenting patient care and progress; determining equipment needs; maintaining awareness of and contact with community-based resources for patient and caregiver referrals, providing training as appropriate; plus more.

A Bachelor degree from accredited program and three years experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related specialty field is required.  CPR certification is required and can be provided by Shepherd Center.

Basic knowledge of therapeutic recreation and/or related specialty field as it relates to spinal cord injury and brain injury, as well as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification by National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is preferred.

Membership and active participation in professional organization preferred.  Current Georgia driver's license and insurable by SCís auto insurance policy .   

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