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Children's Hospital Boston Recreational Therapist - Inpatient Psych in Boston, Massachusetts

74281BRJob Posting Title:Recreational Therapist - Inpatient PsychDepartment:Patient Services-NursingAutoReqId:74281BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:NursingJob Posting Description:The Recreational Therapist will be responsible for:

  • Serving child and adolescent patients with psychiatric and behavioral problems.

  • Following established procedures, methods, and protocols, providing skilled therapeutic group services and safety management of patients hospitalized with psychiatric illnesses.

  • Providing consultation and support to Nursing Staff.

  • Participating as member of multidisciplinary team to plan, provide, and communicate patient treatment/behavior goals and requirements.

  • 8 hour shifts between the hours of 8:30am - 7:00pm, and the ability to work rotating weekends

To qualify, you must have:

  • Significant experience leading therapeutic groups.

  • Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation (CTRS) strongly preferred.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, the ability to mediate fair solutions using conflict resolution skills and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

  • The ability to teach others including patients, families and peers in their further development of problem solving and communication skills.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only