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Activity Therapist

Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Activity Therapist.

 Job Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate psycho-education and therapeutic recreation programs. Groups include symptom management, recreation for leisure, life & social skills, basic conversation skills, community re-entry, sports, gardening, dramatics, music, social activities, and arts and crafts. Conducts activity therapy assessment of a consumer's leisure strengths & needs and recommend therapeutic recreational activity. Documents progress on each consumer and participates in consumer's individual recovery team. This position will serve as liaison for individuals and their treatment team. Will serve as Team Lead.



Bachelors Degree in a therapeutic recreation or related therapeutic discipline (music therapy, art therapy, horticultural therapy, etc.) Note: Some positions may require registration in the area of assignment

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Horticultural Therapy  or related field. Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist by the National Therapeutic Recreation Council and licensed in State of Georgia a PLUS but not required. Knowledge of procedures and training for persons with physical, developmental, mental health and substance abuse disabilities. Must have a valid Driver's License from the state in which candidate resides and have a clear MVR/driving record.  Must obtain the Safety Care Certification by completion of new employee orientation.  


In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills And Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 12 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Activity Therapist If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.