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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Activity Therapist at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information).
One Full-time position available
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.
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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
Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and licensed in State of Georgia a plus but not required. Must have internship and/or working experience in therapeutic recreation and experience in facilitating therapeutic activity groups and/or psychoeducational activity groups in a psychiatric or rehabilitation setting. Must have a valid Driver's License. Must obtain the Safety Cares 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.
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.
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Special Instructions for employees affected by closures at SWSH & CSH’s Craig Center
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Follow the directions to apply for this job as listed above. However, be sure to include either SWSH or Craig, depending on which applies to you, along with Internal Employee and the Job Title.
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"Activity Therapist – Internal Craig Employee"
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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.