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*Certified* Recreational, Music, Drama or Art Therapist (Full-Time) - Behavioral Health Program 320

Ceres, California, United States

*Certified* Recreational, Music, Drama or Art Therapist (Full-Time) - Behavioral Health Program 320

Ceres | California | United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 125 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the Best Place To Work In the Bay Area!

The Stanislaus County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed acute inpatient faciltiy for adults 18+ experiencing a mental health illness related emergency. Admission is voluntary or involuntary (5150).

Employment Status: Full-Time

Shift: Variesas needed

Days:Varies as needed

POSITION SUMMARY

Under supervision, the Rehabilitation Therapist provides rehabilitation therapy services to members served, both on an individual and group basis.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • B.S./B.A. in Occupational, Recreational, Music, Dance, Drama or Art Therapy, or Vocational Counseling (Must meet any regulatory requirements for the use of these titles, specific to the program type or location)
    • Six (6) months of experience in behavioral health setting
    • Discipline certification or licensure may be required per program licensure or accrediting body requirements
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
    • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.


    Preferred:

    • MA/MS in Occupational, Recreational, Music, Dance, Drama or Art Therapy or Vocational Counseling


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
    • Coordinates and provides rehabilitation treatment services for assigned members served, including leading and co-leading therapeutic groups, developing therapeutic activities and writing group descriptions, and scheduling therapeutic activities in collaboration with members served when possible
    • Coordinates outings for members served and supervises them on outings; may require driving van on outings
    • Coordinates special events
    • Facilitates community meetings and groups
    • Provides clinical supervision for Rehabilitation Activity Leaders, interns, and volunteers, as directed
    • Participates in the planning of the Rehabilitation Program
    • Participates in the development of Recovery Plans
    • Completes assigned sections of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), annual comprehensive assessments, and assessments that accompany changes of condition
    • Documents observations and assessments, as required
    • If employed at inpatient program, must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
    • If employed at outpatient program, must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
    • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

    SKILLS

    • Ability to observe, assess, record and report social, ADL, and psychiatric behavior of members served


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, push, pull, lift, and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, twist, reach, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity, as well as to occasionally drive and be exposed to uneven walking ground.


    EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

    Equal Opportunity Employer Description
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    Pay Transparency Policy Statement
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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