Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Requisition Number: 2022-4344

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Valhalla, NY

Overview

As part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, the Recreation/Activity Therapist designs and implements a variety of activity therapies focusing on individualized  needs with the specific objective of fostering effective interactions, enhance coping skills, cognitive functioning, reality orientation and prioritizing independence in caring for self.

Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree from an accredited institution in therapeutic recreation or behavioral health related services.  Masters degree preferred.  Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation required (CTRS).  Must demonstrate ability by education or training in treating people with mental/psychiatric illness. English/Spanish Speaking is a plus.

Hospital/Program Description

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

The Behavioral Health Center, located on WMC's Valhalla campus, has been a leading provider of psychiatric services since 1929, offering a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, community and emergency care for adults, children, and adolescents.