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Recreation Therapist
Req. #: 55457
Department: OT/RT Services
Location: 1308 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Schedule: Full time
Shift: 1: Days
Job Details: - Bachelors degree is required

VCU Health System's OT/ RT – Ped Psych is seeking a full time Recreation Therapist to provide direct therapeutic recreation, leisure development, and community skill building to children and adolescents in VTCC programs. To screen, plan and implement recreational services during scheduled times. To provide at least 65% direct care service to children and adolescents in assigned programs. Must possess knowledge of local, federal and state laws and regulations and JCAHO standards related to position's chief objective and demonstrate aptitude for compliance with VCUHS policies, procedures, and customer service philosophy.


All practice is guided by VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
Demonstrate ability to use resources as needed in order to function independently.
Demonstrates independence in scheduling, evaluation and treating caseload.
Demonstrate independence in coordinating and communicating with RT staff for TR programming and supply upkeep.
May be responsible for supervising volunteers and recreational students.
Flexibility in work hours as needed to accommodate community outing schedules, evening and weekend groups and special seasonal activities.


Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy, Early Childhood Education and/or Child Life

Current Child Life Specialist/Recreation Therapist Certification

CPR Certification may be required depending on area of practice

Current Virginia Driver`s License and on-going checks of driving record with no major infractions (only applies to RTs that drive the Rehab Van)

Relevant Child Life or Recreational Therapist internship and six months of experience in an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice


Fieldwork in a similar specialty/practice area

Experience in a hospital setting and in a similar specialty/practice area

Previous experience with community reintegration

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

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