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Activity Therapist 2- Augusta YDC- Augusta, GA (CCR)

Georgia.gov

Georgia.gov

Augusta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, plans, directs or coordinates therapeutic recreation programs. Activities include sports, gardening, dramatics, music, social activities, and arts and crafts. Conducts assessment of a client's condition and recommends appropriate recreational activity.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Conducts therapy sessions to improve clients* * mental and physical well-being

Confers with members of the treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs

Develops treatment plans to meet needs of the client, based on needs assessment, client interests, and objectives of therapy

Encourages clients with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting life skills and leisure activities, such as sports, games, music, arts and crafts, and gardening

Instructs client in activities and techniques, such as sports, gardening, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs

Observes, analyzes and records clients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed

Obtains information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the clients themselves to assess clients' capabilities, needs and interests

Plans, organizes, directs and participates in treatment programs and activities to facilitate clients' rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community and prevent further medical problems

Prepares and submits reports and charts to treatment team to reflect clients* reactions and evidence of progress or regression

Entry Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a therapeutic recreation or related therapeutic discipline from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Activity Therapist 1 (HCP060) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require registration in the area of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to Entry Qualifications, Preferred Qualifications may be added by the agency.

Bachelor's degree in a therapeutic recreation or related therapeutic discipline from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Activity Therapist 1 (HCP060) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require registration in the area of assignment.
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