The Activity Therapist, serving as a member of the
interdisciplinary treatment team, is responsible for providing
therapeutic recreational and activity services to adult, adolescent
or child patients under the care of Georgetown Behavioral Health
Institute for emotional or substance abuse problems. The Activity
Therapist will help to develop and implement therapeutic treatment
plans demonstrating sound application of AT Theory and methodology
and therapy sessions.
- Art Therapy (Certified)
-Music Therapy (Certified)
-Drama Therapy (Certified)
-Recreational Therapy (Certified)
-Adventure Therapy (Certified)
+ Participates in the formulation of patient's treatment plans,
including the establishment of treatment goals and objectives.
+ Monitors and documents patient's progress in achieving
treatment goals and objectives in group notes.
+ Consult with doctors, case managers and nursing staff as
needed to provide quality patient care. Contacts outpatient
treatment providers as needed.
+ Provides process-oriented group therapies, as well as
conducting educational and other didactic groups as assigned.
+ Reports to community and/or state agencies regarding any
patient issues as required by law.
Complies with facility safety, infection control and security
+ Supports facility internal and external customer service
+ Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs
of the hospital.
+ Education - Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g.,
recreational, music, art therapy or occupational therapy)
+ Experience - A minimum of 1 year experience in a field
relevant to the therapy specialty area or combination education and
experience preferred. Healthcare and inpatient psychiatric
experience preferred. Teaching or training experience a plus.
+ Required Licenses - Must be appropriately licensed in your
respective discipline (i.e. certified Music Therapist, certified
Art Therapist, etc.)
+ Additional Requirements - Must obtain and maintain approved
CPR certification as well as successful completion of Management of
Aggressive Behavior training including restraint and seclusion
policies prior to assuming patient care responsibility.
+ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
+ Excellent communication, assessment, evaluation, and
+ Knowledge of psychiatric and addictive disease diagnoses and
treatment; flexibility; teaching or training skills helpful;
understanding of, or ability to understand, DSMIIIR
+ Advanced knowledge and clinical skills in diagnosis and
treatment of mental health and have knowledge of patient rights and
laws pertaining to mental health.
+ Must have basic PC skills that include a combination of
working in a Windows Operating System and Microsoft Outlook, Word
and Excel and the ability to type a minimum of 30 words per
+ Must have excellent communication skills and be a good
listener with a pleasant demeanor that encourages and engages
+ Must be able to multi-task, prioritize with strong time
+ Screening: Must successfully pass background check, drug
screen, and physical and be able to provide positive employment
+ Physical Demands: With or without reasonable accommodations,
must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand for sustained
period of time, walk, pull, lift, raise and move objects from
position to position (up to 50 lbs.), finger grasp; feel sizes,
shapes, temperatures, and textures; express or exchange ideas
orally and potentially loudly, accurately, or quickly; visually
detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe,
inspect, assess; perceive the nature of sound with or without
correction; perform repetitive motions of the wrist, hands, or
If you are among the most competitive and qualified candidates
for the job, you will be contacted directly by one of our hiring
managers. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are
unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding your
application status. Good Luck & we hope to meet you soon!
Georgetown Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected
Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision,
company paid disability, 401(k) and a generous amount of paid time