Recreation Therapist

This professional position is responsible for recreational, leisure and therapeutic activities. The position will function as a member of the treatment team interacting with patients in activities designed to fulfill individualized treatment goals within a psychosocial rehabilitative program and therapeutic milieu.

The basic work schedule is 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Days and hours may change on an interim basis for clinical/programmatic needs.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational and therapeutic activity programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, set-up, participate and maintain equipment used in recreational/leisure activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation administration, recreational therapy, or related field
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) preferred.
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish speaking a plus.

Hospital/Program Description: Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is part of a 895-bed regional medical system serving New York’s Hudson Valley region. The system encompasses every adult and pediatric medical specialty and includes an academic medical center, children’s hospital, community hospital, two inpatient behavioral health centers, homecare and numerous outpatient health programs. With a total workforce of 7,000 healthcare professionals including 1200 physicians, Westchester Medical Center is the region’s most advanced and innovative health care delivery system and one the largest employers.

The Behavioral Health Center 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.

Westchester County is picturesque and popular Hudson River suburb bordering New York City This backdrop is ideal for the active person looking for a place to hike, bike and paddle. The County also contains Rye Playland (a popular children’s amusement park), 200+ historic sites from the American Revolution, the African American Heritage Trail, grand Rockefeller properties, and well-preserved 18th-century homesteads. The area is known for its world-renowned colleges, and universities, as well as, it’s sophisticated shopping, dining and entertainment venues. A packed community calendar includes the Lyndhurst Crafts Fair, Yonkers Riverfest, and Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (an annual summer event inspired by the environmental efforts of folk legend Pete Seeger) .

Company: Diamond Healthcare Corporation

Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

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