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Recreation Director / FT

Job Code:  47389
Facility: River Crest Hospital
Location: SAN ANGELO, TX US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

The Recreation Therapist ensures that recreation therapy services meet the needs of patients in a professional and efficient manner.  He/She will asses the needs and abilities of each patient admitted to River Crest.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description.  The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.  Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Master’s degree in Occupational/Physical Therapy,  Music Therapy or Art Therapy required.


Experience: One (1) year experience in addictions/mental health treatment and/or recreation therapy is preferred.


Licensure/Certification: Recreation Therapist/Specialist/Consultant; CAC or similar preferred.


Knowledge:  Interact with all populations served; above average oral and written communication skills; knowledge of computers & office machines.   


Supervision Received:  Director of Clinical Services


Supervision Exercised: Assigned MHT Technician or assistant.


Line of Promotion:  None


Environmental Conditions:  Exposure to substance abuse/psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior.  Potential exposure to communicable diseases.  General hospital environment. 


Physical Requirements:        Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds.  Prolonged  sitting, standing, walking, with intermittent bending and stooping.  Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screens.The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

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