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Recreation Therapist, CF

Recreation Therapist, CF
$77,088 - $90,732 Annual RangeUnder general direction, in a State correctional facility a Recreation Therapist leads, instructs, and encourages inmate patients in a program of individual and group activities of a physical, social, and cultural nature; with the therapeutic team, plans treatment goals for specific patients; assists in coordinating recreation therapy with other therapeutic programs; observes patients reactions and progress and records clinical notes to be included in medical files and prepares reports.
Per Business and Professions Code Section 17505. 2 (a)(1) and (a)(2):(a) It is unlawful for a person to represent himself or herself as a recreation therapist, to represent the services he or she performs as recreation therapy, or to use terms set forth in subdivision (c) in connection with his or her services, name, or place of business, unless he or she meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in recreation therapy or in recreation and leisure studies with a specialization in recreation therapy. Alternatively, a person who does not have one of the preceding degrees may qualify if he or she has a baccalaureate degree in a specialization acceptable for certification or eligible for certification by any accrediting body specified in paragraph (2).
(2) Current certification or eligibility for certification as a recreation therapist by the California Board of Recreation and Park Certification or by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Inc.
Please review the appropriate bulletin/assessment on the Bulletin Page for the Minimum Qualifications and, if qualified, complete the Assessment according the instructions.
Apply for this position by clicking Apply Now at the top or bottom of this job posting. The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process. Contact Sheila Costello at 559-221-3248. EOE.


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