Activity Therapist

Psychiatric - 206060 Winchester, Virginia Part-Time (Primarily Day Shifts)


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Description

  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Activity Therapist works as part of an in-patient multidisciplinary team who encourages individuals with mental illness, special needs and other circumstances to acquire new skills and to get involved in health-promoting leisure activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and gardening as a way to improve mental and physical wellbeing. The objective of activity therapy is to counsel and encourage patients to develop leisure activities based on their individualized treatment needs. Leading, organizing, and scheduling structured therapeutic activities is an essential function of the job.

What You Will Bring:

Education

Bachelor's degree in art therapy, recreational therapy, music therapy or related field required

Experience
Two (2) years previous experience in providing structured therapeutic activities for mental health patients preferred

Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Qualifications
Knowledgeable in cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development.
Demonstrates ability to assess, plan for care and provide treatment for assigned patient/family groups.
Competent to successfully interact with patients according to their special needs which may apply based on the age of the patient served.
Must have a reliable means of phone communication with hospital.

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.

EOE

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and/or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check
FBI Fingerprinting

FLSA Classification
Non-exempt

Grade
113

Physical Demands
18 A Mental Health Associate, Counsellor, Therapist