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"Recreational Therapist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Recreational Therapist"

1) Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.

2) Develop treatment plan to meet needs of patient, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy.

 

3) Encourage clients with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting leisure activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and gardening.

4) Counsel and encourage patients to develop leisure activities.

5) Confer with members of treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.

 

6) Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.

7) Instruct patient in activities and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.

8) Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.

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Job Description for "Recreational Therapist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Recreational Therapist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-A-R        SOC:  29-1125.00


 

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