Activities Therapist - Part Time - Days

Job Description

The Activities Therapist, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team will facilitate therapeutic, creative, physical, and social activities to meet the identified needs of the patient/ family in order to promote stabilization and wellness.

Responsibilities

Direct Service Assessment:

1. Provides service within parameters identified by Ohio Department of Mental Health

2. Identifies psycho-social barriers to treatment.

3. Identifies effects of illness on the patient and family/support systems. Identifies patient/family needs throughout the continuum of care, Identifies appropriate resources. Identifies age related changes.

Develop a plan of intervention in collaboration with the inter-disciplinary treatment team.

Implement plan of care :

1. Collaborates with the inter-disciplinary team in development of treatment and discharge plan that is reflective of the patient's level of functioning and identified needs.

2. Provide individual and group intervention.

3. Leads therapeutic activities to meet needs of patient/ family.

4. Provide/ assist with intervention as it relates to crisis management, healthcare decision making, resolution of discharge planning issues, elder abuse, adjustment to illness, bereavement, compliance issues as well as other psychosocial barriers to recovery.

5. Provides recommendation regarding cognitive functioning and strategies to assure continuity of care and treatment in the least restrictive manner.

6. Provides level appropriate therapeutic program and interventions.

7. Advocates for and encourages patient to actively participate in the therapeutic groups to improve/promote wellness on health continuum

8. Communicates changes in status and safety concerns promptly to charge nurse and/ or physician.

Monitor and evaluates patient/family response to plan of care and interventions and modifies approach as needed.

Documentation:

1. Provides clear written communication related to therapeutic plan and the individual's experience during therapeutic activity.

2. Completes documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

Professional:

  1. Maintains and seeks responsibility professional development.




  1. Networks with colleagues to share ideas, trends, and innovations in areas of responsibility.




  1. Maintains membership and association in professional applicable organizations, incorporates standards into operations to keep current with community and national practice trends.




  1. Shares knowledge and information with peers, other team members and encourages changes in practice based on research and scientific principles.




  1. Meets organizational competency and educational requirements.




  1. Participates in unit meetings, shared governance, and performance improvement initiatives.


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Please describe any specialized knowledge or skills, which are REQUIRED to perform the position duties. Do not personalize the job description, credentials, or knowledge and skills based on the current associate. List any special education required for this position.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's in psychology, Sociology, or applicable science with proof of group facilitation competencies.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 2 years' experience related to mental health

Required KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Demonstrated knowledge of community mental health resources.

Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

About Us

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