The job description will describe all the aspects the recreational therapist will have to perform and be competent in. The recreational therapist will report directly to the business owner and/or their regional director.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) work in collaboration with other members of F.L.O.W. Recreation LLC’s internal support team to design and implement individualized interventions to clients provided Indiana’s Medicaid waiver. The CTRS is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating leisure-based treatment programs for individuals with disabilities. Therapists will address physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs, utilizing evidence-based modalities including but not limited to: sports, fitness, arts/crafts, dance, music, drama. Therapists must uphold and promote the agency’s mission statement at all times.
a) Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreational Therapy; or Bachelor’s degree or higher in any major with a minimum of 5-years full-time paid work in Recreational Therapy services; or Bachelor’s degree or higher in any major with a minimum of 1-year Recreational Therapy services under the direct supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS);
b) Currently maintain Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential obtained through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC);
c) Preferred minimum of 1-year experience working with persons with disabilities;
d) Excellent written and communication skills;
e) Ability/willingness to work non-standard and flexible hours;
f) Current and valid driver’s license and dependable transportation;
g) Ability to use Microsoft Word/Excel;
h) “No findings” in nurse registry;
i) Passing state and county background checks with “no findings”;
j) Demonstrate willingness to accept supervision;
k) Demonstrate the ability to provide services according to the individual’s plan.
2) Essential Functions
a) Program coordination
i) Perform all duties in accordance with the 460 IAC State guidelines and DDRS policies;
ii) Appropriately communicate the purpose, goals, and philosophy of recreational therapy and F.L.O.W. Recreation LLC;
iii) Utilize strength-based interventions to ensure outcomes for people with disabilities based in leisure interests and personal goals;
iv) Perform interviews/consultations with new consumers;
v) Participate in all assigned meetings;
vi) Work in conjunction with F.L.O.W. owner and/or regional directors of recreational therapy to ensure quality services;
vii) Provide opportunities for inclusion through trainings, advocacy, social interactions, invitations to participate, and planned activities.
viii) Ensure timely submission of all required consumer documentation.
i) Consults as needed with supervisor concerning referrals, assessments, treatment planning, interventions, data collection, and/or evaluations;
ii) Implement individual and group programs with consumers;
iii) Participation in discharge planning/statements;
iv) Adapt interventions to meet consumer needs;
v) Provide a positive and supportive atmosphere during sessions;
vi) Encourage and promote leisure involvement opportunities;
vii) Provide adequate support to facilitate leisure participation aligning with client goals.
c) Data management
i) Complete all required reporting/documentation relating to consumers in a timely and professional fashion;
ii) Ensure accurate, consistent, valid, and reliable data collection tailored to individual consumer;
iii) Ensure service consistent with governmental and ethical policies, procedures, and regulations.
i) Maintains open and consistent communication with families, consumers, allied health providers, case managers, agency staff, and state personnel;
ii) Maintain confidentiality concerning all persons served by F.L.O.W. Recreation LLC;
iii) Accrue continuing education appropriate to maintain CTRS credential as well as any continuing education mandated by governmental agencies;
iv) Ensure consumer safety during all sessions, following health and safety regulations, anticipating hazards, and taking appropriate measures;
v) Complete any incident reports to Bureau of Quality Improvement Services (BQIS) as well as F.L.O.W. Recreation LLC.
e) F.L.O.W. team
i) Promote and uphold agency mission and vision;
ii) Promote sense of community through mutual respect;
iii) Complete other duties as assigned.
Intangibles of Subcontractor
4) Problem solving skills
5) Time management
7) Great at working in groups
8) Professional communication
As a community based Medicaid waiver provider in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we collaborate with the client, guardians, and other therapies to discover the ideal individualized treatment modality. This client-focused treatment plan will be developed by our certified recreational therapy specialist. F.L.O.W. Recreation LLC looks to improve the quality of life to people with disabilities through fitness, leisure, community outings, and wellness interventions. We aim to break down barriers and stigmas as we strive to make consumers as independent as possible; in hopes of one day learning the skills to maintain a job. Through interventions, we hope to see an improved sense of confidence and self-efficacy with every consumer. As therapists we want to keep their interests involved, but push consumers to get out of their comfort zone for optimal growth. It is important for us to provide new experiences through group outings to harbor friendships. We are a company that solely focuses on recreational therapy. That is our passion. THIS HOLISTIC APPROACH FOCUSES ON THE WHOLE PERSON AND REDEFINING THEIR POSSIBILITIES. As a recreational therapy provider in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana, we work with children and adults with developmental disabilities in a community setting. We collaborate with the client, guardians, and other therapies to discover the ideal individualized treatment modality. This client-focused treatment plan will be developed by our certified recreational therapy specialist. F.L.O.W. RECREATION LLC LOOKS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH FITNESS, LEISURE, COMMUNITY OUTINGS, AND WELLNESS INTERVENTIONS. We aim to break down barriers and stigmas as we strive to make consumers as independent as possible; in hopes of one day learning the skills to maintain a job. Through interventions, we hope to see an improved sense of confidence and self-efficacy with every consumer. As therapists we want to keep their interests involved, but push consumers to get out of their comfort zone for optimal growth. It is important for us to provide new experiences through group outings to harbor friendships.