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PRTF -Recreational Therapist

KidsTLC Olathe, KS

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Job Description: PRTF -Recreational Therapist (Full Time)Location: Olathe, KSPosition Summary: KidsTLC delivers an integrated spectrum of medical, clinical, and residential services to children and families. Youth are typically placed out of the home (within the state of Kansas) due to behavioral or emotional disruption. The Recreational Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic recreation services and treatment planning for youth placed at KidsTLC. The Recreational Therapist will be working with youth ranging from 5-18 years of age. Qualities include, but not limited to, being passionate, caring and patient when working with high need youth. The Recreational Therapist needs at least 2 years’ experience with providing recreational therapy to a variety of DSM-V diagnosis. Approximately 60% of this position’s time is spent in recreation therapeutic services, crisis management, and collaborating with the treatment team. Approximately 20% is spent in documentation, researching, gathering, compiling, organizing, and analyzing data and approximately 20% is spent utilizing equipment, computers, and databases. Tasks are performed under the direction of KidsTLC Associate Vice President of Phoenix Connections. Work performance is reviewed through formal supervision, informal supervision, reports and evaluations. Incumbent to this position is a KidsTLC employee and subject to the KidsTLC personnel policies and procedures. This is an EOE position. Critical Functions of Position: To have a thorough knowledge of the Phoenix Community Constitution and consistently use it as the guiding document for leading staff and caring for clients each day.To have a thorough understanding of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy as the treatment model for KidsTLC expressed through P.A.C.E.; and to model this behavior to staff and children on a daily basis.Develop and coordinate a comprehensive Recreational Therapy program for youth through assessments, group therapy, individual coaching and treatment plan contributions in conjunction with all treatment team members (child psychiatrist, nurses, therapists, program managers, family members, direct care staff, external providers, school officials, etc.). In addition, develop relevant goals that guide the youth’s treatment throughout residential stay (approximately 25% of work assignment).Research and train the treatment team in best practice approaches to therapy. Staff cases weekly during clinical/psychiatric rounds (approximately 25% of work assignment).Create, Plan, Coordinate and Facilitate a structured therapeutic recreation program for youth in residential treatment.· Maintain accurate and timely documentation of progress notes, discharge summaries, phone calls, and consultations for individual client cases; maintain weekly recordkeeping for group cases; complete recordkeeping within the time frame specified by KidsTLC policy and procedures and the regulatory standards, e.g., Medicaid/PRTF, APPS, SRS, COA, KDHE, etc. (approximately 20% of work assignment).Provide Clinical consultation and individualized interventions as needed. Consult with treatment team members on a regular basis regarding youth’s behavior while in treatment and in the community offering strategies to improve behavioral functioning and collaborate on treatment; consult with treatment team on an ongoing basis and provide written updates in coordination of treatment team service (approximately 10% of work assignment).Ongoing training of staff in the treatment philosophy modeling and using P.A.C.E. Be on call for clinical/program emergencies (i.e., run-away, suicidal ideation/attempt, aggressive/dangerous behavior) on a rotating basis with other members of the clinical team (approximately 10% of work assignment).· Assume responsibility for managing and auditing clinical records and treatment planning for an assigned portion of youth cases (approximately 5% of work assignment).Provide training for incoming employees on other clinical topics as assigned (approximately 5% of work assignment).Perform other duties as assigned or requested. Position Requirements: Experience: Experience with juvenile offenders, children with severe emotional disturbances, and foster children, along with the knowledge of PRTF treatment. Excellent writing and computer skills are preferred. Education: Must obtain a master’s degree from an accredited university. Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from an accredited university, with a national CTRS certification and credential. Required Skills: Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, record keeping, and written communication skills. The employee must have the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of written and verbal communication with both internal and external customers. The employee must have the ability to convey and receive detailed information or important instructions to and from various sources. Must have the ability to assess and identify program measurements and outcomes. This position must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge of all KidsTLC programs. The employee must have the ability to respond to crisis and conflict with confidence and professionalism. This employee must have the ability to work in concert with the KidsTLC Operations Management Team, the COA Council, and the KidsTLC Senior Management Team. Physical Requirements: Some physical requirements in working with agitated juveniles and their parents/guardians may be applicable to this position. Problem Solving: Extensive problem solving exists in this position. Problem areas include but are not limited to: strategic analysis and research; program performance; personnel performance; strategic planning issues; COA issues; funding issues; treatment planning issues; reporting progress issues; program implementation and training issues; Medicaid re-imbursements; community issues; interagency issues; multi-agency issues; community resources; placement issues, family issues and juvenile issues. Decision Making: Extensive decision-making exists in this position. Decisions may be required in the following areas: strategic analysis and research; program performance; personnel performance; strategic planning; COA/CQI; funding; reporting progress; program implementation and training; Medicaid re-imbursements; community issues; interagency issues; multi-agency issues; community resources; placement issues, family issues and juvenile issues Supervision: Associate Vice President of Phoenix Connections reviews work performance and job-related decisions and provides general supervision of this position. Accountability: This position is responsible for the overall monitoring of their client’s treatment. Researching client history and seeking consultation with treatment team members, is the responsibility of the Recreational Therapist. This employee may serve on various internal committees as assigned. This employee is responsible for assisting in the compliance and implementation of all relevant KidsTLC Policy and Procedures, as well as regulatory standards, e.g., COA and PRTF.Personal Relations: This position will have frequent contact with youth and guardians, treatment team members, community stakeholders, law enforcement, court personnel, probation staff, contract providers, KidsTLC support staff, KidsTLC Operations Management staff, COA Council and committees, Olathe USD staff, KidsTLC senior management staff, and KidsTLC BOD members. Occasionally, this person will have contact with various Kansas state department management (SRS, JJA, OJA, KDHE, SAG), federal funding authorities, university faculty and management, and the general public. It is imperative that the incumbent to this position engages in positive and constructive interactions (as prescribed by the Phoenix Constitution) with all individuals in which he/she may interact. Working Conditions: KidsTLC is a changing and growing environment that requires flexibility to respond to ongoing change. The employee incumbent to this position must be able to adapt to a varied work schedule and expect schedule and environmental changes as required by agency needs. The duties and responsibilities of this position may place considerable job-related stress on the employee. The employee is expected to respond professionally, even under stress. Skill Attainment: The employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position. The employee is expected to have mastered the critical functions of the position within one year in the position. Assistance in professional growth is an ongoing and continuous task endeavor. Task Statements of Critical Functions:1. Develop and coordinate a comprehensive Recreational Therapy program for youth through assessments, group therapy, individual coaching and treatment plan contributions in conjunction with all treatment team members (child psychiatrist, nurses, therapists, program managers, family members, direct care staff, external providers, school officials, etc.). In addition, develop relevant goals that guide the youth’s treatment throughout residential stay.· Schedule therapeutic recreation program activities and events.· Maintain resource lists and schedules for holiday and seasonal break planning.· Provide child psychiatrist, APRN, and/or Associate Vice President of Phoenix Connections with relevant intake history and clinical observations to collaborate on treatment and a “working diagnosis”.· Monitor and manage the documentation and maintenance of complete and accurate written records, utilizing the current electronic health record system as appropriate.· Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all treatment team members, including family members, community social service agencies, social service workers, JJA case managers, commu

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