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Recreational Therapist

Richmond, VA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Who we are:

Child & Family Healing Center provides 24- hour intensive residential treatment on UMFS’s staff-secure, unlocked 33-acre campus. Our multidisciplinary team integrates Collaborative Problem Solving™ with family engagement, psychiatry, nursing, verbal and non-verbal therapies, social work, and counseling.

What we do:

We collaborate with communities in a Systems of Care approach to ensure successful transition into residential treatment, through intervention, and back into the community.

We assess strengths and executive functioning to develop treatment goals for youth and families.

Who We Serve:

We serve males, females, and gender-diverse youth ages 11-17 at time of admission, who are in the custody of their parent/guardian, the Department of Social Services, or the Department of Juvenile Justice, and have a minimum IQ of 65 (evaluated on a case-by-case basis).

  • Trauma histories
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Emotional, social, and behavioral challenges
  • Autism and other neurological differences
  • Problem sexual behaviors

What we are looking for:

A Recreational Treatment Specialist to provide therapeutic treatment to youth in residential care.

  • Conduct and provide daily training and support to clients and staff.
  • Responsible for management of the daily therapeutic milieu.
  • Facilitate and document a variety of therapeutic interventions designed to support group development of youths' treatment plans including but not limited to daily goal setting, evaluation of daily expectations, and conflict resolution.
  • Provide positive behavioral support for youth utilizing agency approved techniques, practices and procedures.
  • Provide crisis intervention for residents to include the use of approved verbal and physical intervention techniques.
  • Assure that Daily Treatment Interventions (DTI’s) are completed on time and according to procedure.
  • Ensure that the daily schedule for youth is followed and adhered to.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and leadership in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) practices, techniques and interventions with clients and families.
  • Coach team members in the proper de-escalation and TOVA restraint techniques through demonstration and training.
  • Prepare and ensure accurate, timely and secure documentation and filing of all required records.
  • Responsible for record keeping requirements including, but not limited to; DTI’s, SIR’s, eMAR notes, client admission/discharge paperwork, client records, phone and letter logs, and emergency drills.

What you will need:

Degree in recreational therapy and CTRS and a minimum of two-years experience. Demonstrated ability to plan, direct and coordinate the recreational activities of a similar services program with competence in written and oral communications, and problem solving.

Why Work at UMFS?

UMFS has been an unwavering champion for children, teens, and families for more than 120 years. Our main campus is in Richmond, Va., and we offer nearly 20 programs at nine locations throughout Virginia.

Work-life balance is critical to the health and well-being of our employees, which is why we offer generous paid leave, 12 paid holidays, flexible workspaces (non-essential employees are currently teleworking in response to COVID-19), and comprehensive health benefits options that include an Employee Assistance Program, vision, and optional dental. We also offer pet insurance. UMFS employees are eligible for a 401(k) that UMFS matches up to 6 percent.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is at the forefront of all we do at UMFS, and we maintain a culture of acceptance in which crucial conversations are encouraged. UMFS doesn’t exclude anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, religion, or economic background.

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required

Equal Opportunity Employer



Richmond, VA
23230 USA



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