Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
We, at the Southwestern Connecticut Mental Health System are currently recruiting for a Therapeutic Recreation, Rehabilitation Therapist 1 (PCN 129506), to work within an inpatient unit with our Rehabilitation Services Division. This role will be located at 1365 Central Avenue in Bridgeport. This position is first shift, full time, 40 hours per week. The work schedule is as follows:
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Rotating Sundays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Complete all rehabilitation therapy documentation, including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, group documentation and reassessments needed to meet joint commission guidelines;
- Perform therapeutic recreation interventions designed to assist in meeting client goals and improving levels of overall functioning;
- Explore local community recreational resources with clients while teaching life skills for inpatient clients;
- Conduct vocational educational work program & coordinates educational opportunities through the recovery education center.
Rehabilitation Services are integrated throughout all programs and service locations, available to any consumer who is interested in the service. The RS division includes Supported Employment, Supported Education, Life Skills Training, and Peer Support services. Additionally, RS is overseeing the conversion of traditional Case Management and ACT programs to Community Support and Recovery Pathways (see page 4). These services are provided within the context of partnership, coaching, skill training, social network building, health maintenance, and the provision of assistance to attain an enriched living experience toward individual recovery.