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Activity Therapist (Acute) - Per Diem

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Job Description

North Star is Alaska’s premier behavioral health provider that specialized in helping young people with life’s challenges. We recognize that childhood should be a time of joy, fulfillment, growth, and nurturing care. We also recognize that situations happen that are beyond young people’s control or ability to effectively handle. Our programs at North Star work with the family and the community to help facilitate optimal growth and nurturing throughout times of childhood adversity. Our goal is to help young people get on a track that leads to a life of youthfulness – the life that children and adolescents deserve.

We are currently searching for Activity Therapist to join our established team. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide therapeutic recreational and expressive therapy services to patients by serving as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and supporting the facility’s treatment program.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in
Recreational Therapy or related field. CTRS is preferred.  A
minimum of one year of activity or recreational therapy is
preferred.  The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate
knowledge and understanding of expressive arts, recreational therapy
theory, and adventure challenge based experience with the ability to
apply its principles in a psychiatric setting. Knowledge of a variety
of treatment modalities and treatment of both individuals and
families is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written
communication skills, the ability to problem solve, and the ability
to work as a team and with a diverse population is a must.