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Recreational Therapist

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Recreational Therapist

Job Code:  239592
Facility: Holly Hill Hospital
Location: RALEIGH, NC US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Therapy
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

At Holly Hill Hospital, we are patient-focused and passion-driven. For over 35 years, Holly Hill has served the Raleigh, NC community as a partner in behavioral healthcare, serving patients from childhood and adolescence through senior adulthood. We are passionate about excellent quality care in the treatment and recovery of adults, children, and adolescents with psychiatric and/or chemical dependency illnesses. Comprised of an adult campus and a state-of-the-art child and adolescent services campus, Holly Hill is perfectly located in a rapidly growing family-oriented community which is just hours from the mountains and the beaches, and surrounded by major universities.

Holly Hill is a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies with more than 200 facilities across the United States and the United Kingdom.

We continue to grow and expand our services to meet the demands of the community for inpatient psychiatric beds, and currently have immediate need for a FT Recreational Therapist at our Children's Hospital.

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, this position is responsible for performing recreation therapy assessments and groups within the specifications of treatment plans and program guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform recreation therapy assessments within procedural timelines.

  • Provide crisis intervention, behavior management, and behavior modification as needed and specified in the individual treatment plan & unit program guidelines.

  • Organizes and conducts patient recreation therapy groups daily.

  • Documents group participation, according to documentation requirements.  Reviews data with treatment team members, as needed.


Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field or Master’s Degree in Art or Music or Dance Therapy.


• North Carolina license and National Certification as a recreation therapist.
• If an art, music, or dance therapist, it is preferred that applicant is working toward certification in the field of specialty or as a LPC.


• Minimum of two years experience in therapeutic recreation in a psychiatric or rehabilitation setting.
• Experience in evaluating staff against the criteria in their job description preferred.

Hiring Range: $14.34 -$17.92 per hour

Holly Hill Hospital offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K with matching, voluntary supplemental benefits, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.






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