Correct Care Solutions Activity Therapist, CCRS, BSH in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital. CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy. CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital. CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health. When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Our Activity Therapist provides individual and group activities that facilitates recovery.
- Associate or bachelor’s degree in activity therapy, therapeutic recreation, or related field.
- Experience providing services to a mentally ill population preferred.
- None required.
Plan activities that promote recovery and skills acquisition.
Provision of a program of activities for patients to include, but not limited to the following: Skills Groups: Individual or group activities that promote the development of skills, promote the ability to interact in a group setting, and provide the patient with self-esteem through a sense of accomplishment. Socialization Groups: Opportunity to participate in group recreational activities to promote social skill. Community Meeting: To encourage patient participation and active involvement in group problem solving. Education/Recreational groups (e.g., "Life Skills", "Current Events", “Crafts”). Engagement in unstructured recreational activities (e.g., board games). Engagement of patient in conversation to promote interpersonal communication. Opportunity for individual and group physical exercise activities.
Monitoring and documentation of patients’ involvement in activities. Specific duties include the following: Regular monitoring of patient's program involvement. Monitoring of patient's condition. Provide individual activities for patients unable to cope with the group activities. Document patient involvement in activity therapy using progress notes in the patient's health record.
Compliance with employee standards of Correct Care Solutions, as well as applicable employee standards of the Facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationship, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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Location MA, Bridgewater
Facility Bridgewater State Hospital
Shift Variable Shift
Recruiter Cheryl Anderson