Correct Care Solutions Recreation Specialist in Centralia, Washington


Our Recreation Specialist develops, organizes, and implements therapeutic recreation groups and activities that address the needs of patients with mental illness; is responsible for an array of daily interventions including groups, individual activities, crisis intervention, behavioral programming, and auxiliary support activities for patients; curriculum and resource development are also key facets of the job; and works in conjunction with the interdisciplinary treatment teams to achieve measurable objectives specified in the Recovery Plan.


Education for Recreation Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services or relevant field highly desired.

Experience for Recreation Specialist:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with psychiatric patients preferred

Licenses/Certifications for Recreation Specialist:

  • Preferred Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation highly desired or is eligible for certification as a recreation specialist or as an activity professional.


  1. Plans and conducts daily recreation and recovery groups, manages group process/dynamics so as to maximize patient participation and positive objective outcomes. Implements individualized activity plans and mentoring. Maintains creative, stimulating groups and room environment.

  2. Assesses and reassesses patients’ strengths and needs, and achievement of goals and objectives on the treatment plan.

  3. Completes therapeutic activity assessments and supervises other staff that completes therapeutic activity assessment and services.

  4. Performs timely, complete, accurate, and legible documentation of services provided that is consistent with professional standards, facility procedures, and department requirements.

  5. Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with sensitivity to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient.

  6. Is honest, consistent, fair, positive, and nurturing in daily interactions. Demonstrates values and philosophy of Role Recovery approach. Demonstrates advocacy for patients. Handles crisis behavior by identifying antecedents, verbal de-escalation and CPI implementation. Effective therapeutic communication - verbal, para-verbal, non-verbal.

  7. Takes initiative to make cooperative efforts with colleagues and other facility staff to meet the needs of patients.

  8. Manages time effectively including completion of assigned auxiliary support services and department task assignments.

  9. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.

  10. 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.

  11. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  12. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  13. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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Job 18-48892

Location WA, Centralia

Facility Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program

Type Regular Full-Time

Shift Day