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Psycho-Education Specialist (BHI)

Job ID: 4607376
Updated: June 21, 2016
Geographic Location: Lorain
Full/Part Time: 
Standard Hours: 40

Job Summary

BRIEF SUMMARY:    Responsible for evaluation, planning, implementation of Recreation Therapy services within the Department. Designs and implements specialized therapeutic recreational groups for patients and families on all program areas, including education, support services and community resources.  Works within a team in the delivery of care.


  • Considerable knowledge of the therapeutic recreation principles, techniques and methods and their application to the population served.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, sociological, and psychological implications for the disease processes experienced by the population served.
  • Ability to evaluate patients and interpret data
  • Ability to plan, develop and facilitate psychoeducation and recreational therapy groups and programs.
  • Ability to evaluate client progress and to present evaluative reports in interdisciplinary team meetings
  • The ability and willingness to identify with, share in, and have a commitment to the philosophy, mission, values and vision of our Sponsors and Catholic Health Partners.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional appearance, aptitude, and attitude
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while meeting rigid deadlines
  • Impeccable ethics and integrity
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and the general public.
  • Ability to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills including but not limited to analysis, problem solving, and decision-making
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, priorities and resources
  • Possesses basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Ability to follow instruction, use constructive feedback, demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, critical thinking, and stress management skill
  • Knowledge of  relevant regulatory standards 
  • Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality, HIPAA compliance
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to Travel.
  • Ability to organize and maintain supplies and equipment
  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand  coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance). Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

 Certificates, License, Registrations: Eligible license or registration

Recreation Therapist: National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certificate (NCTRC) required or working toward under supervision

Art Therapist:  ATR Required

Occupational Therapist: National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapist;  appropriate State License

Social Worker: BSW working toward licensure

Education and/or Experience

Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Recreation Therapy,  Occupational Therapist, or Expressive Therapist

Licensed or certified as required by appropriate state or national licensing board or  working toward under supervision

Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.

Basic Life Support Certification: Required, provided by Hospital program within 30 days of hire

Special physical requirements: sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.


Required Job Specific Training:  De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group Training


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