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Market Recreational Therapist

Danville, Virginia

Req ID 7455-12304 Post Date May. 01, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySovah Health - Danville

Position Summary:

Sovah Health is looking for the ideal candidate who evaluates and provides therapeutic activities for patients in the Behavioral Health Unit for both the Danville and Martinsville campuses. Performs structured evaluations and develops a treatment plan in conjunction with primary care counselor using therapeutic, recreational, and leisure activities.

·         Conducts assessment and establishes recreational therapy treatment goals and objectives to meet the individual needs of patients.

·         Coordinates therapeutic recreation activities for both large and small groups to observe patient response and encourage socialization.

·         Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities.

·         Evaluates each patient's progress and the effectiveness of recreational therapy interventions.

·         Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed and seeks consultation as necessary.

·         Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting.

·         Provides patient and patient's family with information regarding leisure life styles and creates an awareness of recreational resources in their community.


Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. SOVAH Health - Danville is a 250 bed hospital with the region's only designated Chest Pain Center & Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We are an academic teaching site for residents, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants.

Where We Are:

From our beautiful rolling countryside to our thriving downtown, Danville offers big city amenities with quaint, small town charm. We are home to a thriving arts and entertainment scene, numerous local restaurants and shops, diverse educational institutions, and vast recreational opportunities.

Why Choose Us:

·         Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

·         Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees

·         Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

·         Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

·         Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training

·         And much more…

Minimum Qualifications:



Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy or related therapeutic discipline required

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of therapy coverage to the patients of Sovah Health Danville.


License from the Virginia State Board to practice in area of specialty peferred


Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required within one year

Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association (AHA) required

Minimum Work Experience

One (1) year of experience in a psychiatric or health care setting preferred


EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Danville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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