Therapeutic Certified Recreational Therapist

Full Time Sarasota, Florida, US The MENTOR Network

Job Description

NeuroRestorative, a member of the Sevita family, provides rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges. In a variety of locations and community-based settings, we offer a range of programs, including vocational and therapy programs, day treatments, and specialized services for infants, children, adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans.

Therapeutic Certified Recreational Therapist

Do you have experience in Recreational Therapy and are looking for rewarding work in an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others? Bring your commitment and clinical skills to a team-based workplace that puts people first.

Provide therapeutic recreation-based treatment program opportunities, including individual and group therapy, in a safe, effective manner to all program participants.

Complete assessment/evaluation in the areas of Recreational Therapy upon admission for all program participants.

Work directly with paraprofessional staff to facilitate training and program participant growth in the areas of Recreational Therapy.

Assist in the development of the rehabilitation plan of care to meet the needs of each program participant.

Communicate with the program participant, family, and funders as needed regarding participant status and need of services.

Remain current and compliant with federal, state, and accrediting body regulations and standards.

Adhere to work practices consistent with Mentor mission, policies, and procedures.

Adhere to code of ethics, standards of practice, and continuing education requirements of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

Procure and maintain all recreational equipment to assure safe and appropriate use by program participants and staff.

Advocate and educate staff, program participants, and families in the areas of recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation.

Maintain best practice methods through continued education coursework.


Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy.

Two years of experience in a rehabilitation environment and/or work with persons with neurological and developmental deficits.

Certification of CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist).

Knowledge of rehabilitative techniques relative to recreation for persons with diverse neurological impairment.

Ability to interpret evaluations from various disciplines (Neuropsychology, Occupational/Speech/Physical Therapies) and understand the relevance to your practice.

Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, professional manner. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

Exceptional communication skills with an ability to establish trust and rapport quickly.

A good listener with an ability to empathize while still providing guidance.

Why Join Us?

Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week.

401(k) with company match.

Paid time off and holiday pay.

Complex work adding value to the organization’s mission alongside a great team of co-workers.

Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities.

We have meaningful work for you – come join our team – Apply Today!

Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We’ve made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets