Recreational Therapist II

Recruitment #220705-X36B-07


Position Located at our Lighthouse Substance Abuse Facility

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Join a Team that CARES! At ODMHSAS, we believe in I.C.A.R.E. - Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Our mission is to promote healthy communities and provide the highest quality care to enhance the well-being of all Oklahomans.

Northwest Center for Behavioral Health (NCBH) is currently accepting resumes for a Recreation Therapist II at our Lighthouse Substance Abuse Facility located in Woodward, OK. The Recreation Therapist II is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and conducting client therapy programs. They instruct or supervise clients in recreational activities as part of a therapeutic or medical treatment program!

Plans and implements therapeutic recreational programs and activities for an assigned caseload of patients.
Conducts interviews, tests and other procedures to evaluate the patient’s needs, attitudes, interests and abilities.
Develops a therapeutic intervention plan based on observations, tests and other information, evaluates patient’s participation in program activities and progress towards established goals and objectives and documents response to various treatments and activities.
Assists in developing protocols, treatment guidelines, education materials and specialized programs for patients.
Serves as a community resource on recreational therapy and related health care issues.
Works intensively with groups and individual clients as part of their treatment program, coaching and supervising them in active sports, group games, dancing, dramatics and related activities; and participates, if necessary, to encourage participation.

Job Type/Salary:
Application Period: 07/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Full Time
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Annual Salary: $31,341.02
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
(1) Vacancies

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation or physical education; or a bachelor's degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation or physical education and one year of experience in recreational therapy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and equipment used in recreational therapy; of outdoor adventure/wilderness recreational activities; of the goals of recreational therapy and its interrelationship with other treatment programs; of the causes of abnormal behavior and behavior modification techniques.  Ability is required to supervise and plan various types of recreational activities; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to work with mentally ill or physically handicapped clients.

Great Reasons to Work with Us! ODMHSAS is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.   Our benefits include:

Generous state paid benefit allowance – Employees are given a specific amount each paycheck to help pay for insurance premiums!

A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations

Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care.

Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs

11 paid holidays

15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year

Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match

Longevity Bonus for years of service 

Student Loan Repayment Options

Company Overview: Interested in joining one of the best state agencies in Oklahoma? We want you at Northwest Center for Behavioral Health! NCBH provides excellent treatment to all of Northwestern Oklahoma. We are licensed and Joint Commission accredited since 1974. We provide complete mental health and substance abuse services for the individuals of Northwest Oklahoma in our outpatient offices, residential substance abuse program and our inpatient psychiatric unit.

Special Requirements: 

Applicant must be able to pass an OSBI background.

Must possess a US driver’s license to perform job related travel if necessary. 

Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants for safety sensitive positions shall be required to submit to urinalysis to test for drugs.  Appointment to a safety sensitive position shall be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

(if Required) Applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and be able to pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.


Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.