Recreation Therapist I, X36A

Recreation Therapist I, X36A

Job Overview

Join a team that CARES! Here 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.

About the Position: This position is responsible for the planning and supervision of various types of recreational activities; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating effectively, both orally and in writing; exercising initiative and indendent judgment; and working with mentally ill clients.

Typical job functions include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing therapeutic recreational programs and activities for an assigned caseload of patients.
  • Conducting interviews, tests and other procedures to evaluate the patient’s needs, attitudes, interests and abilities.
  • Developing a therapeutic intervention plan based on observations, tests and other information, evaluating patient’s participation in program activities and progress towards established goals and objectives and documenting response to various treatments and activities.

Job Type/Salary:

  • Annual Salary is $28,628.20, $13.76/hour
  • Full-time, 8 hour shifts
  • Monday-Friday 8-5, some weekends required.
  • Non-Exempt
  • Posted: 04/24/2022-05/07/2022

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation, physical education or a closely related field;

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:

Upon appointment, incumbents designated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall complete certification in one of the following required Department-sponsored trainings in case management: Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Adult; Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Child, Adolescent and Family; or Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Dual Certification.

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill any job-related travel normally associated with this position and as such have a valid driver’s license.

Great Reasons to Work for 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 to help cover 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
  • Training opportunities for CEU requirements

About us:

Griffin Memorial Hospital (GMH) is located in Norman, Oklahoma, and serves all 77 counties in Oklahoma as the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) treatment center for adults. GMH provides community crisis stabilization and residential treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health and trauma related conditions.

Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment and Preplacement Testing: 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.


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

An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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