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STEPS Recreation Therapist

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Recreation Therapist
Requisition Number TE07110
Department Name H1160:ESH Administrative and Business Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $19.00/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Job Summary
Recreation Therapist plans, implements, coordinates, and participates in conducting therapeutic recreational activities for patients. Therapists are responsible for providing a therapeutic program of recreational activities for the purpose of improving patients’ physical, social, and emotional well-being. Therapists conduct assessments, make treatment recommendations specific to the discipline and patient needs, and communicate this information to appropriate team members. Therapists function as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team managing delegated aspects of clinical patient issues. Patient responses and progress are communicated via written documentation, in staff meetings, and in family meetings.

This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree inTherapeutic Recreation required. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is required within 6 months ofemployment.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/31/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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