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Acadia Healthcare Activity Therapist - CTRS in Columbus, Ohio



In addition to working for a premier treatment center with competitive pay, our employees enjoy these other great benefits:

  • Three medical plan levels, dental and vision insurance

  • HSA with Company contribution

  • FSA, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short Term and Long Term Insurance

  • 401k with Company match

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Generous PTO, Sick Time, paid holidays and professional development reimbursement


  • Complete activity assessment through patient observation and patient/family interview, obtaining information on the patient’s needs, skills, interests and limitations for the development and implementation of the treatment plan.

  • Plan, organize, direct and implement the activities within the treatment program to facility patient progress with treatment goals.

  • Plan and implement an activities program including but not limited to therapeutic leisure skills and activities, leisure education and leisure awareness.

  • Facilitate and lead activity sessions to improve patient mental and physical well-being.

  • Instruct patients in activities and techniques, such are sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques designed to meet their specific needs.

  • Develop treatment plans and implement activity interventions that meet patient needs and interests and helps the patient achieve his/her treatment goals.

  • Engage patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games and community outings.

  • Help patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent.

  • Modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.

  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreational Therapy or related field required.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Three or more years’ experience in recreation in a healthcare setting with knowledge of patient population served by the facility required.

  • Previous experience in recreation in a healthcare setting is preferred.

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or currently in the process of obtaining national certification; OR certified in the area of specialty (Art, Dance, Music, etc.) OR clinical professional licensure (LCPC, LPC, etc.) with certification in expressive therapy area required.




  • Bachelors or better


  • Masters or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Cert Recreational Thera



  • 3 years: Previous experience in activity therapy in a healthcare setting

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)