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Henry Ford Health System Recreational Therapist / Contingent / Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson in Jackson, Michigan


The Recreational Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved therapeutic recreation groups. Activities may include sports, dramatics, social activities, art and crafts. By doing a leisure assessment the recreational therapist assesses the patient deficits and recommends appropriate therapeutic recreational activity for the patient. The Recreational Therapist assists in the coordination of care of adult and geriatric patients across disciplines, with other members of the health care team, to ensure achievement of desired outcomes, quality, and efficient utilization of resources for the patient.


Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation

    Minimum Work Experience

  • Clinical experience in Behavioral Health as a Recreational Therapist is required.

    Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Certification by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation is required

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of application of recreational therapy theory and practice is required.

  • The ability to problem solve, use effective verbal and written communication skills, and be knowledgeable about the care of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.