General Activity Therapist 1 (GAT 1)

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 by Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare

Northfield, OH 44067
Health Care
Immediate Start
$37.9k - $42.7k Annual


Client population served: 18 & older; acute care or extended clients with a psychiatric illness & diagnoses; clients who are developmentally disabled; geriatric clients; physically challenged along with a psychiatric diagnosis; forensic clients who are mentally ill who is forensic court involved clients. Plans, organizes, conducts & ensures implementation of Activity Therapy program/services (e.g., Leisure Awareness, Community Resources, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Bingo, Music Club and etc.); ensures programming is therapeutic & goal reaching, & conducts individual & group activity therapy sessions; evaluates patients; works with unit treatment (recovery) teams to formulate goals & implement activity therapy interventions identified on treatment plans; prepares & maintains work related documentation (i.e. purchase requests, program inventories, etc.); completes clinical documentation to assure compliance with accrediting/certifying agencies (Medicare/Medicaid & Joint Commission); may provide activity therapy related work direction to assigned volunteers &/or patients involved from hospital &/or community; completes clinical documentation to assure compliance with accrediting/certifying agencies (e.g., Joint Commission, Medicare): accurately completes assessments (e.g., initial comprehensive & annual); completes other clinical documentation (e.g., progress reports which identify & document program statistics & services; prepares (e.g., gathers data, checks for accuracy, distributes, formats) reports &/or documentation as directed by supervisor, completes & submits other program designs &/or documentation as requested by department head &/or supervisor; prepares computer-generated reports as required.

Prepares, completes & maintains all required records; completes activty therapy assessments based on referrals & patient needs, updates patients treatments plans to inlcude activity therapy goals & interventions; writes in progress notes on assigned individuals; recommends and completes requisition forms to order recreation supplies and equipment, completes required forms such as when charting individual behavioral observations; completes request for equipment maintenance & repairs, keeps attendance for general activities; completes incident &/or injury reports when needed.; follows NBH &/or state policies, procedures & safety practices; tilizes Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services approved office productivity software, approved intra and inter-net resources and information systems in an appropriate work related manner as specified in the NBH Personal Computer Usage Guidelines for Employees. Performs various work related miscellaneous tasks: maintains program equipment & supplies; set up/takes downs needed equipment for various functions; inspects program work area for safe & sanitary conditions; transports & escort clients to community & hospital based programs; pparticipates & attends meetings, conferences/seminars &/or workshop sessions; performs various work related miscellaneous tasks; and completes mandated training; provides clinical supervision of discipline or specialty area for assigned student practicums, internships & volunteers: monitors & evaluates programs related to treatment & discipline Activity Therapy program/services (e.g., Leisure Awareness, Community Resources, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Bingo, Music Club and etc.).


Completion of undergraduate core program in recreation area (e.g., physical education).

-Or completion of associate degree in recreation; 12 mos. Exp. In activity therapy or recreation.

-Or 24 mos. Exp. As Activities, Aide, 44210.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.


When completing a bid form for any change of classification, a resume and/or State Application form GEN-4268 must be completed in all possible detail & submitted by the filing deadline. People with mental disabilities are encouraged to apply for all job offerings. The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. The final candidate selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The state will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. A candidate with a positive test will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

Under provisions of the Ohio Civil Service Laws this position may be subject to Layoff Recall

Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of

Race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Reference: 1350290431

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