Meridian Health Services
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Complete benefits package offered

Meridian is seeking a full time day Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment of recreation and leisure skills to adult and senior patients in our Indiana University / Ball Hosptial inpatient psychiatric unit.  Merit based pay compensation plan. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivers individual or group recreation therapy and leisure skills training according to the individual treatment plan.
  • Requires a basic understanding of mental illness, developmental stages, physical and emotional needs, life cycle changes, comfort and care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Identifies concrete behavioral goals for individualized patient care and methods to achieve those goals.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe environment for patient care both in the hospital and on outings out of the hospital.
  • Identifies supplies and materials needed for therapeutic activities. 
  • Develops post-discharge plan for recreation and leisure activities for each patient based on the individual assessment and treatment plan.
  • Recognizes when the patient has achieved goals or has achieved maximum benefit from T.R. services, and when necessary modifies treatment plan accordingly.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a certification or eligibility to apply for a National Council of therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required
  • One year experience working in psychiatric and/or addiction treatment setting and/or with elderly patients preferred 
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with adults and geriatric patients
  • A valid drivers license, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and a driving record meeting Meridian's driving policy also required
  • A commitment to providing individual attention to help clients achieve mental, emotional and physical well-being

Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision plans
  • Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc.
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Wellness plan
  • Life balance oriented organization

Drug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are required.

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Meridian Health Services


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