Recreational Team Leader

1 month ago(12/13/2017 4:23 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
BayPointe Hospital
Bachelor Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time


The Children's Residential Services Program serves children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years of age who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral disturbance. These children have failed to respond successfully to multiple less restrictive treatment interventions. BayPointe offers a caring, structured environment and developmentally appropriate therapeutic services for each child 24 hours a day.

The program provides support to families or caregivers that helps maintain, enhance, or develop attachment with their child/adolescent during treatment and throughout the discharge process. Children and adolescents diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders receive care in a special mental illness-substance abuse service track. The consumers, families, caregivers, school system personnel, DHR workers, and others as appropriate, are directly involved in the consumer’s treatment and discharge planning.

The goal is to improve each child’s or adolescent’s level of functioning and to discharge to a less restrictive treatment setting. The program primarily serves residents of south Alabama; however, the program considers referrals from across the state.


Recreational Specialist Team Leads are utilized in AltaPointe’s Acute Hospital Settings. They oversee, plan and facilitate the therapeutic activities as well as providing direction, training and supervision to the recreation department.


Essential Functions

  • Oversees, plans and facilitates the therapeutic activities program.
  • Provides direction and supervision to Recreational Specialists/Aides.
  • Works within the milieu to provide therapeutic activities including recreation, activity and expressive art therapies (i.e. art therapy, creative writing, drama and/or music); this may include expressive art education/instruction.
  • Provides effective and thorough clinical assessment of the consumer.
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV-TR diagnosis.
  • Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer and family/guardian, as indicated.
  • Provides therapy, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan.
  • Utilizes assessment data to design appropriate/applicable recreation and activity therapies.
  • Plans and develops activities according to the consumers’ rehabilitation needs.
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of services.
  • Provides in-service training and consultative work regarding therapeutic activities.
  • Coordination and implementation of therapeutic activity related special events such as art shows, Olympics, talent shows, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation.
  • Applies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe Policy and Procedure as required.
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity requirements.
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent and adult specific competencies.
  • Interviews and screens applicants when necessary and completes appropriate forms as outlined by Personnel Policy and Procedures.
  • Provides training in the general orientation of the facility, policies and procedures, program operations, specific skill area, and record keeping.
  • Is knowledgeable and applies personnel policies and procedures on a consistent basis.
  • Provides staff with consultation and supervision as needed, individually or through group staff meetings.
  • Ensures competence of staff.
  • Objectively completes employee performance evaluations on supervised staff.
  • Promotes concept of treatment teams; acts as a member of treatment team.
  • Provides positive and effective leadership.
  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed.
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement.
  • Actively works to enhance skills.
  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy.
  • Documents appropriate, complete, and comprehensive educational and activity assessments and weekly day treatment summaries.
  • Documents types of consumer-related problems, treatment goals addressed, and service in a clear and concise manner.
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion.
  • Respects consumers’ privacy and confidentiality.
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others.
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed.
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others.
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current license/certification and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), if applicable, and attends regular workshops and in-services.


Certified in Recreational Therapy.


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