AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Recreational Specialist

    Job Locations US-AL-Daphne
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2019 2:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    EastPointe Hospital
    Bachelor Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Part Time
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Overview

    EastPointe Hospital is a private, free-standing psychiatric hospital for adults located in Daphne, Ala. EastPointe’s clinical and medical professionals assess and evaluate adults in psychiatric crisis. Treatment focuses on stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and preventing psychiatric commitment. Adults admitted to EastPointe will have exhibited life-threatening, destructive or disabling behavior or symptoms. Each patient completes a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and receives 24-hour clinical care for an estimated thee-to-seven-day stay. The goal is for each patient to return to home or to the least restrictive level of care.


    • Assesses the consumer’s interests, skill levels, barriers to recovery and recreation participation;
    • Utilizes assessment data to design appropriate/applicable therapeutic recreation activities;
    • Plans and develops activities according to the consumers rehabilitation needs;
    • Ensures the implementation of planned activities on a daily basis;
    • Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers;
    • Teaches consumers the necessary skills to transition to a less restrictive setting;
    • Plans special facility events, such as talent shows, seasonal festivities, 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 & Procedure, as required;
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of services;
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics;
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies;
    • Assists with the recreation therapy services planning, development, and implementation.


    Bachelor Degree in Mental Health discipline, education, or related field; Bachelor degree in Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, or Activity Therapy with C.T.R.S. Certification is preferred.


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