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AWARE Inc. Therapeutic Recreation Service Technician in Great Falls, Montana

Therapeutic Recreation Service TechnicianGreat Falls, MT • Adult ServicesDescriptionTHERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICE TECHNICIANTHERAPEUTIC RECREATIONWAGE: $17.75-$19.61 per hour Competitive Benefits Package HELPING PEOPLE LIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES Are you looking for more than a job?Are you the healthcare champion we’ve been looking for?AWARE is looking for the right person to join the Therapeutic Recreation Program as a Therapeutic Recreation Service Technician.If you embrace new ideas with a heart full of energy, we invite you to join a caring, compassionate, and fully engaged team that isn’t afraid to get vulnerable with one another. We have gritty, but respectful conversations that drive the needle forward on what it means to provide the highest quality of care for our clients. At AWARE, our strength lies in our culture of care. AWARE’s Unconditional Care Principles inspire the services we provide to each person who comes to us for care and these principles lead how we treat ourselves and our clients; with hope, compassion and focus on the next right step. When you join the AWARE team, you will become part of an organization that has a rich history (over 45 years!) helping Montanans with mental health and/or developmental disabilities.AWARE strives to provide the highest quality of care, every single day. When you join the AWARE team, you will be joining a team that believes that building on strengths is the key to success, that prides itself in taking on and sticking with the hardest challenges, believes we are agents of change, that everything is normal until proven otherwise, and that families are our most important resource. Working for our organization means that regardless of your role, we’ll support you so you can support others. AWARE seeks to provide opportunities for employees to grow professionally through its tuition advancement program, professional development opportunities and in-house trainings.Under the direction of the Therapeutic Recreation Program Director, the Therapeutic Recreation Technician (TRT) plans, organizes and implements individualized, structured therapeutic activities that meet client/resident/student personal goals, aspirations and preferences. Activities may be located in the client’s home, group home or in the community as an individualized session or may incorporate more than one client with similar goals within a group setting. Leisure, recreational, educational and lifestyle activities will align with pertinent assessment findings and oversight to meet functional outcomes.Examples of activities may include sports, outdoor recreation, community integration, fitness, health and wellness, hobby, creative expression, social skills and relationship building, independent living, leisure and recreation skill development.The TRT will assist in communicating the effects of the assigned interventions to determine whether objectives have been achieved or need to be modified or discontinued. TRT will also assist in providing data to determine the need for program adaptation or supports to assist in accomplishment of objectives by the client/resident/student.Principal Duties & Responsibilities:Ability to work independently in assigned location/ regionAbility to travel via personal vehicle or AWARE vehicle to client or service areaExperience leading and instructing participants in gaining life skillsExperience in planning and leading recreational activitiesImplements interventions that are sensitive to the client age, cultural background, stage of development, limitations of disabling conditions, skill and experience level.Role model by demonstrating and engaging in activities alongside client to help promote positive lifestyle skillsAssist TRPD in creating protocols for interventions that include short term goals and criteria for assignmentObserve client response to intervention to verbally communicate and collaborate with TRPD and treatment team membersDocument outcomes of the intervention in EHR per policy to provide evidence for TRPD needed for evaluation of TR program effectiveness.At time of transition or discharge, provides TRPD with client information to assist in formulating a transition/ discharge plan.AWARE empowers its employees to operate under the auspices of AWARE’s Unconditional Care Principles .RequirementsRequired Skills, Abilities & Education:A High School Diploma or HSE is required, along with past employment experienceValid Montana Driver’s License.To learn more please visit .Benefits:AWARE proudly offers an excellent benefits package, uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, professional growth, and achieving financial security.AWARE’s benefits include:Annual raisesTuition ReimbursementHealth InsuranceDental/Vision Insurance401(k) with company matchLife InsuranceWellness programsGenerous paid time offAWARE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.