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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”
This is a full time Activities Therapist position with Mercy Behavioral Health located on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur.
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The Activities Therapist completes assessments as indicated and documents patients' response to treatment. Plans, organizes and conducts therapy sessions on an individual and group basis, and evaluates process of patients. The purpose of Activity therapy is to facilitate positive changes in patient's basic functional ability, achieve improved independent functioning, and to make the hospital experience positive and growth oriented. These changes are accomplished through therapy, education, and recreation.
Education: Bachelor's degree and internship in related area required.
Experience: Experience working with patients with mental illness and chemical dependency.
Certifications: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Certified Music Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Other: Individual must be knowledgeable of mental illness disorders and be able to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions that enable the patient's recovery. Skills in providing educational and group therapy interventions, assessment of patients psychosocial functioning, and knowledge of appropriate community resources.
Preferred Experience: Experience working with patients across the lifespan (pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric)
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. As a Mercy Activities Therapist, uou will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us as a Mercy Activities Therapist and be a part of it all.
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
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