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Experiential Therapist

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • R-0000011460
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Human Services
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

See Experiential Therapist job description below:

Position Purpose:

The Experiential Therapist reports to the Manager, Experiential Therapy. This position is responsible for the provision of comprehensive quality therapy services (recreational, art or music) for psychiatric patients. Conducts assessment of a patient’s strengths and needs. Documents therapeutic engagement on each patient. Provides training, orientation and education of staff: occupational/recreation/music/art therapy interns and other students associated with Psychiatry.

Requirements (Education, Work Experience, Licensure, Registry or Certifications):

Therapeutic Recreation position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; one-year related work experience preferred. Credentialed as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Music Therapy position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; one-year related work experience preferred. Credentialed as a Music Therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

Art Therapy position requires a Master’s degree from an accredited institution; one-year related work experience preferred in art therapy; Credentialed as an Art Therapist by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATBC) and registration ATR.

All therapists require a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider within the first 30 days of employment. Certification in First Aid and Safety-Care within the first 6 months of employment.

All certifications noted above must be maintained according to their respective renewal guidelines.

Physical Requirements:

Continuous (6-8hrs per shift), Frequent (2-6hrs per shift) & Infrequent (0-2hrs per shift): Ability to perform job functions while standing (C), Ability to perform job functions while sitting (C), Ability to perform job functions while walking (C), Ability to climb stairs(I), Ability to work indoors(C), Ability to work outdoors(I), Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions(F), Ability to bend at the waist(F), Ability to squat & perform job functions(F), Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations(I), Ability to crawl while performing job functions(F), Ability to fully use both hands/arms(C), Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows &shoulders(C), Ability to fully use both legs(C), Ability to reach in all directions(C), Possess good finger dexterity(C), Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions(C), Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function(C), Ability to lift & carry 35lbs, unassisted(F), Ability to lift & carry patients to 300lbs(+/-), assisted(F), Ability to lower objects to 35lbs from height of 36 inches, unassisted; Ability to push/pull objects to 100lbs, unassisted; Ability to push/pull patients to 300lbs(+/-) in wheelchairs, etc., unassisted(F), Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected(C), Ability to see & recognize objects close at hand(C), Ability to see & recognize objects at a distance(C), Ability to match or discriminate between colors(C), Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception(C), Good peripheral vision capabilities(C), Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction(C), Ability to hear & understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet; Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements (c), Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially & annually, Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations, Ability to work rotating shifts, Ability to work overtime as required, Ability to learn & use new processes, tools, equipment as needed.


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If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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