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Recreational Therapist II

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We support the pursuit of professional growth and development through a culture that encourages great employees, great attitudes and great teamwork.


The Recreational Therapist II position is located at the Department of Corrections, Utah State Draper Prison with Mental Health/ Clinical Services.

Recreational Therapist II
 This individual is an expert in the field of recreational therapy and functionally supervises staff; provides the full range of recreational therapy activities to patients and offenders in a State prison.

Recreational Therapist will perform a variety of support services such as;­­­­
  • Preparing and recommending therapeutic recreation, leisure education, and diversionary recreation activities for individual clients, group activities and unit activities.
  •  Performs recreational therapy assessments and interest surveys and implements recreational therapy programs for individual clients.
  • Working with offenders in a classroom atmosphere.
  • Creating curriculum.
  •  Supervises therapeutic exercises, leisure education and recreation activities.

Ideal candidate will have or possess:

  • Licensure as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Utah, or be a few weeks out from graduation to obtain this licensure.
  • Experience providing recreation therapy for individuals living in an institutional/prison setting
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude
  • Organization Skills
  • Passionate about the work
  • Innovative, resourceful
  • Excellent leadership skills

Why You Should Join Our Team
You can make a difference in the medical industry and help patients/offenders transform their lives. Be a positive role model and become a leader. Plus this position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package from day one including;

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • You can accrue up to 2.6 weeks of Annual Leave AND 2.6 weeks of Sick leave per year  
  • A Pension
  • Education assistance
  • Paid training

The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections as a dedicated team of professionals ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.

For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link. http://www.corrections.utah.gov/


The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  Please click the following link for detailed information page: Benefits  To access a Total Compensation Calculator in Excel format click HERE .

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Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services






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