Recreational Therapist

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YES Waiver Prog.) - Tarrant, TX (30+ days ago)3.8


Who is YAP?

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to providing community based alternatives to institutional placement.

What is the YES Waiver?

The Waiver provides comprehensive home and community-based mental health services to youth, ages 3-18, at risk of institutionalization and/or out of home placement due to their serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Goals of YES Wavier

  • Reduce out of home placements
  • Reduce inpatient psychiatric treatment
  • Provide a more complete continuum of community-based service
  • Improve the clinical and functional outcomes of youth with SED

Service Description: The prescribed use of recreational and other activities as a treatment intervention is designed to restore, remediate, or habilitate improvement in a participant’s functioning and independence, while reducing or eliminating the effects of the participant’s serious emotional disturbance. The provider must document the provision of recreational therapy by maintaining up-to-date progress notes, which will be reviewed by the Health and Human Services Commission.

Provider Qualifications: A recreational therapy provider must be: 1. A licensed professional with documented training and experience relative to the specialized therapy being provided. This may include a: clinical social worker; professional counselor; marriage and family therapist; registered nurse; vocational nurse; physical therapist; occupational therapist; or dietitian; or 2. Certified by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS); or 3. Certified as a Texas Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS/TXC).

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $77.44 /hour