Wexford Health has developed and implemented physical therapy programs for secure populations of all types, at all security classifications and with a variety of acuity levels.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for an Recreational/Activity Therapist to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, IL.
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:
Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health Manager and the Clinical supervision from the Mental Health Supervisor. Provide offenders with treatment services to restore, remediate, or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effect of illness or disability. Activity therapists will provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve offender health and well-being. Treatment services include assessment of the offender, interpretation of assessment results, making therapeutic intervention recommendations, developing and implementing treatment or habilitation program, observing, evaluating, and reporting offenders reaction to treatment/habilitation program and recommendation continuation or change, and developing work plans and procedures with higher level mental health staff or mental health supervisor.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
TRAVEL: None required.
EXPERIENCE: Correctional Experience
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation