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Recreational Therapy Coordinator

Providence Health & Services – Seattle, WA


Offering $500 Sign on bonus for this position!

  • $250 at time of hire, and $250 after completion of 90 days.

Providence is calling a Recreational Therapist (Auxiliary Groups IV Dept, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for completing Minimum Data Sets (MDS) for initial, quarterly, annual and significant change (nursing center only), does assessments, completes progress notes, updates service plan and meets regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and lead a variety of therapeutic recreational groups and programs including but not limited to discussions, life reviews, reminiscing, current events, exercises, socials, music, educational events, crafts, games, community integration, intergenerational activities, and pet therapy.
  • Work as a cooperative team member with other Recreation Therapy staff and others staff to coordinate and lead facility wide events. Works with supervisor to continually encourage staff to assist with the implementation of therapeutic programs. Assists with departmental standards and approaches related to recreation therapy; shares ideas and support.
  • Work with the interdisciplinary team to develop and implement a plan of care, which addresses an individual clients physical, mental, and psychosocial well being. The plan consists of needs, goals, and approaches.
  • Order materials and resources for therapeutic client recreation such as reading materials, art supplies, games, traveling library services, talking books, sensory items, etc. Makes resources available to neighborhood staff as needed.


Required qualifications:

  • Associates and/or 2 year college courses in Human Services. Significant appropriate and relevant years of work experience may substitute for degree requirement
  • Current Certified Nurse Assistant within 1 year of employment for Nursing Center Coordinators
  • A valid Washington State drivers license with a good driving record and have access to daily use of an insured reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites as required
  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or ability to be certified within 30 days of employment
  • Current Food Handlers Permit within 3 months of employment
  • 1 year experience in providing recreation in the human services field, preferably with the elderly or disabled
  • Modified training course required for Adult Day Health and Assisted Living Coordinators within 1 year of hire. No C.N.A. certification required

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Recreation Therapy

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Mount St. Vincent is a vibrant, elegant, and innovative living care community for primarily older adults that celebrates life, living and individual capability. We are West Seattle s largest employer with nearly 500 employees representing more than 27 countries of origin. The Mount is home to more than 400 people who need some type of assistance with daily living or are in need of 24-hour care. Programs offered include assisted living apartments, skilled nursing in specially designed neighborhoods, short-stay sub-acute care, an adult day program and the Intergenerational Learning Center for child care of infants and preschool age children.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details


As expressions of Gods healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Recreational Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 235097

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