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Universal Health Services
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, founded in 1986, is an 82 bed facility within the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health programs in Virginia. We are a Universal Health Services facility that provides psychiatrically and medically managed acute, residential treatment, and partial hospitalizationfor children and adolescents with significant impairments in their social and emotional development.

We provide quality care to children and adolescents in need using quality, evidence based practice treatments. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is seeking a dynamic and talented Full Time Certified Recreational Therapist or Licensed Art Therapist. The employee selected will work Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-6:30pm.

Position Scope:

Serves as a role model for patients/residents to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes

and behaviors. Plans therapeutic groups and programs to meet assessed patients needs as indicated

in the Treatment Plan and prescribed by the Professional/Medical Staff. Ensures environment

remains safe and normative culture remains positive throughout facility.

Essential Functions:

1. Develops activity therapy programs

2. Interfaces with direct care staff.

3. Provides activity therapy services.

4. Maintains code of employer/employee relations.

5. Service Excellence

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability

required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are

otherwise qualified, to perform the primary functions.


Must possess knowledge of the principles and practice of Therapeutic Recreation; Art Therapy, Music

Therapy or Occupational Therapy; must have current CPR certification. Must possess knowledge of

behavior management and crisis management with aggressive behaviors.


Undergraduate degree from an accredited school in Therapeutic Recreation, Art Therapy, Music Therapy

or Occupational Therapy and current certification or registration within the respective field.

Licensure/Certification: CTRS or license required


Experience working with children and adolescents within a residential and/or psychiatric environment.

Prior residential treatment or psychiatric experience preferred.

Supervision Exercised: Students

Supervision Received: Director of Education/Designee; Annual

Working Conditions:

Works within the facility/campus/unit, occasionally outside of the facility. May require

physical exertion for recreational activities. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of- control

residents; must possess physical ability to assist restraining residents under such circumstances. Must be

able to operate 15 passenger vans. Schedule will include evening hours, weekends and holidays. Must

possess valid driver's license.



The Physical Requirements for this position include being able to stand, squat, kneel, sit and lie on the floor for long periods of time. Must be able to climb, run and walk for long periods of time as well. Must be able to lift 50lbs of weight. Must be able to read, write clearly, talk and listen. Able to verbally de-escalate and physically restrain patients/residents when necessary. Able to verbally de-escalate and physically restrain patients/residents when necessary. Must be able to successful provide CPR. The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the primary functions.

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is a Universal Health Services, Inc. property. One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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Posted: 2020-01-17 Expires: 2020-03-26

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