Providence Health & Services Recreational Therapist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Recreational Therapist (Recreational Therapy, Day Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, 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:

  • Conduct individual assessment to identify the participants’ individual interests/needs.

  • Develop and implement an appropriate variety of individual and group activities.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary care planning.

  • Coordinate the recreation documentation for the group participants.

  • Assist with training and supervising volunteers and/or youth job program assistants/student interns and their activities.

  • Lead facility wide participant-centered events.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy

  • Current Recreational Therapist registration in Washington State

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Valid Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification (CTRS) from National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate for Healthcare Providers

  • Current Food Handler’s Permit

  • 1 year experience in long-term care or geriatrics

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, Washington is located on the campus of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

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

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Recreational Therapy

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 208125