Title: Therapist I - Music and Recreation
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience
Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
Location: Piedmont Geriatric Hospital
Agency Website: https://www.pgh.dbhds.virginia.gov/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The purpose of this position is to provide patients with quality treatment interventions in order to facilitate therapeutic change. This role will help prepare patients for re-entry into the community, and to improve or maintain functioning in areas of psychological, cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, and physical needs.
A degree in Music Therapy or Recreation Therapy from an accredited college or university
Current professional certification or certification obtained within 6 months
Experience working in a clinical setting
Experience working with older adults and/or individuals with mental illness
What is Piedmont Geriatric Hospital?
PGH is a 123-bed, gero-psychiatric hospital, operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). PGH is Virginia’s only state Mental Health Facility solely dedicated to evaluation and treatment of persons aged 65 and older. The goal of care is to facilitate discharge to a less restrictive setting by assisting patients to improve and/or maintain their physical, mental and social functioning.
Where is Piedmont Geriatric Hospital?
PGH is located in the picturesque rural setting of the Southside region of Virginia. PGH is just 60 miles from the state capital (Richmond), 65 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 144 miles from the waves of Virginia Beach.
PGH has H.E.A.R.T. Values: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork. Our values of H.E.A.R.T. make us a great place to work! Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, if you are in agreement, we encourage you to apply.
Some of Our Outstanding Benefits Include:
•12 Paid Holidays
•Family & Personal time off, Sick Time Off
•Excellent Health Insurance
•Disability – Long & Short Term
•Employee Assistance Program
•Flexible Benefits Program
•Group Life Insurance
•Optional Life Insurance
•Retirement Plan (VRS)
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Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the American with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Human Resources at (804) 766-3277 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PGH offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of health plan, paid life insurance and retirement plans, discounts, employee referral programs, 12 paid holidays, annual, family personal and sick leave.
PGH is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment.
PGH is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified employer, that provides hiring preference to qualified veterans and service members. We highly encourage veterans, and active members of the Virginia National Guard and/or U.S. Military Reserve members to apply, and to respond accordingly on the state application.
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all applicants regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience are encourage to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.
Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800-552-5019.
Name: James Ritchie
Email: EMAILED APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer
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