Outside The Box is actively searching for talented, compassionate, and creative people to join our team
Our MISSION is simple: To empower people with intellectual disabilities toward personal growth through education, self-discovery, leadership development, and a customized career path
If you are willing to help change lives, and your heart is open to being changed yourself, you will fit in beautifully at Outside The Box!
Send resume & completed application to OTB's Coordinator of Staff Training and Development, Toni Hughes
Direct Line: 463-333-3507
Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being. Furthermore, "Recreational Therapy” means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.
· The nature of the job as a Recreational Therapist is to provide 1:1 care to individuals with developmental disabilities in home and community-based settings.
· The nature of the job is to provide a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being. Further, "Recreational Therapy” means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.
· Recreational Therapy supports are supports provided under the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Supports (DDRS) consisting of a medically approved recreational program to restore, remediate, or rehabilitate an individual in order to
· Improve the individual’s functioning and independence
· Reduce or eliminate the effects of an individual’s disability
· Provide leisure activities and outlets for individuals increased quality of life
All Recreational Therapist staff must submit a resume to the Coordinator of Business Operations of Outside the Box proof of the following prior to employment and prior to the expiration of any document:
Additionally, Recreational Therapist must provide an active certification from the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), along with:
o Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field
o Up to date continuing education hours
o College Transcripts
o Up to date CPR/first aid certification
Additionally, Recreational Therapist staff must meet the following criteria prior to employment:
o Free of Felony Convictions
o Inspector General’s Exclusion from Federally Funded Healthcare Organization
o Clean driving record and clean BMV check
All Recreational Therapy staff working with individuals shall meet the following requirements:
o Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
o Demonstrate an interest in and empathy for individuals
Demonstrate the ability to communicate adequately in order to:
o Complete required forms and reports of visits; and follow oral or written instructions.
Demonstrate the ability to provide supports according to the individual's Person-Centered Individualized Support Plan (PCISP).
o Demonstrate willingness to accept supervision.
Recreational Therapist staff must complete annual trainings prior to providing supports to an individual.
All Recreational Therapist staff must abide by the Policies and Procedures of Outside the Box
All Recreational Therapist staff must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth in Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 460-6.
All Recreational Therapist staff must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Supports (DDRS), Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Supports (BDDS), and the Bureau of Quality Improvement Supports (BQIS).
All Recreational Therapist staff must abide by the requirements set forth by the Council of Quality and Leadership (CQL), our accrediting body
All Recreational Therapist staff shall be eligible to provide the following supports:
o Recreational Therapy, including documentation and
o Reliable Transportation
All Recreational Therapist staff will assist a Medicaid recipient or Medicaid recipients already determined that meet at least one of the following criteria set forth by the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Supports (DDRS):
o SSI (MASI)
o Aged (MA A)
o Blind (MA B)
o Disabled (MA D)
o MED Works (MADW, MADI)
All Recreational Therapist staff will be responsible for scheduling times to provide supports with the individual receiving supports, the individual’s parent and/or guardians, and/or other team members by scheduling in-person, through the phone, via email, or the preferred method of communication by the individual supported.
Prior to providing recreational therapy supports to an individual, the following is required:
Notice of Action (NOA) providing the amount of time the individual is eligible for recreational therapy within the current timeframe. Recreational Therapist must fulfill 90% of the total units listed on the Notice of Action (NOA) within the given timeframe.
In the event the Notice of Action (NOA) is not present, the individual seeking recreational therapy supports must contact their Case Manager, requesting recreational therapy supports to be added to their Notice of Action (NOA). The recreational therapist will need to inform the individual to contact their case manager.
o Person-Centered Individualized Support Plan (PCISP)
Interested in one of our open positions?
Start by applying here >>> Be sure to attach the above "Application for Employment" and/or your Resume
Dan Jonas, Direct Support Professional
Seeking dedicated, compassionate people to lead small groups of adults with intellectual and developments disabilities (IDD) toward personal, social, and professional growth