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Recreational Therapist Residential Care

Bailey-Boushay House Seattle, Washington

The posted compensation range of $26.25 - $35.20/hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-285651 Employment Type Full Time Department Bailey Boushay House Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Sunday - Saturday/variable - 8-5 Remote No Category Therapy

Our services at Bailey Boushay House include a 35 bed inpatient program that focuses primarily on individuals who are experiencing end of life due to HIV, ALS, Huntington's Disease or cancer. Our outpatient program serves approximately 360 individuals who have HIV/AIDS complicated by homelessness, mental illness, justice system involvement and/or chemical dependency. We believe in putting the patient and their needs first..

Candidates should possess the willingness to work in a nontraditional position among patients in a milieu setting vs a job that is anchored at a desk. Since we are a 7 day a week operation, staff share weekend coverage on a rotational basis. Staff work together to produce a staffing schedule to meet the needs of the team.  As an employee of Virginia Mason, our staff enjoy the emotional benefits of working at a nonprofit facility, but are paid as hospital employees - a higher level of compensation than the typical social service agency.

Join Bailey-Boushay House and continue your career in Recreation Therapy career with life enrichment programs and recreation activities at an organization that provides the opportunity to grow with one of the premier health-care organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state  CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers.   

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. 


The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning and coordinating life enrichment activites to medically-approved recreation programs for patients. As well, this position participates as a member of the rehabilitation team in care planning and conferences. The Recreation Therapist incorporates into VM programs best practices identified through on-going review of evidence-based research.

"We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work."


Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation required. Certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required. Registration as a Recreational Therapist by the state of Washington Department of Health required. Also required are: excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent assessment, observation and problem solving skills; strong organizational skills; strong facilitation and motivational skills; working knowledge of community resources; and ability to use a PC and navigate software (e.g., MS Office).

Preferred: Two years experience in therapeutic recreation. Knowledge of dynamics of death and dying may be desired based on position.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.  

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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