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Recreation Therapist

Company: Hillside Children's Center
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing therapeutic recreational activities for youth between ages 11 to 20 with various mental health diagnosis as well as responsibility for recreation activity supervision, risk management and safety. The position requires an individual committed to recreation as a career choice through training and continuing education.

  • Working as part of a treatment team, this position has a caseload of youth in which they assist in diagnosis and evaluation through recreation assessments, developing a treatment goal and monitoring progress through appropriate documentation.
  • Provides supervision of agency youth and their staff to monitor safety and quality of youth participation.
  • Provides recreation programs, activity leadership and team building initiatives that promote healthy leisure lifestyle choices, psycho-motor skills, and growth and socialization development.
  • Recognizes and addresses aggressive student/youth behavior and is trained and proficient in behavior management and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).
  • Assists youth in positive play experiences through role modeling, skill development and provision of recreation opportunities.


    • Bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation with emphasis in therapeutic recreation
    • CTRS certification
    • Candidates with 1+ years of youth recreation experience in a human services environment are preferred.
    • Strong background of experience creating and leading diverse recreation programs preferred.
    • Candidates should have a valid driver's license and meet agency driving standards.
    • Applicant must be current in CPR/First Aid and must have valid life-guarding certification, or a time frame for obtaining a lifeguard certification within 4 months of hire as it is a requirement for the position.

      Hillside is committed to equal opportunities for all, supporting a diverse workforce, creating great opportunities for our Agency, our people, and to those whom we serve. We offer a competitive benefits package to include very generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Plan, just to name a few of the amazing benefits at Hillside! You'll be working with great people and great clientele where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow you career with us. You'll be so glad you did!

      EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

Keywords: Hillside Children's Center, Rochester , Recreation Therapist, Other , Rochester, New York

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