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Therapeutic Recreator Supervisor, CI

Recruitment #22-004930-0003


We'll be hosting our own job fair on 10/5/22 from 10:00 am - 2:00pm at 605 S. Chapel Gate Lane, Baltimore, MD 21229.  Onsite application submission as well as onsite interviews will be available.




MDH - RICA Baltimore
Baltimore City, MD 


This position’s responsibilities include providing family driven and youth guided services to emotionally disabled adolescents. This position will conduct the assessment, planning, developing and implementing activity therapy services and programming in the residential and day treatment programs provided by RICA-Baltimore.

Direct Participation in Treatment Groups:
- Conducts all TX and DBT groups and activities in a safe, therapeutic, professional and ethical manner and in accordance with RICA and BHA policies and guidelines. 
-  Organizes equipment and supplies needed for groups in a timely Manner
-  Is prepared for and begins all TX groups and activities on time 
-  When groups end, returns clients to milieu safely and in a timely manner 

Assessment of clients, and required documentation:
 - Completes LBD and SIF on clients accurately and in a timely manner 
-  Documentation in accordance with RICA and REHAB policies and procedures 

Plans implements and evaluates the TR program to assure that it meets the needs of RICA clients:
- Function as an active member of the weekly activity planning committee 
- Participates in the planning of ASP groups 
- Helps to assign clients to appropriate therapeutic groups 
- Provide appropriate professional feedback on how groups are functioning and meeting the needs of the clients 


Education:   A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation or recreation with a major in therapeutic recreation from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience performing therapeutic recreation in the treatment of mentally ill, aged, physically ill, or physically disabled patients or developmentally disabled clients. 


1. Current certification as a Therapeutic Recreator from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification may be substituted for the education requirements. 

2. Experience as a professional therapeutic recreator under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, licensed Physical Therapist or certified Activity Therapist, which included the responsibility for clients’ assessments and the planning, implementation and evaluation of clients’ recreation therapy treatment in a mental health or developmental disability setting may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis. Experience assisting in these responsibilities will not be accepted as qualifying experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Physical Therapy classifications or Physical Therapist and Medical Specialists specialty codes in the therapeutic field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees in some positions in this classification may be required to operate vehicles which require a specific motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. 

3. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and maintain current certification. 

4. Employees in this classification at facilities with a swimming pool may be required to obtain Red Cross instruction and certification in Life Saving and Water Safety prior to appointment.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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