The fundamental reason this classification exists is to develop and implement therapeutic recreational activities for the Therapeutic Recreation Center. The essential functions of the position include planning, supervising and coordinating the scheduling of all programs for disabled persons; supervising staff and volunteers; coordinating the orientation of all new participants; contributing to the department objectives; assisting the Therapeutic Recreation Center Director in preparing and administering the operating budget; and coordinating, planning, and supervising volunteer and internship programs. Supervision is received from the Therapeutic Recreation Director.
Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation or an allied health professional field of study such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology or science, speech pathology, music or art therapy, special education, or adaptive physical education and one year of experience programming activities for therapeutic recreation. Preference will be given to those applicants who are certified therapeutic recreational specialists (C.T.R.S.) and/or have supervisory experience in a therapeutic recreational facility or setting.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Work on holidays, nights, and weekends is required to ensure availability of programs and events to the community. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required in order to transport participants and/or equipment to various event sites.