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Recreation Therapist
State of Virginia Fairfax, VA

Recreation Therapist

State of Virginia
Fairfax, VA
Expired: October 31, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Recreation Therapist

Apply now Job no: 517400
Work type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Location: Fairfax (City), Virginia, Fairfax County, Virginia, Falls Church, Virginia
Categories: Health and Human Services

Title: Recreation Therapist ***SIGN ON BONUS!***

State Role Title: 49231

Hiring Range: $45,000 to $65,000

Pay Band: 3

Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Location: Northern VA Mental Health Inst

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking someone to provide recreation therapy and psychosocial education rehab interventions that are responsive to the social, physical, emotional & cognitive recreational needs of our population. Responsibilities include providing well-coordinated and diverse recreational therapy programs which will enable the individuals we serve to function independently in the community. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of recreation therapy and of basic statistics and the different kinds of usage of recreation therapy materials and equipment. Have the ability to stimulate and sustain the individual's recreation therapy interest as well as the ability to evaluate and report their progress. Ability to safely operate a state owned motor vehicle to transport individuals for community reintegration outings.
Interview process to include implementation of intervention by a mock group facilitation, demonstration of group development by creating a protocol.

The work hours are 8:00am to 4:45pm with some rotating evenings, and holidays required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in Recreation Therapy, Recreational Management, or related field or equivalent work experience.

Additional Considerations

  • Experience in psychiatric hospital as a paid Recreation Therapist or Internship placement strongly preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) preferred.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

full and complete on-line application is required for all positions; the application should include all work history beginning after the completion of high school or the equivalent (GED). It should include all work and volunteer experience regardless of type of work or location of work (state/country).
The application must be completed in its entirety please do not leave any section blank. Please do not say "see resume" in lieu of providing required information on the application. The application is what is being evaluated if it is not listed on the application it may not be include in the evaluation process.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory fingerprint-based background check and negative results in the pre-employment and other drug screenings that may occur during your employment.

DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires all employees to be vaccinated or receive an exemption. Upon acceptance of a job offer, new recruits will be asked to disclose their vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) during the pre-employment process. New staff who are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose their vaccination status, will need to request a medical or religious accommodation. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Contact Information

Name: Natalia Soto

Phone: 703-323-2809



In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

Advertised: 18 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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