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Recreational Therapist - Part Time

The Child Center Of NY, Inc.
New York, NY
  • Over a month ago
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Recreational Specialist plans, directs, and coordinates recreation-based treatment programs for clients. The Recreational Specialist use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve the client’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.


Essential Functions:

  • Assess clients’ needs using observation, medical records, tests, and discussions with other healthcare professionals, patients’ families, and patients.
  • Develop treatment plans and programs that meet clients’ needs and interests.
  • Plan and implement interventions to support the client in meeting their goals.
  • Engage clients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games, and community outings.
  • Help clients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent.
  • Teach clients about ways to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Therapeutic Recreation (Recreation Therapy) as a major or minor
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential.
  • Prior experience working with adolescents
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Prior experience as a Recreational Specialist in a Residential Treatment Facility for adolescents

*Please note, this position is for 10 hrs/week.*

The Child Center Of NY, Inc.


New York, NY
11233 USA



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