SEASONAL THERAPEUTIC REC SPECIALIST

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DEFINITION

 

To assist in organizing and implementing a variety of recreational and educational activities and programs for individuals with special needs.  Programs will include but not limited to Day Camps and Overnight Camps.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

 

Receives direction from the Recreation Therapist.

Receives general supervision from the Assistant Recreation Therapist.

           

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Assist in coordinating, promoting, implementing and supervising a variety of recreation activities and programs including preparing and distributing flyers and posters, setting up facilities and fields for events and maintaining activity calendars and bulletin boards.

 

Respond to inquiries or requests for information from interested community groups and citizens.

 

Maintain recreation facilities and equipment in a neat and orderly manner; clean kitchen and cooking utensils as needed; take inventory of equipment, supplies, and materials.

 

Participate in center meetings; assist in evaluating program techniques and content and perform client assessments.

 

Assist in the maintenance of daily attendance records for all activities.

 

Participate in teaching recreation classes such as arts and crafts and outdoor games to children, adults, and the disabled population and adapting teaching methods to meet the needs of participants.

 

May be required to perform general clerical duties such as light typing and filing.  Participate in the organization and planning for special events.

 

Perform related duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office and field environment; exposure to mechanical, electrical, dust/mites, and fume/odor hazards; exposure to extreme heat, cold and constant noise; writing; walking; stooping; standing; sorting; sitting; seeing; lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds; grasping; filing; cleaning; reading; decision making; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person, and by telephone; operation of an electric kiln, athletic equipment, helium tank, copier, tv, vcr, stereo, and general craft tools; operating a bus and van through city traffic.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledge of:

Techniques of supervising children during recreation activities.

Methods of implementing a variety of recreational activities and programs for persons with special needs.

General program content for community recreation activities in area of assignment.

Recreational, cultural and social opportunities within the community.

 

Ability to:

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

Assist in coordinating, organizing and implementing recreation and leisure time activities and specialized events.

Work with the disabled, children and adults, in supervising recreation activities and services.            

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

Some experience in directing recreation activities and working with the disabled is highly desirable and a High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by college level or continuing education training in recreation, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, physical education is desirable.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

 

Possession of, or ability to obtain within two weeks CPR, First Aid and ACD Certifications.

 

 
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