St. Mary's Home

  • Recreational Specialist 1

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/5/2018 1:02 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1238
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Recreational TX/Activities
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Schedule
    Flexible schedule to ensure coverage on weekends and holidays as needed
    Location
    US-VA-Norfolk
    Zip Code
    23502
  • Overview

    St. Mary’s Home is a home filled with love, friends and activities. Children and young adults with disabilities receive outstanding, comprehensive care from an extraordinary team of staff! We offer residential, medical, therapeutic, educational and recreational services, all provided with a gentle, loving touch.

     

    Do you have a person-centered approach to care and a deep passion for working with children? Are you an energetic, results-oriented team leader with the superior interpersonal and communication skills?

     

    Our staff and the individuals in our care need you!

     

    Working under the supervision of the Director of Recreational Therapy Services, this position provides assistance in planning, organizing, staffing directing and executing therapeutic recreation programs and experiences based upon individualized assessments, designed to improve each child’s social, cognitive, physical and emotional abilities. You will coordinate and manage staff including team leaders and DSP Staff. The position follows a person-centered model of care to assist individuals to participate fully and meaningfully in their daily routines at the Home and in the community. 

     

    Responsibilities

    Working under the supervision of the Director of Recreational Therapy Services, this position provides assistance in planning, organizing, staffing directing and executing therapeutic recreation programs and experiences based upon individualized assessments, designed to improve each child’s social, cognitive, physical and emotional abilities. You will coordinate and manage staff including team leaders and DSP Staff. The position follows a person-centered model of care to assist individuals to participate fully and meaningfully in their daily routines at the Home and in the community. 

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will:

    • Have a degree from an accredited college or university in the Recreation and Leisure field, and Certification as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) per the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) standards.
    • Experience in the field of Recreational Therapy providing serves to children with complex health needs.
    • Have demonstrated knowledge of contemporary assessment instruments as related to Recreational Therapy and practice.
    • Provide supports with formulating relevant and attainable short term, long term and discharge goals.
    • Have the ability to select the type, frequency, and duration of interventions that will meet treatment goals.
    • Observe and evaluate programs and individual’s responses, and to modify interventions as needed.
    • Document individual’s response to treatment, including current functional level, treatment outcomes, the need for assistive technology as required by ISP.
    • Clinically supervise and train interns in the practice of recreational therapy.

    Outstanding Benefits:

    • Full time/benefit eligible
    • Generous vacation and paid sick time
    • Two retirement plans – 403(b) and Defined Benefit Pension Plan

    Schedule

    Flexible schedule to ensure coverage on weekends and holidays as needed

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