Therapeutic Recreation Specialist III

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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist III Chenango Forks Squirrel Hill Rd - Chenango Forks, New York Human Services Stillwater Childrens Center ??? Jul 23, 2019 Post Date Apply for Job Share this Job Sign Up for Job Alerts We are currently hiring for a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist III atour Chenango Forks, NY location. This is a full time (40 hour) position withhours being between Monday-Friday between 11am - 7pm. The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist III is responsible forplanning, organizing and implementing recreational activities for an assignedprogram or campus, as well as responsibility for recreation center supervision,risk management and safety. The person in this role must perform all jobrequirements with independence, must have the ability to organize and delivermore complex training, is depended upon for resolution of more complexproblems/issues, may perform supervisory functions, and serves as a role modelfor Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I staff. Essential functions of this job include, but arenot limited to: + Provides supervision of recreation centerfacilities including gym, pool, playground or other play areas to maintainan environment that is safe and secure. + Working as part of a treatment team, this position has acaseload of youth in which they assist in diagnosis and evaluation throughrecreation assessments, developing atreatment goal and monitoring progress through appropriate documentation. + Providessupervision of agency youth and their staff to monitor safety and quality ofyouth participation. + Providesrecreation programs, activity leadership and team building initiatives thatpromote healthy leisure lifestyle choices, psychomotor skills, and growth andsocialization development. + May have involvement with special clubs or hobbygroups (i.e. bike club, plant club, arts and crafts, camping, girl or boyscouts). + Recognizes and addressesaggressive student/youth behavior and is trained and proficient in behaviormanagement and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). + Seeksrecreational resource development including community contacts, free tickets,special events and activity supply needs. + Assistsyouth in positive play experiences through role modeling, skill development andprovision of recreation opportunities. + Writesconcise yet thorough assessment narratives, goals and objectives, and progressnotes. + Performsother duties as requested including but not limited to equipment repair andupkeep, special event planning, work order submittals, safety inspections andfund raising. + Provides direct care services as needed. Requirements: Bachelor'sDegree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation and 1-3 years of experience inyouth recreation within a human services environment is required. Candidates with 3-5 years of experience arepreferred. Certification as aTherapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is required. Candidates should have avalid driver's license and meet agency driving standards.

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