THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST (16 HOURS/WEEK)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 05, 2017
Closes
Jul 13, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST (16 HOURS/WEEK) Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: See Position Description Job Type: Contract Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia      
NOTE: This is a part-time contract position for 16 hours/week at the rate of up tp $30/hour (DOE).

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE
PLEASE SEND LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME VIA EMAIL DIRECTLY TO: Gguerrero@Arlingtonva.us
 This contracted position will provide therapeutic recreation services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues. The therapeutic recreation specialist will assess needs, interests and skills; develop individual/group goals; design therapeutic interactions and implement or facilitate opportunities for individual growth and development; document progress and evaluate services. Responsibilities include assisting individuals in developing healthy, age appropriate interests and leisure pursuits that contribute toward positive, healthy lifestyles to reduce the risk of negative or harmful activities, i.e. substance abuse and/or treatment noncompliance. Goals will include: the development of positive, age appropriate leisure interests or hobbies; mastery of new skills related to self-care, expressive/creative outlets or physical development; integration into community-based socio-recreational activities; development of family/peer-involved leisure pursuits.
 Specific duties include:
  • Providing skill building groups and connection to age appropriate recreational outlets for individuals;
  • Providing and coordinating therapeutic recreation services to individuals, to include socio-recreational activities involving group cohesion, team building, conflict resolution, leisure education, stress management, positive peer modeling and expressive arts;
  • Participating as a multidisciplinary team member in service delivery/care coordination;
  • Providing or facilitating skill training in mind/body exercise such as yoga/meditation; and
  • Facilitating linkage/access to community MH/SUD services including recreational groups and/or self-help groups such as AA/NA.
 Success in this position will involve strong verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and organizational skills.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum:  Bachelor of Science in therapeutic recreation, recreation, psychology or a related field, plus two years' experience in providing recreation services to adults with MH/SUD.

Current, valid Therapeutic Recreation certification or ability to obtain within a year.

Preferred but not required: Bilingual (English-Spanish)
 
 Special Requirements: County contracting rules require that the selected candidate obtain commercial general liability insurance, with the County named as an additional insured, as well as professional liability error and omissions coverage.
 Employee will be required to work some evenings and weekends depending on programmatic need.
 A pre-employment background check and central registry check is required.
 Additional Information: Work hours: Candidate's schedule of 16 hours/week would be between core hours of operation Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

PLEASE SEND LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME VIA EMAIL DIRECTLY TO:  Gguerrero@Arlingtonva.us