Arlington County has an exciting opportunity in the Department of Parks and Recreation for a Therapeutic Recreation Programmer to supervise community recreation programs for individuals of all ages, with disabilities.
Specific duties may include:
Assessing individual/group needs while establishing goals and objectives by working with program staff, participants and their guardians;
Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic recreation interventions and making changes based upon those findings and completing written program evaluations;
Coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and training up to 20+ part-time/seasonal staff and volunteers;
Creating and implementing program modification or behavior support plans for participants, and documenting their progress;
Coordinating and supervising staff and/or vendors for various adapted recreational activities (i.e., dance, art, music, yoga, gymnastics, aquatics, etc.)
Organizing unit or county-wide special events;
Managing services and supervising summer camps for individuals with disabilities between the ages of 6-21 years old.;
Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education or related field;
Experience managing recreational activities for participants with disabilities;and
Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a directly related field may substitute for up to one year of the required experience.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
Supervising the work of others, including seasonal, temporary, or part-time staff;
Working in a community recreation environment;
Possession of a Medication Administration Training (MAT) or Medication Administration Training-Diabetes (MAT-D) certification;
Certification in CPR, First Aid, and/or AED; and/or
Using various forms of technology to perform daily job functions.
Internal Number: 7104-20A-DPR-SD
Arlington’s Department of Parks and Recreation
The Department of Parks and Recreation promotes wellness and vitality through dynamic programs and attractive public spaces. Our facilities range from parks, sports fields, nature and community centers to spraygrounds, playgrounds and a skate park. We are stewards to the County’s natural resources and provide affordable recreational programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and interests.