Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation
October 8, 2018
$59,820.80 - $91,416.00 Annual
Full-time - Experienced
Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
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. The program areas may include social clubs, trips, inclusion support coordination, summer day camps, special events, family programming and adapted classes. Populations served may include, but are not limited to, individuals with developmental disabilities, Autism, emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. This position requires significant interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork within the unit, division and department as well as other county agencies.
Specific duties 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 findings by completing written program evaluations;
Coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and training up to 20 part-time/seasonal staff and volunteers;
Creating and implementing behavior modification or support plans for participants, and documenting their progress;
Assisting recreation staff in the development of program modifications to ensure accessibility and participation for individuals with disabilities;
Coordinating or supporting inclusion support services for individuals with disabilities;
Supervising vendors for various adapted recreational activities (i.e., gymnastics, aquatics, dance, music, and yoga); and
Designing and distributing marketing materials by using social media platforms, websites, Granicus/GovDelivery, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and WordPress.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and accessibility issues, and will be experienced in therapeutic recreation program planning in either its direct or in-direct implementation.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education, or a related field plus considerable experience managing recreational activities for participants with disabilities, preferably in a community recreation setting; 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.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
Experience supervising the work of others, especially seasonal, temporary, or part-time staff;
Possession of a current Medication Administration Training (MAT) or Medication Administration Training-Diabetes (MAT-D) certification;
Certification in CPR, First Aid, and/or AED;
Internal Number: 7104-19A-DPR-BL
About Arlington County 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.
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