Minimum of a B.S. from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program or related field as outlined by the National Therapeutic Recreation Standards. Must be or currently pursuing CTRS certification from National Council Therapeutic Recreation certification. Certification is required within 1 year of employment.
At least two (2) to five (5) years in a psychiatric setting and/or child development strongly preferred.
The individual should demonstrate knowledge in therapeutic recreation theory, evaluation, and treatment techniques for various special population groups. Observation skills, communication skills (both verbal and written), and an ability to work with others in a synergistic manner are essential. The individual should also be willing and able to assume increased responsibilities as required.