Hoffman Homes for Youth

Hoffman Homes, Inc. is accepting applicants for the position of Recreational Therapy Coordinator.

This is a grant-funded position with funding for a summer program (estimated 06/01/22 – 08/15/22).  Additional funding may extend the program throughout the year and as part of the education department curriculum.

The Recreational Therapy Coordinator (RTC) develops, implements, and oversees the recreation programs of Hoffman Homes, Inc.  The RTC creates programming (e.g., sports, games, etc.) that will focus on the physical and mental health of the youth/young adults-in-care.  As a summer position, the RTC will plan activities for the clients of Hoffman Homes while school is on break.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct activities for the recreational therapy groups as well as individual sessions, if applicable. This includes the coordination of the summer program.
  • Identify activities that will engage the youth and encourage participation, keeping in mind the youth/young adult’s age and the various cognitive abilities and health needs.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think creatively to engage youth/young adults that would otherwise resist engaging in recreational activities.  Encourage youth/young adults to develop new skills
  • Create and organize a calendar of recreational activities or follow the schedule developed in collaboration with supervisors of various departments.
  • Openly communicate with other members of the youth/young adult’s treatment team so they are apprised of any gains or concerns presented during activities.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 15 credit hours of training/education in Recreational Therapy.
  • One year of experience related to implementing therapeutic recreational activities with youth/young adults.
  • Must be at least 18-years of age.
  • Good driving record.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnosis as they present in youth/young adults.
  • Understanding of how different medication may affect a youth/young adult’s ability to participate in an activity.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of applying Trauma-Informed Care
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