Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I $1000 Sign-On
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I $1000 Sign-On
Vacancy ID 6138
Pos. Category Rehab Therapy - Other
Job Location : Street 707 N Broadway
# of Hours 40.00
Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
Pos. Type Regular Full Time
Department : Name Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation

Currently offering a $1000 Sign-On Bonus

The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I promotes the optimum development of children and adolescents through individual and group activities which facilitate and/or enhance developmental, psychosocial, and recreation needs of children and adolescents. The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I educates, advocates for, and maintains a therapeutic milieu appropriate to the varying developmental, psychosocial, and cultural needs of patients and/or families. The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I develops and implements interventions which promote mastery, self-expression and adaptive coping for patients and family members.

Hours will vary Sunday-Thursday. Weekend Rate for Sunday. Some Evening Hours Required.

    Maintains quality and effectiveness of patient services through implementation of and compliance with all departmental and/or Institute policies and procedures, PI activities, and yearly program assessment.
  1. Facilitates the orientation, adjustment and ongoing support of patients and families to the hospital, health care experiences, illness or disability.
  2. Assesses, plans, implements, communicates, and documents individual treatment goals, plans and outcome appropriate to the developmental, psychosocial, culture/needs of children and adolescents.
  3. Maintains a safe, therapeutic milieu in all patient areas and programs within the Institute and/or other community facilities.
  4. Provides support counseling, training, role-modeling for patients, families and/or peers as needed within the department's accepted areas of expertise.
  5. Assesses leisure skills/interests, provides education, counseling and referral to appropriate recreation resources.
  6. Attends and actively participates in intra/interdisciplinary in-service education and/or meetings as assigned.
  7. Interprets the mission, goals and philosophical base of the department, professional group, and/or Institute whenever necessary.


  • Completion of Therapeutic Recreation Internship required, in an accredited pediatric hospital preferred.
  • BA/BS in Therapeutic Recreation required.
  • Certification, or eligibility for certification within one year of hire, as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist required.


  • One year of experience with pediatric population in a hospital, structured recreational or educational setting.
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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