Youth Villages
Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
Spotlight Preferred
2 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$48,000.00 - $55,000.00
Min Experience
0-1 Year
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Entry Level


                                                                       RELOCATION TO BARTLETT, TN

                                               RELO ASST: $2000                                            SIGN-ON BONUS: $6000

Are you looking for a change of pace? Do you enjoy working with children in a non-traditional setting? The Recreation Therapy position may be just what you are looking for. Our Recreation Therapists work with young people in a Residential setting to develop their abilities to interact with others in a team and increase their self-esteem. An ideal Recreation Therapist is creative, enthusiastic and can come up with new and innovative games and activities to keep the resident's engaged, all while building confidence in their abilities and promoting their teamwork skills. Recreation Therapist Specialists facilitate groups with the youth on a daily basis and coordinate additional activities for the campus.

Position Details

  • Coordinates activities of recreation service personnel in a staff secured residential treatment facility for
    youth by performing the following duties. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Manages student council and volunteer activities for youth involved.
  • Oversees the use of canoeing and high ropes courses equipment and resident participation on
    applicable campus'.
  • Develops and promotes recreation program, including music, dance, arts and crafts, cultural arts,
    nature study, swimming, social recreation and games, or camping. Promotes life skills training through
    therapeutic activities
  • Adapts recreation programs to meet needs residents of agency.
  • Promotes and coordinates participation in clubs and organizations as may be helpful to the
    development of individual children.
  • Works in team with administrative or other professional personnel such as those engaged in medicine,
    social work, nursing, psychology, and therapy, to ensure that recreation is well balanced, coordinated,
    and integrated with special services.
  • Ensures that relevant information is conveyed to treatment team members.
  • Ensures that required notes and documentation are completed in a timely manner
  • Maintains recreation equipment and consults with appropriate staff for replacement of depleted
  • Oversees initial recreational assessment upon intake (within 14 days)
  • Introduces and trains new program activities, equipment, and materials to staff.


A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy is required
CTRS certified is preferred, must be eligible

  • Experience working with at-risk youth a major plus
  • Experience working with youth is required
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
    • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Job ID: 73856956

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