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Recreation Therapy Manager 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location GA Activity Therapy  
Open Date 9/18/2017  
Req Number DIR-17-03090  

Are you a compassionate leader looking to utilize your creative abilities in a fast-paced environment?

This is a wonderful opportunity to positively impact the lives of children with emotional and behavioral challenges, and enrich their well-being. If you are a professional in the Recreation Therapy field, have at least 2 years of management experience, and have been responsible for leading or managing recreational activities in a behavioral health, hospital setting, or school environment, this is the job for you!

The Recreation Therapy Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing a monthly program of activities for the children in our residential treatment program. He/she should have strong leadership skills and be able to create a shared vision in the delivery of evidence based and effective recreation services. The manager will be responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of activities, and planning individual and group recreation services that are in line with each client’s individualized treatment plan. The Recreational Therapy Manager will supervise three certified recreation therapists, and work directly with our leadership team to support our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) initiative.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Competitive salary and benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.*

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*Note: It is the intent of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux.

Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental Health, and child welfare. We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Keywords: recreation therapist, recreation therapy, CTRS, certified therapeutic recreation specialist, art therapist, music therapist, NCTRC, Recreation Lead, Recreation Leader, Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Coordinator

Position Requirements

- Certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or eligibility to sit for CTRS exam.

- Bachelor's degree in Education, Recreation Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, or other related field.

- Minimum two (2) years of managerial experience; experience coordinating recreational or physical activity programs with children or adolescents.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Job Summary Schedule: Monday-Friday Days, some weekends required. Salary: Starting at high $40's.  
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About the Organization The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE  

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