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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Recreational Specialist

Avon Park, USA


Job Description

We have a Recreational Specialist position at Highlands Youth Academy.

Under direction of a supervisor provides coordination and implementation of delinquency interventions as well as on-site and off-site therapeutic and recreational activities for the youth in the facility. Also acts as the facility restorative justice implementation manager. Works with youth to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning, build confidence, develop coping skills and integrate skills learned in treatment settings into community settings. Interventions modalities shall be used such as creative arts, sports, adventure programming, dance/movement and leisure education. Structured recreational therapy shall be provided during non-traditional hours, including weekends, to promote pro-social activities.

Participates in implementing applicable youth performance and treatment planning by: (a) monitoring youths’ progress; (b) communicating information regarding youths’ participation and behavior to other members of treatment team; (c) maintains communication with youth; (c) facilitates didactic, educational, psycho-educational and community groups within the context of the youths delinquency and assigned therapeutic activity programming; (e) encourages and facilitates youths’ participation in both therapeutic and recreation activities; (f) supervises youth to ensure their safety and involvement in treatment; (g) provides input for treatment team review processes.

C. Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation or related field is required.


    One (1) year of experience as a Recreational Therapist is preferred.

  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is preferred.

    Other Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the state where the work site is located only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.






Company Description
TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC is a for-profit organization that works with the State Department of Juvenile Justice, and The Department of Children and Families to treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders and at-risk youth. We are currently one of the largest providers in the United States for these services. Our programs are located in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

Role: Recreational Specialist
Job Type:
Location: Avon Park,

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