Are you interested in helping children who have emotional and
behavioral challenges learn new skills and grow through activities? Do
you have experience or expertise in developing and running therapeutic
recreational activities for children? If so, the Therapeutic
Recreation Coordinator position is for you. In this role you will work
with the children’s treatment teams in residential and extended day
treatment programs to develop and implement on-campus and community
therapeutic activities designed to meet the children’s needs. Apply today!
ABOUT EAGLE HOUSE
Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for
children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric
hospitalization. Serving as a “step-down,” Eagle House helps prepare
them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care setting.
Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical support
services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family, group and
individual therapy, and case management.
Professional staff at Eagle House use an active
engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build
relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them
improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to
transition into a family successfully and permanently.
The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator assesses, plans, implements,
evaluates, and coordinates goal oriented programs for children and
youth in the residential and Extended Day Treatment programs. She/he
is responsible for therapeutic recreational programming seven days a
week that enables the children and youth to achieve their optimal
level of intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual
potential. The therapeutic recreation coordinator works in concert
with the child and youth treatment teams to ensure a consistent
- Develops and implements scheduled recreational activities seven
days a week, including classes, games, music, entertainment,
skill-building activities, sports, etc.
- Ensures that programs are age-appropriate and geared towards
helping the children and youth build skills.
- Assists in organizing and implementing special events including
holiday celebrations, monthly birthday parties, cookouts and other
special events involving clients, families, guests and the
community. Assists with making arrangements, and coordinating with
other departments as needed regarding client attendance and
availability, and food services to plan menu for those attending events.
- Plans and schedules various trips and community outings such as
educational field trips, eating out, special events, and outside
functions. Accompanies clients to the trips and ensures their
participation. Communicates all details and coordinates logistics of
the trip with the team.
- In conjunction with clinician, plans individualized, one-to-one
programming for clients who need specialized programming due to
- Responsible for completing/ensuring that all therapeutic
recreation documentation is completed in clients EMR in Care Logic.
- Reports unusual or inappropriate behaviors to program staff and
communicates clients’ concerns and responses to interventions to the
- Completes recreation assessments and updates progress notes.
Attends client treatment team meetings as needed
- Seeks input from team and clients in order to develop activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned by management.
*Required to work some evenings, weekends and holidays as
needed for recreational programming.*
- Bachelors in therapeutic recreation or related field required.
- Minimum of 1 year full-time experience in Therapeutic Recreation.
- Clean and valid driver’s license and three consecutive years of
- Ability to obtain a Public Service License, Therapeutic Crisis
Intervention Certification, and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification
- Good physical coordination and stamina for energetic leadership.
- Skilled in communicating orally and in writing with clients,
families, staff, other departments and leadership; demonstrating
tact and sensitivity while working with clients; providing
encouragement, support and consultation to team members; ability to
successfully engage clients in activities, manage behavioral difficulties.
- Ability to relate well to people, conveying warmth and interest in
residents, families, and fellow staff members.
- Demonstrated cooperation with personnel, volunteers, and community members.
- Demonstrated initiative in creation new programs and approaches to care.
- Knowledge of activity interest assessments; needs and abilities of
the population; computer and typing/data entry skills; Microsoft
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be
able to supervise groups of children and perform physical
intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to
place without restrictions.
About The Program
About Eagle House
Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization. Serving as a “step-down,” Eagle House helps prepare them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care setting.
Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical support services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family, group and individual therapy, and case management.
Professional staff at Eagle House use an active engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to transition into a family successfully and permanently.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave