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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Therapist in Kennesaw, Georgia


Do you enjoy being creative and sharing your creativity skills with others while managing a team? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents? Do you want to provide the opportunities for youth to engage in a variety of recreation and leisure activities? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve.

Being a Recreation Therapy Manager Devereux has its Advantages!

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills.

  • An environment where you can be an active contributor to the treatment planning process; evidence based and trauma informed practices.

  • The opportunity to be a positive role model and help our youth as well as their families reach their full potential.

  • A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment.

  • An interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!

The Recreational Therapist will review and promote program offerings with the children to discover their interests and desires to participate in the scheduled activities. You will also regularly check in with the individuals to assess attendance and continued interests. Your duties include planning and organizing activities and experiences, purchasing required supplies, maintaining an inventory or recreational equipment and vocational resources, and working to adequately staff all events and/or activities. This position will also provide specific recommendations and plans for children who exhibit issues with motor coordination, in consultation with the medical team.

Interested in advancing your career? Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND - the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers - the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential.This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to $15k reimbursed annually for undergraduate and $25k reimbursed annually for graduate) and student loan repayment! Learn morehere.

Keywords: recreation therapy, AT, recreation technician, activity aide, activity assistant, recreation assistant, mental health, behavioral health, at-risk youth, direct care, psychology


Education: Minimum of Bachelors degree in Recreation Therapy, Art, Dance, or Music Therapy and qualified for licensing or

registration with the appropriate professional organization.

Experience: Preferably one-year experience (including internship) in conducting therapeutic activities in a program for children or adolescents.

Other qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.

  • Must possess excellent leadership skills, therapeutic skills, written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.

Posted Date 1 month ago (11/8/2023 8:14 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-33722

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.