Recreation Specialist

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and conduct social, recreational, and cultural activities.
  • Develop a comprehensive activity/recreation plan for each resident to build assets and self-esteem.
  • Develop community contacts and resources to support social/recreational/cultural activities.
  • Provide individualized skill assessment, instruction and supervision.
  • Accompany, supervise and provide transportation for activities.
  • Coordinate the fiscal recreation needs including developing check request, and reconciling of the recreation budget.
  • Supervise and monitor counselors' interaction with children and families.
  • Model positive interaction and implement residential training curriculum as required by OMH core curriculum with children, families and with staff.
  • Responsible for implementing Medicaid billable services for residents.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Service needed (Therapeutic recreation and National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification eligibility is preferred).
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with emotional disturbances.
  • A valid NYS driver's license.


  • Full-time, 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 2 pm - 10 pm

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, life and STD/LTD Insurance, and employer contributed pension plan (401(a)).
  • Accessibility to other voluntary benefits tax deferred annuity and AFLAC personal accident insurance, cancer care, supplemental dental and supplemental life insurance.
  • 20 vacation, 12 sick, and 4 personal days, 11 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.