Recreational Therapist I - Seasonal

State of Massachusetts Canton, MA
This is a "Seasonal Position".

10 Positions

Part-Time 32 hours per week

Work schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:15 AM- 3:30 PM; Friday 8:30-2:00 PM

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Orientation: June 25, 26 and 27, 2018

Program: July 9, 2018 - August 24, 2018

The Recreational Therapist I serves as a group leader for the 7 week therapeutic summer program. The individual plans and organizes recreational, social and special activities, and motivates patients to participate in therapeutic recreation programs. Responsibilities include providing leadership and supervision to the patients and staff in the group, supporting patient participation in a variety of recreational programs, maintaining a safe environment and ensuring that patients take part in all scheduled activities and therapies. As a part of the treatment team, the individual implements, and modifies appropriate long and short-term treatment and intervention programs as well as the coordination of recreation therapy activities with other disciplines through meetings, treatment plans, reports, etc. to ensure effectiveness and carry over of programs.

The Arthur Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children is one of four public health hospitals operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Located on a 168 acre campus, the PRH is a Joint Commission accredited chronic care pediatric public health hospital serving the more complex medical, rehabilitative, educational, and recreational needs of children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, Myelodysplasia, trauma based disability including brain injury, and other congenital or acquired physically debilitating disorders. The PRH has a current inpatient capacity of 93 and provides day services during its summer program for 145 children from across the Commonwealth.

Pre-Offer Process

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

Please contact Dina Robinson at 508-977-3383 with questions.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in planning, organizing, instituting or conducting therapeutic recreation services in a recognized public or private agency, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience in the substitution below.


I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in recreation, recreation education, creative arts therapy or therapeutic recreation may be substituted for the required experience.*

* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.