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Therapeutic Recreation Counselor

The Children's Center of Hamden New Haven, CT Full-Time
$15.12 - $17.34 / hour
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A Therapeutic Recreation Counselor works as a member of the treatment team and together with other members provides treatment services to young people.   A Therapeutic Recreation Counselor is a role model and is responsible for the care, welfare, safety and security of young people.  The nature of the care varies depending on the young person’s needs.  The work involves physical care and custody, guidance in personal hygiene, work and study habits, and social, spiritual and recreational activities. In addition, this employee will be responsible for the planning of developmentally appropriate recreational activities. 

Hours/Schedule:
This is a full time position. Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00pm-9:00pm.

Skills:
Knowledge of child development from infancy through adolescence.  Knowledge of child care and housekeeping methods.  Ability to understand children’s problems and needs and to work with them effectively.  Knowledge of age-appropriate recreational activities to promote positive, fun experiences for children and youth.  A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required.


Education:


Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field preferred.

Previous Experience and/or Training:


One to two years related experience preferred.

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