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Recreation Specialist

Prince William County, VA
medical insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays
United States, Virginia, Woodbridge
September 26, 2023


Are you a Creative and Dynamic individual with a desire to help older adults and those with cognitive impairments? Do you dream of providing impactful programming that stimulates the minds and wellbeing of others? If you answered yes, then the Adult Day Healthcare is the opportunity for you to achieve this goal.

As a Recreation Specialist, you will work to improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with cognitive impairments by, providing person-centered recreational and wellness activities that stimulate cognition, increase engagement, and decrease agitation. This will include, but is not limited to, creating virtual programming, designing newsletters, training direct care staff on new activities, coordinating field trips, and collaborating with volunteers. Administrative tasks, such as ordering supplies and managing a budget will also be required.

High school diploma or G.E.D. and 4 years of related experience.

PREFERENCES: The successful candidate will have...

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or in a related field such as art, music, or physical education
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the principles or providing Person-Centered Care
  • Experience in working with individuals with Cognitive Impairments
  • Clinical experience in working in a group setting, acute care hospital, or rehabilitation center
  • Understanding of Dementia type diagnoses and other cognitive impairments

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A criminal background check is required, must be free of TB in a communicable form, must obtain and maintain certifications in First Aid and CPR

WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5hrs/week , Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some after hours may be required due to planned programming.

Starting Salary Range : $64,311.00 - $79,311 .00 Annually



The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.