the Part time Recreational Therapy Assistant for the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) is responsible for assisting in implementing a recreational therapy program for children seen at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. This position requires the incumbent to be bilingual in English and Spanish with a proficiency level that meets the Institutes minimum standards.
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 1-7, Wednesday 12-8
ResponsibilitiesDevelop and assist in the implementing play activities in the community room to give the children acceptable outlets for their emotions and assist children and their families in adjusting to the center environment.Monitor children as they arrive. Provide an environment that is safe, stimulating, and child oriented.Assist in providing clients with structural opportunities for social interaction with peers and adults as well as opportunities to develop their leisure and recreational interests and skills.Assist children in developing and maintaining a positive and healthy attitude about themselves as individuals.Maintain a clean and organized play area including routine scheduled toy washing in accordance with infection control standards.Communicate information with the other staff as needed.Responsible for following all procedures related to working in the Kennedy Krieger Family and Community Interventions community room.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- AA degree in therapeutic recreation preferred.
Previous experience working with families and children affected by abuse and neglect is strongly preferred.