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Position: Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
Salary: $40, 463.00
Duties: The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff of employees, volunteers, students, sports officials, or other workers, to include processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts training activities.

Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.

Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees, program participants, and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Plans, organizes, conducts, and supervises various athletic and recreational programs, activities, and events for the community in general or for a specific segment of the community; coordinates recreational, therapeutic recreation, athletic, or leisure activities such as day camps, field trips, leagues, tournaments, games, practices, art classes, dances, Special Olympics, Haunted Trail, holiday events, or other activities; attends/directs league organizational meetings; assists with development of game rules and coordination of CPR, first aid, and/or coaching certification courses.

Develops program goals, objectives, and priorities; researches effectiveness of programs, events, or activities currently provided by other organizations; assesses community needs/interests and recommends appropriate programs/activities; evaluates participation levels and overall success of each event and recommends addition, deletion, or revision of programs as appropriate.

Promotes programs within the community; provides information, news releases, and promotional materials to individuals, local businesses, the media, and the public; prepares seasonal brochure information to assist staff in advising, scheduling, and registering customers in programs and activities.

Plans and coordinates arrangements for events; schedules activities to avoid conflicts with other scheduled events; reserves facilities and equipment needed for each event; determines minimum/maximum levels of program participation; schedules instructors, artists, and camp directors/counselors for classes and camps.

Coordinates and conducts registration for events/activities; assists in developing registration procedures; receives completed registration forms reviews for completeness; calculates appropriate fees, collects payments, and issues receipts; creates participant rosters for each activity; issues equipment, handouts, keys, or other items to instructors; maintains records.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving recreation program administration, or athletic league coordination, or Therapeutic Recreation, public interaction, and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.  Must possess CPR certification. Possession of Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) status through the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) is preferred but not required. Therapeutic Recreation applicants must have or be eligible for certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and one (1) year of employment.


Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in a supervisory capacity. Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
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