Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Recreation Therapist 
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $13.56 per hour
How to Apply:    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Social Science, Education or a related degree AND one year of experience in planning or administering geriatric or therapeutic recreation programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Must have current CPR/BLS certification prior to appointment.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass background checks as required for the position.


  • Assesses resident needs and interests and plans and develops individualized treatment plans
  • Designs programs to meet individual needs and evaluates outcomes
  • Makes necessary arrangements for trips including notifying appropriate departments and staff when going off grounds
  • Seeks family knowledge of resident’s leisure history and preferences and encourages involvement and support of current recreational goals
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Health Care team reinforcing other treatment programs
  • Performs related tasks and other duties as assigned by Recreation Therapy Supervisor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Therapeutic recreation activities and their benefits
  • Medical disorders that affect the elderly
  • Treatment modalities

Ability to:

  • Work with ill, disabled, and elderly people within a long-term care facility
  • Follow written and oral instructions
  • Work harmoniously with other employees and residents
  • Use various audio-visual materials

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment.

Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.



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