Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Recreation Therapist Supervisor 
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $3,871.61 per month
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, Music Therapy, or Education AND two (2) years of experience as a recreation therapist in a health care setting.


  • Supervises the recreation therapy staff, volunteers, contract employees, and student interns.
  • Performs quality improvement activities such as program review, chart audits, care plan and MDS audits.
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Develops monthly activity calendar for scheduled events.
  • Participates in resident care conferences.
  • Attends community meetings, to promote and develop resources such as Community College, high schools, colleges, veterans groups, and senior citizen groups.
  • Prepares vehicle, food service, housekeeping, and foundation requisitions, for recreational activities.
  • Monitors and prepares departmental budget and prepares forms for purchase of equipment and supplies.
  • Interviews, recommends for hire, evaluates, and disciplines staff.
  • Arranges activities with outside groups and organizations to provide quality programs for residents.
  • Creates new resources for resident programs such as Adult Basic Education Program.
  • Oversees chart, Kardex, and MDS therapeutic recreation notes in compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Health and Federal regulations.
  • Works with resident council on resident concerns pertaining to recreation department.
  • Performs related tasks and other duties as assigned by Regional Center Administrator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Therapeutic recreation activities and their benefits.
  • Medical terminology, psychiatric terminology, disease process and treatment modalities as part of therapeutic recreation.
  • Supervisory practices and principles.
  • Documentation and care planning.

Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Work with ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset people within a long-term care facility.
  • Work harmoniously with other employees and residents based on whatever maturity level they currently function.
  • Use various audio-visual equipment.
  • Physically perform the duties of the position.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, residents, family members, government officials and the general public.

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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