The Kennedy Center, Inc. Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Trumbull, Connecticut

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Salary: $14.32 per hour


  • Organize, plan and implement recreation and therapeutic activities both in-house and in the community for groups as well as individual porgramming.

  • Provide direct supervision to all consumers participating in the recreation/therapeutic programming

  • Provide direct on-site supervision to any volunteers assisting with programming.

  • Maintain accurate consumer records and files with reports as to consumer progress


  • Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field.

  • One year experience in conducting recreational activities with people who are cognitively, psychiatrically or physically disabled.

  • Valid Drivers License and ability to possess a State of CT Public Service License.

  • You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.

  • Depending upon assignment, must be able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and locations.

  • Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certifications and eligible for DDS medication certification.

  • Provide hands on personal care which may include toileting, feeding, cleaning and all other activities of daily living skills.

  • Have physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.

  • Provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid, and safety evacuations.