Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator

DATE: 6-28-96

JOB TITLE: Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
DIVISION: Recreation

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Parks and Recreation Director

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Part-time staff, volunteers and program participants

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in therapeutic recreation or related field preferred. CTRS certification required. Experience in working with individuals with disabilities.

NATURE OF WORK: Supervise and direct programs for the purpose of inclusion of persons with disabilities into community recreation and leisure. A salaried 20 hours per week position.


I. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator and Advisory Board will develop a plan of action to expand ideas or recreation/leisure activities in an annual summary.

II. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator and Advisory Board will develop a functional individualized recreation/leisure assessment tool.

III. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will conduct individual assessments and develop a plan of action including the individual, family, and/or care provider and school.

IV. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will work school district, park and recreation
staff, and other community organizations in providing an inclusive recreation/leisure

V. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will arrange for consultants in the area of integrating those individuals with special needs into community services to come to Owatonna for consultation and in-servicing.

VI. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will be responsible to see that volunteers and advocates are enlisted and in-serviced to work with the individuals in the recreation/leisure program.

VII. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will work with the Advisory Board and will be responsible for generating and pursuing additional forms of funding for the program.

VIII. The Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator will be responsible for overall community awareness through speaking engagements, newspaper articles, radio, TV spots, monthly
newsletter, and brochures.

IX. The Program Coordinator will meet with the Advisory Board on a monthly basis to report program progress and obtain feedback for the program for evaluation purposes.

X. Will make periodic visits to integrated recreation/leisure program sites to make sure programs are progressing smoothly.

XI. Will be responsible for collection of payroll records from part-time staff.

XII. Will be responsible to continually evaluate integrated recreation/leisure programs.


I. Represents city through direct contact with the public.

A. Answers citizen's questions through direct contact, telephone, and internet contacts.


I. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license.

II. Attendance at various computer training classes.


I. Employee must be capable of operating a variety of office equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Communication equipment, PC, typewriters, copiers, scanners, fax machines, credit card machines, laminator, and calculators.


I. This is a non-exempt position.

II. Regular work hours will be between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday and occasional weekend events. Exceptions can occur.

III. This position works primarily in an office environment, with little exposure to outdoor
temperature variations or environmental factors.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.