State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RECREATION THERAPIST SUPERVISOR
Coordinates and develops clinical programs and student fieldwork programs for all recreational therapy services.
Develops and monitors treatment protocols, clinical programs, and quality assurance activities;
Develops, markets, implements, and evaluates student programs; instructs, directs the work of, and evaluates recreation therapy students;
Assists with the development and submission of budget requests; oversees the division's budget; solicits external funding to support therapeutic programs in conjunction with other medical center departments;
Assists in ensuring compliance with relevant accreditation and other standards;
Interviews and recommends selection of staff; trains new employees; evaluates staff performance; recommends disciplinary action;
Monitors productivity standards for therapeutic recreation services;
Orders and stocks equipment and supplies;
Conducts continuing education courses in recreation therapy and clinical specialties; conducts orientation for staff and other professionals;
Performs the duties of a Recreation Therapist 2;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: assess, plan, provide, evaluate and modify programs/provisions to allow inclusive participation for individual patients; cooperative skills in working with patients; establish and maintain professional and working relationships with physicians and other treatment providers as well as other staff; instruct staff in areas of need regarding recreation therapy.
Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program
Three years of clinical experience as a Recreation Therapist 2, one year of which must be in a specialty service
Class Specification History
General revision. Revises title (formerly Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor), class code (formerly 6145), typical work, minimum qualifications; adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.