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Activity Coordinator - Recreational Therapy - (30613)

Facility Name
Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center
DOTHAN, AL 35212 US (Primary)
Career Area
Recreational therapy
Job Description

Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a 118 bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents ages four through eighteen. The 55,000 square foot facility is situated on approximately 10 acres in the southeast corner of Alabama, less than 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. In addition to the living units, the facility houses our full service cafeteria and New Day Academy; a state-supported year-round K-12th grade school with vocational opportunities. We provide numerous recreational activities including an in-ground swimming pool, game room, playground, basketball courts, and gymnasium. The multi-disciplinary staff at Laurel Oaks collaborates to ensure that services provided are clinically and medically appropriate and highly coordinated among all treatment disciplines. Laurel Oaks specializes in the treatment of youth who have multiple challenges and special needs. All children served at Laurel Oaks have a primary psychiatric disorder but most also have co-occurring conditions such as intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or physical/sexual abuse victimization. Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is currently seeking a seasoned Activity Coordinator - Recreational Therapy.  The Activity Coordinator will:


  • Plan activities for youth that will enhance physical development, social changes and team building skills.

  • Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group activities.

  • Maintain proper coverage and conduct during recreational activities.

  • Give instructions and feedback to recreational staff.

  • Supervise games, activities, chairs Activities Committee, planning events, schedules staff and interns for work.

  • Ensure a safe environment for staff and students.

  • Attend the appropriate treatment team meetings.

  • Maintain operation and maintenance of swimming pool.

  • Maintain operation and maintenance of playground and outdoor basketball court.

  • Supervise outing for patients on appropriate level.

  • Complete recreational therapy assessment for each patient entering facility.

  • Performs professional level work concerned with the rehabilitation, social, cultural, recreational and physical development of facility patients.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Therapy or related field

  • 1-2 years experience in planning and implementing recreational activities for psychiatric patients or related population preferred.

  • Ability to act as an appropriate role model for youth.

  • Effective working relationship with patients, staff and public.

  • Ability to direct recreational activities in an orderly manner.

  • Knowledge of games.

  • Ability to relate to persons of various age levels in order to plan course of study/activities for different age levels.

  • Knowledge of the current trends in youth recreation and community assets.

  • Ability to schedule various community-related events that will enhance student’s ability to grow into a well rounded informed individual.

  • Ability to teach students the rules of team and individual activities.

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