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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Job Category:
Health Care - Medical
Position type:
Part Time
Multiple Locations
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Date Posted:
January 14, 2019

Therapeutic Recreation Lead Staff

Job Description:

If you’re looking for a position where you work in a community-based therapeutic recreation program by providing services for teens and young adults with special needs through afterschool and summer “adventure” programs,consider joining St. David’s Center in our mission to build relationships that nurture the development of every child and family.

Position Overview: We are currently hiring Lead Staff to work at our After School Adventure sites, providing services to teenaged clients with special needs in a recreational group setting. Lead Staff are responsible for providing a safe, structured environment to build friendships, encourage physical and social activity, become involved members of the community and embrace health and wellness.

Lead Support Staff are responsible for 1-3 clients at a time. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to the therapeutic recreation program, support staff and clients (both on- and off-site)
  • Implementing activities and curriculum that the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator has planned
  • Maintain daily staffing schedule including the maintenance of staffing ratios
  • Providing support in communication, emotional regulation and personal cares
  • Ensuring participant(s) safety in a group setting at the site and within the community


This position offers experience working in the human services field with a variety of special needs diagnoses, the opportunity to build lasting, rewarding relationships and the chance to cultivate a higher level of independence for individuals with disabilities.


Schedule: M-F 2:30-6:00 p.m. with option to pick up release day and weekend hours. This is a temporary position ending at the conclusion of the school year with the potential opportunity to pick up hours at one of our summer sites.

Openings for lead staff include our Brooklyn Center and Wayzata afterschool sites.

Opportunity for additional hours in other programs possibly available.


Pay: $13.39 per hour.




You might be an ideal candidate if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a  valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and an  acceptable driving record
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must have the ability to use clear and understandable written and verbal English
  • Must be able to monitor the safety and well-being of the participant(s) by managing, both verbally and physically, active or behaviorally involved participant(s)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both through written and verbal communication
  • Good organization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn and perform procedures for the care of an individual with special needs
  • One year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities



You might be extra awesome if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic recreation, recreation and leisure activities, social science, health education, or related field



St. David's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Therapeutic Recreation; Adventure; Lead Staff; recreation and leisure; social science; health education; human services

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