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NJ/EPA TRA uses this page to promote job openings in the Therapeutic Recreation field. Job listings are posted and promoted to help fill the opening with the most qualified professional in order to best serve and protect consumers. As a professional association we encourage recruiters and agencies to develop job descriptions for Recreational Therapists that require the CTRS credential through NCTRC.
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Last updated:

March 2018

Senior Allied Clinical Therapist

Princeton House Inpatient Behavioral Health

Princeton, NJ

Full-Time: Days


Position Summary:    The Senior Allied Clinical Therapist will originate, plan, and administer high quality Allied Clinical Therapy to individuals and groups. Allied Clinical Therapy will include but is not limited to group counseling, creative arts therapy, psycho-educational and therapeutic activities. The Senior Allied Clinical Therapist will also assess patient functioning and needs. They will provide senior level clinical expertise, feedback and training to the department and treatment team. The Senior Allied Clinical Therapist will actively recruit and supervise student interns and volunteers.  A CRTS is preferred.  One evening a week is required and one Saturday is required.



 In One of the Following Degrees:

 Art therapy – Master’s degree and ATR

 Dance/Movement therapy – Master’s degree and ADTR certification

 Music therapy – Master’s degree and MT-BC certification

 Recreational therapy – Master’s degree and CTRS/or BA and CTRS

 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 Professionalism is essential

 Also required is a customer service orientation, a teamwork approach, flexibility, organizational and problem solving skills


Masters Degree

- Previous related work experience preferred


To apply: please visit website


Manager of Community Programs 

Children's Specialized Hospital

Mountainside/New Brunswick, NJ Locations


Full time CTRS job opening at Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey. The Manager of Community Programs coordinates all community-based recreational therapy programs (i.e. adaptive aquatics, social programs, summer camps, etc.) for children and young adults with developmental/physical/cognitive/ and emotional-behavioral challenges, as well as supervising adapted sports programs, and conducting community outreach and education. CTRS required, program development and management experience required. Send cover letter and resume to LKompany@childrens-specialized.org. CSH is an EOE.





Therapeutic Recreation Specialist:  

Camp Oakhurst (soon to be Rising Treetops at Oakhurst)
111 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ  07755

Requirements:  A part-time 15 hrs a week hands-on position working with children and adults with disabilities directly, as well as working with direct care and other staff.  A certificate (or pending exam) in therapeutic recreation (CTRS) required.  Experience working with people with disabilities and a residential facility preferred.

Responsibilities:  Assess regularly 8 recreational activities and sensory room to improve for maximum therapeutic impact by continually observing and participating in activities. Assist training direct care workers, activity specialists and other staff on the therapeutic aspects of the agency’s 8 recreational activities and sensory room.  Participate in initial and ongoing in-service trainings, as needed and implement new therapeutically engaging activities within the camp’s arts/crafts, music, drama, iPad learning, cooking, nature studies, swimming and sports activities while also making recommendations for purchases of materials and equipment to enhance existing recreational programs.

How to apply:
Please email a cover letter summarizing qualifications and experience, a resume, and documentation of CTRS certification (or pending exam) to:  info@nysh.org to our Hiring Manager.


Adapted Aquatics Private Lesson Instructor

Central Bucks Family YMCA

Doylestown PA

See description on Indeed.com

How to apply:

Online at: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/YMCA/jobs/Ability-Aquatic-Private-Lesson-Instructor-ffac28bfb9c11671?q=ability+aquatics&vjs=3



Ability Summer Camp Counselor
Central Bucks Family YMCA 
Doylestown, PA

The Central Bucks Family YMCA located in Doylestown, PA is looking for summer counselors for our Ability Camp. Ability Camp is a fully mainstreamed camp designed to support children and adolescents Kindergarten-High School with disabilities or special needs in smaller ratios. Ability Camp runs from June 18-August 24, 2018. We ask for a minimum of a 4 week commitment. Mandatory camp staff training is also required and is held June 8-10th.

This is a great opportunity for TR students interested in working with children and adolescents with developmental delays, behavior disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

How to apply:

Email Julianne Hirst at cbfymca.org


Full Time Recreational Therapist

Children's Specialized Hospital

Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, Infant Toddler Unit
New Brunswick, NJ 

Provides recreational therapy services in Children's Specialized Hospital's Infant-Toddler unit for children with special healthcare needs. 


  Formal Education and Job-Related Experience

* Bachelors degree in Recreation from an accredited program, with a therapeutic recreation emphasis. Ability to plan activities and to adapt to the environment to suit a variety of disabling conditions. Tact, enthusiasm, initiative, and judgment in performance of duties. Member of ATRA preferred. Completion of a pediatric affiliation or work experience with pediatrics.


* NCTRC Certification or eligible. Water Safety Instructor Certification. AHA BLS Provider Certification required.


* NJ State Drivers License

CSH is an EOE. For more information and to apply, please click here.



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