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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Versability Resources

Hampton, Virginia 23661
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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist


Pay Rate:   $35,000 – $38,000 DOE


The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist has the primary responsibility of ensuring the development, implementation, and coordination of individual and group therapeutic recreation service for individuals within the Intermediate Care Facility/Individual Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Completes Recreation Assessment on admission to Intermediate Care Facility/Individual Intellectual Disabilities (ICFIID) program and on an annual basis.
  • Develops Recreation Support plan for individuals identified as benefiting from one to one involvement, provides quarterly and annual report.
  • Participates in monthly Qualified Intellectual Developmental Professional (QIDP) and quarterly Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings for individuals on caseload.
  • Provides consultation to programs to ensure choices.
  • Adheres to Intermediate Care Facility/Individual Intellectual Disabilities (ICFIID), Department Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) requirements.
  • Identifies, plans, coordinates on site and external recreational events for individuals and families.
  • Maintain current and accurate files on each person served.
  • Provides education to staff on benefits on therapeutic recreation activities.
  • Identify and coordinates equipment required for safe recreation activities.
  • Observe individuals and review data and progress in order to modify/revise individual supports as needed.
  • Maintains valid Virginia driver’s license and insurable under VersAbility’s auto insurance.
  • Follow all applicable policies and procedures of VersAbility Resources.
  • Perform other duties when assigned.

Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or a related specialty area such as art, dance, music or physical education. 
  • Certification in Therapeutic Recreation Therapy highly preferred.
  • One year documented experience working with adults with intellectual disability or developmental disabilities.

Skills Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practices in therapeutic recreation, leisure education, individual assessment and intervention, and therapeutic recreation program management. 
  • Ability to modify supports to meet individual needs. 
  • Knowledge of community recreation resources and the ability to establish relationships and locate community resources. 
  • Ability to lead others, work as a team member and provide hands on support to individuals. 
  • Work independently, performing duties and responsibilities under general guidance. 
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. 
  • Possess computer skills and knowledge. 
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data into written reports. 
  • Develop support plans, assess and monitor progress. 
  • Knowledge of developmental training approaches. 
  • Ability to maintain effective inter and intra-agency working relationships.


The incumbent typically works in an office environment, residential setting and in the community at organized events.

About VersAbility Resources

VersAbility Resources, formerly known as The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula, has been serving individuals with disabilities and their families for more than 60 years.  We support over 1,400 with disabilities each year in early childhood, community living, day support, and four different employment programs.  We serve the entire Hampton Roads region and the 10 rural countries on the Middle Peninsula.

With a budget of $39 million and over 1,000 employees, we are a major business and employer.  We subcontract with disability-serving agencies across the country to fulfill two nationwide contracts and have created 300 jobs for people with disabilities across the globe.  We are a capable business partner, engaged in federal contracting, manufacturing, packaging, digitization, recycling, and more.

Our Vision

We envision a world where people with disabilities enjoy dignified, productive lives of their choosing as fully accepted members of society.

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VersAbility Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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