Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Therapy Manager in Kennesaw, Georgia

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1291 Stanley Rd N.W., Kennesaw GA. 30144 (12 noon – 4:00pm)

Interested in a new place to expand your knowledge and utilize your abilities? Do you thrive in fast paced environments?

The Recreation Therapy Manager is responsible for coordinating and directing the work of four recreation therapists in a varied program of activity therapy. Under general supervision, this role will:

  • Work within general methods and procedures, and exercises considerable independent judgement to adapt and apply guidelines to specific situations.

  • Oversee the implementation of all individualized therapeutic activity programs that meet the physical, social, emotional, and creative needs of assigned clients.

  • Assess client strengths, needs and interests and develop a plan to address these areas and document progress.

  • Require knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of activity therapy programs and knowledge of supervisory techniques and personnel policies and procedures.

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national non-profit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. We are part of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, which has been providing treatment, education and vocational services for more than 100 years. Devereux is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit behavioral health organizations, giving Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia access to national experts from across the country

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility. For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees. **It is the intent of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Keywords: recreation therapist, recreation therapy, CTRS, certified therapeutic recreation specialist, art therapist, music therapist, NCTRC



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy, or Art/Music Therapy from an accredited school and certification as required by state regulations from the appropriate professional organization such the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC).

  • Two years experience in conducting therapeutic activity services in a program for children or adolescents.

  • One year of supervisory experience in any field.