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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Therapy Manager in Kennesaw, Georgia


Do you enjoy being creative and sharing your creativity skills with others while managing a team? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents? Do you want to provide the opportunities for youth to engage in a variety of recreation and leisure activities? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve.

Being a Recreation Therapy Manager Devereux has its Advantages!

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills.

  • An environment where you can be an active contributor to the treatment planning process; evidence based and trauma informed practices.

  • The opportunity to be a positive role model and help our youth as well as their families reach their full potential.

  • A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment.

  • An interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!

Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the Recreation Therapy Manager is responsible for managing the activity therapy department for individuals served. Supervising a small team of Activity Therapists, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: overseeing and supervising special projects and special events on and off site, coordinating and directing the work of professional Activity Therapists in a varied program of activity therapy, overseeing the implementation of all individualized therapeutic activity programs that meet the physical, social, emotional, and creative needs of assigned clients. In addition, the Recreation Therapy Manager will assess an individual’s strengths, needs and interests and develop a plan to address these areas and document progress. You will work cross-functionally with other departments onsite, including Residential Services, Marketing, Clinical, Nursing, Education and Medical, in addition to external stakeholders for planning purposes. Additional duties will be assigned as needed.

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.

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit

Keywords: recreation therapy, AT, recreation technician, activity aide, activity assistant, recreation assistant, mental health, behavioral health, at-risk youth, direct care, psychology


EDUCATION: 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). Master's degree preferred. Certification in field is required in order to be considered.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum two (2) years’ experience managing therapeutic activity services in a program for children or adolescents; Minimum of one(1) year management/supervision experience required. Mental/Behavioral healthcare experience preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.

  • Must possess excellent leadership skills, therapeutic skills, written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/16/2021 8:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20011

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time