Senr Recreation Therapist - Grade 17

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 298 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Recreation Therapist
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Recreation Therapist 14 $52,198 $66,634
Recreation Therapist Music 14 $52,198 $66,634
Recreation Therapist Dance 14 $52,198 $66,634
Recreation Therapist Art 14 $52,198 $66,634
Senr Recreation Therapist 17 $61,516 $78,307
Senr Recreation Therapist Music 17 $61,516 $78,307
Head Recreation Therapist 20 $72,032 $91,381
Chief Recreation Therapist 23 $84,246 $105,255

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

As a Senior Recreation Therapist, you would design, develop, implement, and deliver recreation therapy services to maintain and improve the physical, mental, and/or social well-being of individuals residing and/or receiving treatment in State facilities and programs. You would be responsible for the organization and direction of one or more therapeutic recreation programs, including sports, dance, drama, music, art, and social activities. You may also supervise lower-level Recreation Therapists and other staff engaged in the design, development, and/or delivery of recreation therapy services.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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26-800 38-606

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Mobility Options

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