Therapeutic Recreation Director Salary
The average pay for a Therapeutic Recreation Director is $42,134 per year.
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Job Description for Therapeutic Recreation Director
Therapeutic recreation directors are responsible for overseeing recreational activities based on the individualized care plans of a facility's residents. These directors generally design appropriate activities for residents and provide daily, weekly, or monthly activities to keep them engaged.Read More...
Based on an individual’s care plan, a therapeutic recreation director will design programs for groups of residents based on similar needs. They may work with both individuals and groups on a daily basis, and they are also tasked with developing workshops for employees to teach them how to better serve the residents. They should also have time-management skills to create calendars of activities and always remain in compliance with current medical policies and HIPPA laws.
Certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist and five or more years of experience in the field are recommended for this position, and some geographic locations require these directors to be licensed. Interpersonal skills are also important in this position, as these directors are in constant contact with other employees and patients. Organizational skills are also helpful. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Therapeutic Recreation Director Tasks
- Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
- Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
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Pay by Experience Level for Therapeutic Recreation Director
Pay by Experience for a Therapeutic Recreation Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Therapeutic Recreation Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Therapeutic Recreation Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Therapeutic Recreation Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 26 salaries. A Therapeutic Recreation Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 9 salaries.
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