Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
  • 31-Dec-2018 to 01-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Residential
  • Hoyleton, IL, USA
  • Full Time


The Activity Therapy Specialist assists with the administration and implementation of the residential recreational and vocational program.




  1. Works directly with and supervises residents as they are engaged in variety of recreational and educational activities designed to promote positive self esteem, social skills and physical well being.
  2. Assists in formulating and maintaining Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) for each child according to the individual needs related to temperament, personality, energy level, intellectual functioning and social abilities.
  3. In accordance with the resident's plan, provides instruction in identified life skills area and provides opportunities for life experiences designed to enhance their potential.
  4. Assists in coaching, attending meetings and representing residential youth in the IIAA and Special Olympics.
  5. Assist with the supervision of the use and maintenance of Activity Therapy Department facilities and equipment.
  6. Assists with the implementation of work experiences of the residents on/off campus and the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program; provides support to participants, setting up interviews, coordinating transportation and maintaining contact with employers.
  7. Report incidents or behavior problems to the Program Manager.
  8. Submit Medicaid documentation as required.
  9. Assisting with a physically restraint may be required to ensure personal safety of both clients and staff.





  1. Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or other relevant human services field preferred. Qualifications as a Mental Health Professional by Illinois Medicaid Rule 132 required.
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  3. Two (2) years experience in residential care or related human services field.
  4. Must possess and retain a valid Illinois driver's license and provide proof of insurance.
  5. The personal characteristics and experiential background that support the delivery of appropriate care for children, win respect, guide development, and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the clients served.
  6. The temperament suited to working with and caring for children with special needs as appropriate.
  7. Basic skills in first aid and the identification of medical needs.
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