• Recreation Coordinator

    Posted Date 2 years ago(10/5/2016 2:29 PM)
    Job ID
    Location Name
    Mille Lacs Academy
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Client/Direct Care
  • Overview

    At Mille Lacs Academy we offer an array of opportunities with excellent growth potential for clinical and non-clinical professionals that are looking to gain some hands on experience within the field, as well as get an opportunity to help youth and families strengthen their lives through our cornerstone values. Nexus and its affiliates are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining professionals who want to make a positive impact on the lives of youth.


    Develop and provide therapeutic recreation services which support the residential treatment plans by improving the physical, emotional, cognitive and social abilities of residents’ as well as providing comprehensive staff training program.

    • Develop and coordinate the physical education and leisure activity programs for all residents while maintaining the safety of residents, staff and the community.
    • Utilize assessment tools to determine individual resident needs pertaining to physical education/recreation and develop recreation treatment goals where appropriate for incorporation into Individual Treatment Plans.
    • Research, evaluate and implement resources and opportunities for new and continuing activities on campus and within the surrounding community.
    • Assist in the annual site budgeting process related to athletic and recreational equipment and costs related to activities and events.
    • Develop and conduct staff training program on cultural diversity and other topics as assigned. Supervise recreation staff position(s) as well as providing work direction to general staff assisting on recreational or training projects.
    • Participate in the selection, training, ongoing professional development and performance evaluation of Recreation Counselor.
    • Ensure that all activities are conducted in compliance with the Confidentiality Act regarding case reviews, determination, results and/or recommendations and in compliance with all HIPAA regulations.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation/Physical Education related discipline required.
    • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in leading a recreation and training initiative in a residential treatment setting and supervising support staff.
    • Valid driver’s license.


    Physical Demands


    • Must be able to assist staff in proper restraining of residents.

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100+ pounds with assistance.

    • Must be able to twist, bend and stretch in a manner conducive to the execution of daily activities within a residential program.

    • Must be able to stand and walk for an extended period of time (2-4 hours).


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