Therapeutic Recreation Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

Sandi Dallhoff,

Jobs in Therapeutic Recreation

Are you interested in working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities? If so, then Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) is the place for you! We are frequently in search of individuals who share our passion for providing meaningful, even life changing, support and experiences to individuals with varying intellectual and physical disabilities. These are particularly ideal opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in human services, special education, social work, recreation management and therapeutic recreation.

Summer Jobs Available!

Available Positions

  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
    • Oversees all participants and staff
    • In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR Site
    • Assist with participant behavioral support
  • Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader
    • Oversees designated participants and staff within a camp room
    • Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities
  • Therapeutic Recreation Leader
    • Provides participant supervision
    • Facilitates daily activities and assists with program planning
  • Program Assistant
    • Provides program support to staff and participants
  • Instructors
    • Provides specialized instruction to participants (i.e. yoga, adapted PE, music, art, etc.). May work at multiple sites during the week.
      (5 - 20 hours/week)

Open Hire Interview Sessions

  • Pennino Building (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA  22035)
    • Saturday, April 7: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (2nd Floor)
    • Saturday, May 19: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (10th Floor)
    • Tuesday, May 22: 3 - 7 p.m.* (10th Floor)
      *subject to position availability
  • Irving Middle School (8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA  22152)
    • Wednesday, April 18: 5 - 8 p.m. (Library)


Employment Notes

  • Work hours vary based on camp enrollment and location. (20 - 40 hours/week)
  • Staff are placed based upon program need.
  • Staff must work all 6 weeks of the program and required trainings. Camp Dates: July 2nd - August 10th


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have at least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).
  • Must acquire CPR and First Aid Certification for children and adults that is valid through August 2017.
  • TB test results: New Hires must have proof of a negative result within the last year/Returning Staff need proof of a negative results within the past 2 years.

What to Bring to the Open Hire Session

Please bring ALL of the following documents to the Open Hire interview. You will be ineligible to interview without ALL of these items.

  • Resume
  • Original documents proving identify and employment authorization – see Form I-9 Lists of Acceptable Documents
  • Original Social Security Card
  • Bank account and bank routing information to set Up Direct Deposit

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about work in therapeutic recreation.
Please contact us at 703-324-5532, TTY 711.