Kennedy Krieger Institute

Recreational Therapy Assistant (Bilingual - Spanish)

Vacancy ID
Pos. Category
Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation
Job Location : Street
1741 Ashland Ave
# of Hours
Job Locations
Pos. Type
Regular Part Time
Department : Name
FCI - Ctr for Child and Family Traumatic Stress


The Recreational Therapy Assistant for the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) is responsible for assisting in implementing a recreational therapy program for children seen at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. This position requires the incumbent to be bilingual in English and Spanish with a proficiency level that meets the Institutes minimum standards.


  1. Develop and assist in the implementing play activities in the community room to give the children acceptable outlets for their emotions and assist children and their families in adjusting to the center environment.
  2. Monitor children as they arrive. Provide an environment that is safe, stimulating, and child oriented.
  3. Assist in providing clients with structural opportunities for social interaction with peers and adults as well as opportunities to develop their leisure and recreational interests and skills.
  4. Assist children in developing and maintaining a positive and healthy attitude about themselves as individuals.
  5. Maintain a clean and organized play area including routine scheduled toy washing in accordance with infection control standards.
  6. Communicate information with the other staff as needed.
  7. Responsible for following all procedures related to working in the Kennedy Krieger Family and Community Interventions community room.



  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with a proficiency level that meets the Institutes minimum standards - Intermediate High for Administrative Support Staff. Able to speak Spanish fluently with ease and confidence in a variety of topics related to work, home, leisure activities, as well as events of current, public or personal interest or individual relevance. Able to convey intended message with accuracy, clarity and precision without misrepresentation or confusion while being readily understood by native speakers.



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • AA degree in therapeutic recreation preferred.



  • Previous experience working with families and children affected by abuse and neglect is strongly preferred.


Kennedy Krieger Institute offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K with match, tuition reimbursement, free parking and child care subsidies!  In addition, we offer rich professional development opportunities.  


We require full COVID vaccination or documentation of medical and/or religious exemption(s) approval for this job as we are a healthcare institution committed to putting health and safety first for our patients, students, employees, and the communities we serve.




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