JOB POSTING: Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Seattle Children’s Hospital | Seattle Children’s – Hospital Main Campus

4800 Sand Point Way Ne/box C-5371, Seattle, WA

Job Attributes


Bachelor’s Required
Years of Experience
Not Stated

Job Features

Shift Length
Not Stated
Full Time / Part Time

Job Description


Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE




Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2018, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 26th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


As a Magnet designated institution, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring way, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community.


The Therapeutic Recreation Specilist provides therapeutic recreation services to patients with complex conditions or injuries, as referred by a physician. Assesses plans, develops, implements and modifies therapeutic recreation services that improve functional abilities related to play and recreation, to improve leisure and social skills necessary for safe return to the home, school and community.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Per the driver’s license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.

Required Credentials:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification)
  • Registered Recreation Therapist through WA State department of health.
  • Current Washington State Driver’s License.


  • Experience in planning and directing exercise and activities for children and adolescents with various disabilities.
  • Work experience working in a therapeutic rehabilitation setting, preferably CARF accredited.
  • BLS/First Aid certified.
  • Experience in hospital based pediatric Therapeutic Recreation programs.


Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Area of Interest: Rehab & Alternative Medicine;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods varies);
  • Work Status: Per Diem;
  • Department: Rehabilitation Unit;
  • Shift: Day/Evening Shift;
  • Job ID: 30908;

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