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Activity Therapist /Recreation Center Supervisor

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Activity Therapy Coordinator at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.

Job Description:

Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the delivery of health services. Develops and implements related policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates healthcare programs. Directs subordinate supervisors and staff.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Assures that community health care services are adequate, appropriate, and accessible
  • Develop long and short-term goals for the health agency and participates in the agency's strategic and operational planning
  • Interviews, hires, directs, trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges health care employees
  • Maintains awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance charges, and financing options
  • Manages human resources and directs administrative activities for health care employees
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs
  • Oversees the planning, development, scheduling, and implementation of health care programs and activities
  • Participates in the development and administration of budgets
  • Performs community assessments and develops policies and plans based on data collection, activity reports, planning documents, program plans and objectives
  • Plans and organizes program structure and policies to meet organizational and programmatic objectives
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the unit(s) to provide continuous active treatment to the patients served
  • Set priorities and implements goals and objectives to meet or resolve identified health problems

Sample Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to prioritize time and resources among primary projects of responsibilities
  • Ability to anticipate future trends and issues that should be addressed to meet goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of how health care facility operates
  • Ability to develop service plans according to policies and procedures
  • Ability to schedule staff accordingly


Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of supervisory experience in a health care services environment 


Master degree in a related field and one year of supervisory experience in a health care services environment 


Doctorate degree in a related field 

Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:

Bachelor's degree in a related field, i.e. Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy or Art Therapy and licensure in the field AND 3 years supervisory experience in the Mental Health field


Master's degree in related field, i.e. Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy or Art Therapy and licensure in the field AND 2 years supervisory experience in the Mental Health field


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 16 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta (Decatur), Georgia.

A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

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Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: GRHAjobs@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Activity Therapist /Recreation Center Supervisor If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.