Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - St. Margaret's Nursing Home

Clinical Albany, New York


The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation and achievement to the people we support.

For 80 years, we have been one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. Many of the innovative programs and vital services that we offer are not available elsewhere.

We are searching for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to join our team.

This position is based out of our St. Margaret’s Center. St. Margaret’s Center is a 94 bed skilled nursing facility providing short-term, long-term, and respite care to children and young adults with disabilities. Our dedicated team of professionals delivers individualized care focusing on the unique needs of our residents. To learn more about St. Margaret's Center, please check out our Virtual Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK653y26h8U

As a CTRS you will be responsible for assisting the Resident Life team with providing therapeutic recreation programs and experiences for the residents of St. Margaret’s Center. These experiences are designed to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional functioning abilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Therapeutic Recreation or related field
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required
  • Valid NYS Drivers License
  • At least 1 year related experience, specifically in providing care and recreational programs to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices.