Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Position Opening at FIU

Position Title: Internship Coordinator Job Opening ID: 507191 Division/Department: College of Education Recruitment Type: Internal and External Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or CTRS eligible required. Target Salary: $50,000 Advertising Salary: $50,000 Posting: FIU Website Preferences: A Master's degree in therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy or parks and recreation (or related field) with an emphasis area completed in therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy is preferred. Tentative Timeline for Recruitment Posting Period: 1/07/2014-1/21/2014 HR Review: HR will qualify applicants as they come in the pool. Interview: Interviews are not to be held or scheduled until EOP certifies applicant pool and Recruitment Services certifies the interview pool for a diverse pool of candidates. The HR Liaison must document interviews in the system once certifications have taken place. Website: (external applicants), (internal applicants) Instructions on Viewing Positions: Please go to, then go to HR Admn, then to Browse Job Openings, and you should be able to see the positions that are assigned to you in addition to viewing the resumes of the applicants. Job Summary • Coordinate with the General Counsel's office, RT faculty, and in some cases, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to be certain that affiliation agreements are completed and maintained. Coordinate with the on-campus RT Clinical Experiences Coordinator when utilizing affiliation agreements for sites that students from both programs complete internship rotations. • Network with RT professionals for the establishment of new affiliation agreements with sites in which RT is offered. • Develop and maintain internship site list that is regularly updated and uploaded onto the recreational therapy website. • Coordinate with the faculty internship supervisors, site RT supervisors (practitioners), and students in advance of the internships so to provide them with all of the student's paperwork after the internships have been approved. • Organize and hold orientation meetings with students in advance of their internships and with their University internship supervisors during the semester in which students are completing their internships. • Collect, review, and maintain required paperwork from students before, during, and after internship rotations. • Communicate with internship site supervisors before and during the internships, then collect final evaluation forms from internship site supervisors and review with students. • Complete internship file upon ending of final internship, review final evaluation, and submit final grades. • Perform site visits only when necessary. • Prepare letters of completion to verify hours for national certification. • Florida International University is a comprehensive university. For more information about FIU, visit


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