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.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wonderful Opportunity at Bradford Woods!

From Shay Dawson: There is a Job Opening for the Director of Recreation Therapy Bradford Woods (Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Overview: This is an upper level/senior management position at Bradford Woods with major oversight in high intensity medical and illness specific programs in the outdoor setting. Oversee and provide the vision, leadership, supervision, and direction for the development, growth, and sustainability of the Recreation Therapy (RT) area including oversight of Medical Camping and Therapeutic Programs consisting of 1,000 youth with chronic illnesses and disabilities annually along with a $1.1 million budget, 80 staff and 50 volunteers. Foster and maintain lasting relationships with major foundations, non-profits, and health care professionals associated with carrying out these important pediatric programs from around the state. Work in collaboration with faculty on pediatric research and student placements for credit. Qualifications: Minimum Education: Degree in Recreation Therapy with CTRS or able to get a CTRS within 6 months of hire date. Experience: 5-10 years of progressively increased responsibility in management of services for youth with chronic illness and disability, 1-2 years’ experience in therapeutic outdoor programming. Health and medical care experience. Compensation: Competitive salary, university benefits, on-site housing / utilities Apply at the Indiana University Human Resource Website Contact Shay Dawson M.A., CTRS (Director, Bradford Woods) for more information at


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