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Recreation Therapist
AD: 102121   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 11/28/2018  

CORPORATION: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services. Mission: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services include crisis, transitional and long term residential treatment, day rehabilitation, assisted and independent living, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, multi-service centers, and a shelter for the homeless. Corporation services are provided throughout California.

***THIS POSITION QUALIFIES FOR A RETENTION BONUS; $1000 AWARDED UPON 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT COMPLETED***

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and promote activities and services for people with mental disabilities. The Activities Director, in coordination with the Program Administrator, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all psycho-social educational groups and activities at the Center. These responsibilities also include the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers and adult education teachers.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversee the Activities Component, including implementation, evaluation, planning, development, assessment, and day-to-day operations.

2. Provide client services including psycho-social educational groups, basic living skills classes, social and recreational activities, and community outings with the assistance of adult education teachers and volunteer staff.

3. Plan activities which lead toward community integration, personal independence, and participation in self-help organizations.

4. Coordinate with program staff and other health professionals, as needed, to assure appropriate activities and support of clients.

5. Perform mental health worker duties as assigned.

6. In conjunction with the Program Administrator, assure that volunteer staff and adult education teachers comprehend and comply with all corporate policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

7. Participate in regular 1:1 supervision sessions.

8. Meet PPI standard of Medi-Cal billing of all direct service billable Medi-Cal services. Charting must be accurate and timely.

9. Develop an understanding of the treatment, training, and community involvement and integration goals of clients to facilitate an integrated, cohesive, and supportive approach.

10. Perform short term crisis intervention, when needed.

11. Maintain client confidentiality, consumer rights at all times, and handle client advocacy issues.

12. Develop and maintain a current resource file for client referral.

13. Develop cross cultural awareness of culturally diverse population and apply appropriate interventions in assisting with socio-cultural issues.

14. Assure client safety at all times.

15. Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policy and Procedures and program rules and policies.

16. Attend and participate in all required meetings, as specified by the Program Administrator, including but not limited to: client conference, staff meetings, program planning meetings, linkage meetings with other agencies, and client review meetings.

17. Attend safety trainings and assist with training of those supervised in HIV awareness, TB prevention and treatment, bloodborne pathogen and infection prevention and precaution.

18. Maintain required licenses and certificates, including a valid California Driver's License (Class II/B), first aid certificate, and CPR certificate.

19. Requires driving own vehicle to transport consumer(s) when program vehicle is unavailable, or when medical appointments or referral for client services is required.

20. Complete delegated and required personnel-related paperwork in a timely manner, including Personnel Action Forms.

21. Comply with the PPI policy requirement to submit proof of valid CDL, maintain good driving record, and submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage.

22. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Job Descriptions are subject to change without notice based on needs of the Agency/ Program.

Education Required: B.A. Degree in recreation, social, health, occupational therapy, or behavioral field.


Credentials:

Recreational Therapist - California Board of Parks and Recreation or the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

OR Occupational Therapist - Registered Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Association

OR Music Therapist - Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy and registered in an emergency situation as a music therapist National Association for Music Therapy. Music, Art, Dance therapists also a plus


Experience Required: Two (2) years experience in a recreational, socialization or activities setting. One (1) year coordinator/supervisory/management experience. Experience in planning and implementing activities in a psycho-social setting preferred.


Substitution of Experience for Education: None.


Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to independently develop and follow through with planned group activities. The candidate should have knowledge of community resources and volunteer recruitment. Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner. Ability to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work period.


License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class II/B. Proof of auto insurance.


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam, fingerprint clearance, submit proof of valid California Driver's License, good driving record (must meet insurability requirements of PPI carrier), submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage (employees who drive to and from work and on agency business), successful completion of CPR and First Aid training, and agree to uphold all Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policies and Procedures, 7.10 Confidentiality Agreement, 8.26 Policy on Outside Employment, 8.32 Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, 8.4 Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, 8.9 Policy on Ethics, agree (by signautre) to adhere to 15.0 Drug-Free Workplace Policy, 16.0 & 16.1 Policy on Abuse Reporting, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Polices, and compliance with 28.0 HIPAA Rules and Regulations.


ANKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC. IS AN AA/EEO EMPLOYER

Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, marital status, age, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. Minorities/Consumers/Ex-Consumers are encouraged to apply.



CONTACT:   Mark Freeberg SALARY: DOE
LOCATION:
  California PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: mfreeberg@ankabhi.org
URL: http://ankabhi.org

 

Recreation Therapist
AD: 102121   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 11/27/2018  

CORPORATION: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services. Mission: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services include crisis, transitional and long term residential treatment, day rehabilitation, assisted and independent living, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, multi-service centers, and a shelter for the homeless. Corporation services are provided throughout California.

***THIS POSITION QUALIFIES FOR A RETENTION BONUS; $1000 AWARDED UPON 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT COMPLETED***

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and promote activities and services for people with mental disabilities. The Activities Director, in coordination with the Program Administrator, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all psycho-social educational groups and activities at the Center. These responsibilities also include the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers and adult education teachers.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversee the Activities Component, including implementation, evaluation, planning, development, assessment, and day-to-day operations.

2. Provide client services including psycho-social educational groups, basic living skills classes, social and recreational activities, and community outings with the assistance of adult education teachers and volunteer staff.

3. Plan activities which lead toward community integration, personal independence, and participation in self-help organizations.

4. Coordinate with program staff and other health professionals, as needed, to assure appropriate activities and support of clients.

5. Perform mental health worker duties as assigned.

6. In conjunction with the Program Administrator, assure that volunteer staff and adult education teachers comprehend and comply with all corporate policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

7. Participate in regular 1:1 supervision sessions.

8. Meet PPI standard of Medi-Cal billing of all direct service billable Medi-Cal services. Charting must be accurate and timely.

9. Develop an understanding of the treatment, training, and community involvement and integration goals of clients to facilitate an integrated, cohesive, and supportive approach.

10. Perform short term crisis intervention, when needed.

11. Maintain client confidentiality, consumer rights at all times, and handle client advocacy issues.

12. Develop and maintain a current resource file for client referral.

13. Develop cross cultural awareness of culturally diverse population and apply appropriate interventions in assisting with socio-cultural issues.

14. Assure client safety at all times.

15. Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policy and Procedures and program rules and policies.

16. Attend and participate in all required meetings, as specified by the Program Administrator, including but not limited to: client conference, staff meetings, program planning meetings, linkage meetings with other agencies, and client review meetings.

17. Attend safety trainings and assist with training of those supervised in HIV awareness, TB prevention and treatment, bloodborne pathogen and infection prevention and precaution.

18. Maintain required licenses and certificates, including a valid California Driver's License (Class II/B), first aid certificate, and CPR certificate.

19. Requires driving own vehicle to transport consumer(s) when program vehicle is unavailable, or when medical appointments or referral for client services is required.

20. Complete delegated and required personnel-related paperwork in a timely manner, including Personnel Action Forms.

21. Comply with the PPI policy requirement to submit proof of valid CDL, maintain good driving record, and submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage.

22. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Job Descriptions are subject to change without notice based on needs of the Agency/ Program.

Education Required: B.A. Degree in recreation, social, health, occupational therapy, or behavioral field.


Credentials:

Recreational Therapist - California Board of Parks and Recreation or the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

OR Occupational Therapist - Registered Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Association

OR Music Therapist - Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy and registered in an emergency situation as a music therapist National Association for Music Therapy. Music, Art, Dance therapists also a plus


Experience Required: Two (2) years experience in a recreational, socialization or activities setting. One (1) year coordinator/supervisory/management experience. Experience in planning and implementing activities in a psycho-social setting preferred.


Substitution of Experience for Education: None.


Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to independently develop and follow through with planned group activities. The candidate should have knowledge of community resources and volunteer recruitment. Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner. Ability to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work period.


License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class II/B. Proof of auto insurance.


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam, fingerprint clearance, submit proof of valid California Driver's License, good driving record (must meet insurability requirements of PPI carrier), submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage (employees who drive to and from work and on agency business), successful completion of CPR and First Aid training, and agree to uphold all Phoenix Programs, Inc. Policies and Procedures, 7.10 Confidentiality Agreement, 8.26 Policy on Outside Employment, 8.32 Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, 8.4 Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, 8.9 Policy on Ethics, agree (by signautre) to adhere to 15.0 Drug-Free Workplace Policy, 16.0 & 16.1 Policy on Abuse Reporting, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Polices, and compliance with 28.0 HIPAA Rules and Regulations.


ANKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC. IS AN AA/EEO EMPLOYER

Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, marital status, age, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. Minorities/Consumers/Ex-Consumers are encouraged to apply.



CONTACT:   Mark Freeberg SALARY: DOE
LOCATION:
  California PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: mfreeberg@ankabhi.org
URL: http://ankabhi.org

 

Adaptive Recreation Programmer
AD: 102112   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 10/31/2018  

The Adaptive Recreation Programmer develops, plans, organizes, supervises, leads and evaluates comprehensive Adaptive Recreation programs and services to specifically meet the needs of community members with disabilities; including the inclusion of people with disabilities into general recreation programs. The Programmer also supports the daily operation of Hilyard Community Center and Washington Park Center. Receives direction and supervision from the Adaptive Recreation Program Manager and the Adaptive and Senior Services Section Manager.

The successful candidate will have a firm understanding of the principles, concepts, trends and best practices of community therapeutic/adaptive and inclusive recreation programming to provide recreation, social, and cultural services for children, youth, adults and seniors with disabilities. The Adaptive Recreation Programmer works alongside a supportive and creative team that values feedback and operates with a visionary mindset, in a dynamic and fluid community center environment.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in therapeutic recreation, human services, and/or a closely related field.
  • Two years of experience with the planning and implementation of recreational programs and services related to therapeutic, adaptive, or inclusive recreation.
  • Requires current Child & Adult First Aid and CPR certifications upon hire, and Food Handler's Permit or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • (other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted)

Preferred Experience

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain CTRS certification within 6 months of hire
  • Two years of experience working as a team with other recreational professionals and/or as lead worker or supervisor of program staff, volunteers, or interns

CONTACT:   Carly Schmidt SALARY: $24.60 - $31.30 Hourly
LOCATION:
  Oregon PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL:
URL: https://www.eugene-or.gov/111/Jobs

 

RECREATION THERAPIST
AD: 102110   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 10/04/2018  

If you are a dynamic and creative individual looking for an opportunity to make your mark with a highly respected Five-Star long-term care organization, join our team at Charles E Smith Life Community! We are seeking an energetic Recreation Therapist to organize, develop and lead recreational programs that contribute to our reputation, developed over the past 100 years, for excellence in geriatric care.

As the largest long-term care facility in the state of Maryland, we offer many opportunities to design and launch innovative and person-centered care recreational programs. Your hands-on role as the Recreation Therapy Director will focus mainly on the facilitation and direction of activities in our 558-bed facility, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating, the activity programs of the facility.
  • Complete necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit such to the Recreation Therapy Director, as required.
  • Coordinate Recreation Therapy with other departments, as necessary.
  • Interview residents/family members to obtain activity assessment information.
Successful candidate must possess:
  • CTRS and experience working with documentation such as MDS and Care Plans
  • A Bachelor s degree in Recreation Therapy
  • Experience working with residents with dementia
  • Knowledge of coordinating, and implementing therapeutic programs.
We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package in an employee-focused environment. Send resume with salary requirements to:
Charles E. Smith Life Community
Christopher M. Stamps
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Fax: 301 770-8511
E-mail: stamps@ceslc.org



CONTACT:   Christopher Stamps SALARY:
LOCATION:
  Maryland PHONE: 3017708431
EMAIL: stamps@ceslc.org
URL: Link Not Given

 

RECREATION THERAPIST/TRANSITION COORDINATOR
AD: 102106   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/22/2018  

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as our Recreation Therapist/Transition Coordinator!

SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct therapeutic recreational assessments of residents that will be useful to teams in the preparation and implementation of treatment plans (14-day and monthly Treatment Reviews).
  • Participate in the organization and operation of the therapeutic recreational activities
  • Participate in the organization and operation of unit-based recreational programming.
  • Initiate and maintain contact with community recreational resources.
  • Maintain recreational facilities and supplies; schedule use as necessary.
  • Assist social workers and families in the identification of recreational opportunities for residents in their home communities.
  • Complete selected Discharge Needs Assessment upon client admission to RTF.
  • Assess family strengths and needs and assume primary responsibility for the development and coordination of a service plan to address impediments to family reunification.
  • Insure linkage to the community and the involvement of the local child serving system (OMH, DSS, CSE, etc.) in the discharge and transition process for each assigned child and family.
  • Maintain the family/guardian s connection and involvement with the child during the RTF stay.
  • Involve the family in every aspect of the treatment and discharge process.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires a Bachelor s degree; Master s degree preferred, and at least two years related experience.

CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE
Requires Recreation Therapist certification. Must be CTRS certified or eligible.

If you've got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. Northern Rivers and member organizations Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center are powered by a 1,400-strong workforce. We re developing innovative new treatments to help clients achieve success, believe in themselves, and follow their dreams. We provide more than 70 programs and services to more than 14,000 people each year in 36 counties throughout New York state. Join us and change lives, including yours.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northern Rivers Family of Services will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.




CONTACT:   Jeana Dollard SALARY:
LOCATION:
  New York PHONE: 5185793576
EMAIL: na
URL: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=ee458014-ac86-4ccd-8f9b-c3c08fc4976c&jobId=80628&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Wellness and Adventure
AD: 102102   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/21/2018  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Wellness and Adventure Education

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Wellness and Adventure Education Program.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

Oversight in the curriculum delivery of the Wellness & Adventure Education program. Oversight of designated courses in the program. Collaborate with other program and school faculty for curriculum development, delivery, and program assessment; Teaching duties will be established in consultation with Dean of Health Professions & Education. Adherence to the Best Practices document to establish a productive, engaging on-campus learning environment is essential;To teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Wellness and Adventure Education. Specifically, classes on physical and health education; Professional Development/Research: Continue active role congruent with American Association of University Professors – Utica College (AAUP-UC) contractual agreement and professional interests; Accountability: Report directly to the Dean of Health Professions & Education. Attend on campus meetings and events as outlined by the AAUP-UC contract. Attend department meetings, making recommendations to the faculty regarding updating curriculum in the areas of course oversight. Attend School meetings, Senate meetings, and other meetings called by the college; May perform other related duties as assigned, including participating on committees, teams or task forces.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Physical or Health Education required; ABD or Doctorate preferred; Certified K-12 Physical and Health Teacher required; Experience in adventure education is preferred; Experience in Therapeutic Recreation and the ability to teach in both programs is preferred.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2274

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.


CONTACT:   Sarah Heil SALARY:
LOCATION:
  New York PHONE: 315-792-3276
EMAIL: hr@utica.edu
URL: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2274

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
AD: 102100   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/21/2018  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Therapeutic Recreation Program.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

Serve as a faculty member with responsibility for oversight of designated courses in the TR program; Collaborate with department and School faculty for curriculum development and delivery; Per the contractual agreement between the AAUP-UC and Utica College, faculty members are responsible for the following, in order to achieve reappointment, promotion, and tenure; Teaching: Teaching load per contractual agreement with Dean of Health Professions and Education and the Provost (maximum 24 contact hours per academic year); Student academic advisement for on-time degree completion; Service: Service to the department (e.g. program advocacy within and outside of UC);Service to the School of Health Professions & Education (e.g. participation in Inter-Professional Educational experiences);Service to the community (depending on interests and time);Service to the profession (e.g. committee membership in professional organization); Scholarship/Creative Accomplishment; Contribution to the body of knowledge and dissemination of such knowledge through peer-reviewed conference presentation and publication; Accountability: Report directly to the Chair of TR and to the Dean of Health Professions & Education; Attend on campus meetings and events as outlined by the AAUP-UC contract; Attend department meetings; Represent the department at admissions events and assorted recruitment activities; Make recommendations to the faculty regarding updating curriculum in areas of course oversight; Desirable to have knowledge of accreditation requirements for Therapeutic Recreation Programs.

Qualifications:

Current Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS); Practical experience as a CTRS; M.S. in a related field from an accredited institution; Earned doctorate in related field heavily favored; At least three years teaching experience in baccalaureate or higher degree program; Experience and knowledge in online education is favorable.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2049

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.


CONTACT:   Sarah Heil SALARY:
LOCATION:
  New York PHONE: 315-792-3276
EMAIL: hr@utica.edu
URL: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2049

 

DIRECTOR OF RECREATION THERAPY
AD: 102098   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/18/2018  


Description

The YMCA of South Florida is looking for a Director of Recreational Therapy to join their Youth Development Team. The Director of Recreational Therapy is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the overall operations of the program throughout the YMCA of South Florida, including administration, management, marketing, program development of recreation therapy and Special Olympics.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain systems designed to enhance quality and efficiency of the program areas
  • Develop and maintain community relationships with regard to the school system, community, state and national agencies providing services related to programs.
  • Therapist will work to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning,
  • Build confidence, develop coping skills, and integrate skills learned in program settings into community settings based upon participant interests.
  • Develop and maintain programs that will specialize in the treatment of mental or physical disabilities (i.e.) creative arts, sports, aquatics, adventure programming, dance/movement, community outings,
  • Recruit, supervise, and evaluate staff to meet quality and performance standards of the Y.
  • Develop and monitor enrollment, payment, and safety guidelines for use throughout the YMCA of South Florida service area.
  • Participate in the Annual Support Campaign.
  • Prepare annual budget; manage and take appropriate action to correct variances.
  • Coordinate the training of all necessary staff.
  • Create and Implement Programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in recreational therapy or related field, with a preference for a candidate who is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong community relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff.
  • Excellent supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Experience adapting sports
  • Working with children and adults
  • Ability to work Nights and weekends
  • Experience with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities
  • Experience with Parks and Recreation
  • Excellent interpersonal; ability to relate with individuals at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent computer skills, (Microsoft Word and Excel).
As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit to and satisfactorily clear a thorough Level II fingerprinting background screening.

The YMCA of South Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age or disability.


CONTACT:   Jean Kneely SALARY:
LOCATION:
  Florida PHONE: 9548260800
EMAIL: jkneely@ymcasouthflorida.org
URL: https://ymcasouthflorida.org/

 

Independant Living Coordinator
AD: 102096   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/18/2018  

General Responsibilities

Plan, direct and coordinate activities to provide life-enriching events for resident and the community; coordinate a successful volunteer program and ensure the interests and the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident is maintained.

Essential Duties

  • Directs the Escapades staff in the fulfillment of project assignments within budget, with quality and on schedule.
  • Provides indirect supervision of volunteers.
  • Staff supervision with direct responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating,performance appraisals, goals setting, and developing procedures to ensure achievement of those goals.
  • Develops and maintains a good rapport with all departments involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Visits residents and provides assistance with activities.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs the activity programs of this facility.
  • Develops, administers, and coordinates department policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and plans the department's budget for food, equipment, supplies, and labor, and submit to the Executive Director for review, recommendations, and approval; forecasts the needs of the department.
  • Meets with Escapades staff on a regular basis to develop, conduct, and evaluate activities.
  • Uses computer system and network to develop programs, flyers, notifications, activity calendars, etc.

Education/Training:

A High School Diploma / GED Diploma. Pennsylvania requires drivers pass the BHSL Direct Care Competency Test. College degree preferred, recreation therapist certification desirable. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Experience:

Minimum of three years recreation therapy supervisory experience preferred. Must possess leadership skills, willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional staff, good human relations, strong verbal and written communications and ability to effectively deal with people at different organizational levels both inside and outside the company.

Physical and Sensory Requirements(with or without the aid of mechanical devices)

Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and ability to work effectively with residents, personnel and support agencies. Position requires proficient interpersonal and communication skills; moderate reading, writing and grammar skills; auditory and visual skills; ability to bend, stoop, sit, stand, lift, reach, and push or pull a minimum of 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Moves intermittently during working hours and subject to frequent interruptions. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the position.


CONTACT:   Deborah Joachim SALARY:
LOCATION:
  New York PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: Djoachim1@brandycare.com
URL: https://www.brandycare.com/

 

Life Skills Services Coordinator
AD: 102094   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 09/17/2018  

Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, located in Stone Mountain, GA, is a place where people living with the lifelong effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are respected and valued as contributing community members.

Our rehabilitation focuses on the abilities, strengths and volunteer efforts of members who work side by side with staff to manage all operations of the Clubhouse. In this supportive environment, members once again learn to contribute in meaningful ways that carry over to work, home and community. Finally, a life-changing injury is transformed into a new normal for members and their families as they move from being a medical patient to living a full and satisfying life.

Responsibilities:

Assesses, develops, and teaches skills to adults with brain injuries to live as self-sufficiently as possible while engaging in meaningful and productive life roles; uses person-centered planning and Clubhouse philosophies in supporting members to develop, implement, and modify their individual Member Plans for both onsite and offsite services; coordinates Life Skills Services with clients, families, case managers, staff, and community resources while maintaining the scope of Side by Side’s mission and practices.

Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Human Services field (will consider Bachelor's degree with minimum of 3 years experience in brain injury services with demonstrated ability to develop and implement service plans)

• Professional certification/license preferred

• Experience as a Recreation Therapist or Rehabilitation Counselor will be considered

• Certification as a Brain Injury Specialist or obtains within 1 year of eligibility.

• Minimum of 2 years experience working in a Clubhouse or agency specializing in serving people with brain injury-related disability

• Demonstrated ability to effectively provide positive behavior supports, coach cognitive compensatory strategies, coordinate community-based services, and initiate program development activities.

• Demonstrated history of excellent communication skills by phone, in person, and via various e-communication tools

• Competent in use of Microsoft Office programs and electronic health record systems

• Physical ability to perform job requirements

• Good driving record, current Georgia driver’s license; insurable by employer’s auto insurance policy

In partnership with Shepherd Center, we offer rewarding careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits.

For more information and to apply online, visit Shepherd.org/employment

EOE

CONTACT:   HR SALARY:
LOCATION:
  Georgia PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL:
URL: http://www.Shepherd.org/employment

 


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