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THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAMMER II
AD: 102144   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 02/19/2019  

POSITION INFORMATION

Arlington County has an exciting opportunity in the Department of Parks and Recreation for a Therapeutic Recreation Programmer to supervise community recreation programs for individuals of all ages, with disabilities. The program areas may include social clubs, trips, inclusion support coordination, summer day camps, special events, family programming and adapted classes. Populations served may include, but are not limited to, individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. This position requires significant interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork within the unit, division and department as well as other county agencies.

Specific duties may include:

  • Assessing individual/group needs while establishing goals and objectives by working with program staff, participants and their guardians;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic recreation interventions and making changes based upon findings by completing written program evaluations;
  • Coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and training up to 20 part-time/seasonal staff and volunteers;
  • Creating and implementing behavior modification or support plans for participants, and documenting their progress;
  • Coordinating services to lead social clubs for members with developmental disabilities ages 13 and up for monthly socials, trips and bi-annual dances, as well as to lead summer camps for individuals with disabilities between the ages of 6-21 years old;
  • Assisting recreation staff in the development of program modifications to ensure accessibility and participation for individuals with disabilities;
  • Supervising vendors for various adapted recreational activities (i.e., gymnastics, aquatics, dance, music, and yoga); and
  • Designing and distributing marketing materials by using social media platforms, websites, Granicus/GovDelivery, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and WordPress.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and accessibility issues, and will be experienced in therapeutic recreation program planning in either its direct or in-direct implementation.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education, or a related field plus considerable experience managing recreational activities for participants with disabilities, preferably in a community recreation setting; and Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a directly related field may substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience supervising the work of others, especially seasonal, temporary, or part-time staff;
  • Possession of a current Medication Administration Training (MAT) or Medication Administration Training-Diabetes (MAT-D) certification; and/or
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid, and/or AED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Work hours: This is a 40 hour a week position with flexible hours generally between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some weekends and late evenings depending on programmatic needs, events and marketing outreach. Employees are provided County-issued smart phones to handle occasional after-hours program and staffing situations.

Position is based at Langston-Brown Community Center, but involves travel within Arlington to other County facilities and greater metropolitan area to various activities.

Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence; OR the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Note: This recruitment is open continuous with a preferred filing date of 1/04/2019 and will close once the positions is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process and are required for this position. Please do not give 'see resume' as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants must submit an online application (unless the job announcement states otherwise) for each position for which they wish to apply. The application must be submitted by the posted deadline.

To apply online go to
https://careers.arlingtonva.us/, click on Apply Now, scroll down the alphabetical list of job titles and click on the one in which you have an interest. The link to the employment application (APPLY) is found on each job announcement. Once completed, your application information remains in the system for you to review, edit and submit for future Arlington job openings.

Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to get your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

The examination for this position may include one or more of the following: (1) evaluation of training and experience; (2) written and oral examination; (3) performance test; (4) personal interview; and (5) physical examination.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process. Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email
pers@arlingtonva.us.

ARLINGTON COUNTY
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3500 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays;
or e-mail
blopez@arlingtonva.us
(no resumes to this e-mail address, please)

Posting Date: 12/14/18



CONTACT:   April Rosenthal SALARY: 59,820.80-91,416.00
LOCATION:
  Virginia PHONE: 703-228-4740
EMAIL: trinfo@arligtonva.us
URL: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/therapeutic-recreation/

 

Shepherd Center
AD: 102131   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/22/2019  

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit 152-bed hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

Our Recreation Therapy Program introduces our patients to a world of leisure enjoyment in adaptive activities such as sports, horticulture, arts and crafts, hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor sports.

In this hands-on position, your team will depend on you for evaluating each patient (adolescent, adult, geriatric) assigned and determining short-term and long-term goals in conjunction with the patient and other team members. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment program to meet these goals with moderate direct supervision, and plan and implement recreational programs and events to meet the needs of patients and the appropriate community. You will also be responsible for periodically assessing effectiveness of treatment programs and adapting and implementing changes as needed; documenting patient care and progress; determining equipment needs; maintaining awareness of and contact with community-based resources for patient and caregiver referrals, providing training as appropriate; plus more.

A Bachelor's degree from accredited program and 3 years experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related specialty field is required. CPR certification is required and can be provided by Shepherd Center. Basic knowledge of therapeutic recreation and/or related specialty field as it relates to spinal cord injury and brain injury, as well as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification by National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is preferred. Membership and active participation in professional organization preferred. Current Georgia driver's license and insurable by Shepherd's auto insurance policy a must.

Shepherd Center has been recognized once again as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018-2019 Best Hospitals ranking and also recognized in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. We have a compassionate and fun culture, and seek employees who want the same for patients and their families, caregivers, and co-workers. Shepherd teams are self-motivated and directed, learn and apply knowledge quickly, are proficient and timely in organizing and completing multiple tasks and projects, have effective and appropriate communication skills in all interactions, and consistently demonstrate proficiency in their area(s) of expertise.

Shepherd Center is a high-performing organization that offers rewarding careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, a diverse workplace culture, enlightened leadership and professional growth opportunities. Please tell us about yourself by completing an application to join us at this great place to work!

Visit Shepherd.org/employment to learn more!

EOE

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

 

FOUNDING CHAIR AND DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND RE
AD: 102129   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/16/2019  


Korn Ferry is pleased to assist Temple University in a national search for the Founding Chair and Director for the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and we are writing to request your nominations of appropriate candidates for this extraordinary opportunity.

The College of Public Health is distinguished from other accredited schools of public health through its merging of clinical and population health disciplines, enabled by its 26 program-specific accreditations. Led by its most transformative dean, Laura A. Siminoff, PhD, the College has undergone major growth in the past five years, including significant faculty hiring of tenured/tenure track faculty as well as senior clinical positions. The College looks to expand some of its iconic and renowned programs to strengthen transdisciplinary education and leverage commonalities across the physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), athletic training (AT), and recreational therapy (RT) programs; this includes an exciting opportunity to incorporate a large undergraduate program in health professions to be housed in the new comprehensive Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

A critical success factor of the College of Public Health in expanding these changes is the recruitment of a nationally recognized leader with a distinguished record of achievement in research and scholastic work, education and administration, who can promote the educational, clinical, and research missions. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of the rehabilitation sciences and professions from clinical practice to community-based programs and be eager to expand the scope and depth of all its programs within the theoretical framework of public health. The Founding Chair/Director will have the opportunity to shape and expand the department through targeted recruitment of high impact faculty members, investments to support growth in extramural research grants, build community engagement by joining efforts with a nascent neighborhood clinic and an expansion of participatory research, and articulate a vision that inspires philanthropic funding.

To request a copy of the position specification or to forward applications, please reply, as soon as possible, to: temple-hrs@KornFerry.com or tonika.lam@kornferry.com. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Thank you for taking time to reflect on this opportunity and for your confidential suggestions of potential candidates.


CONTACT:   Rosa Morris SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION:
  Pennsylvania PHONE: Unlisted
EMAIL: temple-hrs@KornFerry.com
URL: Link Not Given

 

Recreation Therapeutic Specialist (certified) / Adult -
AD: 102123   EDIT    POST JOB OPENING   DATE: 01/04/2019  

Meridian is seeking a full time day Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment of recreation and leisure skills to adult and senior patients in our Indiana University / Ball Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric unit located in Muncie, Indiana. Merit based pay compensation plan. Seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a certification or eligibility to apply for a National Council of therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required
  • One year experience working in psychiatric and/or addiction treatment setting and/or with elderly patients preferred
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with adults and geriatric patients
  • A valid drivers license, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and a driving record meeting Meridian's driving policy also required
  • A commitment to providing individual attention to help clients achieve mental, emotional and physical well-being

CONTACT:   Diana Roach SALARY: Based on experience and skill set
LOCATION:
  Indiana PHONE: 7652545123
EMAIL: diana.roach@meridianhs.org
URL: http://240 Tillotson

 

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

 


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