Alabama DMH / Recreation Activity Specialist III

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOB TITLE: Recreation Activity Specialist III
OPEN DATE: 9/16/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-24
JOB CODE: J3000
SALARY
• Range 73 ($41,668.80 – $69,688.80 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.
BENEFITS
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation, recreation, or a closely related field.
• 48 months or more experience in recreation, physical education, or therapeutic activities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
• Must possess or be eligible to receive Certification as a CTRS through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Society or board certified as a music therapist under (CBMT) the Certification Board for Music Therapy.
KIND OF WORK
• Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the Therapeutic Recreation and Rehabilitation Departments.
• Provides supervision to the recreation/rehabilitative staff.
• Coordinates ongoing staff development programs for Therapeutic Recreation and Rehabilitation personnel.
• Performs a monthly assessment of Recreation staff documentation.
• Ensures that the department utilizes Electronic Health Records for documentation of Therapeutic Recreation.
• Coordinates transportation for off campus patient activities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of the basic theories and practices of the therapeutic use of various activities.
• Knowledge of the nature and specifications for equipment and supplies needed for the assigned activities program and their proper care and maintenance.
• Knowledge of individual and group behavior and effective ways of working with mentally challenged individuals.
• Knowledge of theory and practices of mental hygiene.
• Ability to utilize professional data in planning and evaluating activity programs and to adapt and implement such programs as required.
• Ability to supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of others.
METHOD OF SELECTION
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
• Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.

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