The incumbent works in the Recovery Academy at DPC. Duties include daily on-call availability, supervising the Recovery Academy Assessment Team, overseeing the completion of the department’s treatment plan interventions, supervising a caseload of 4-6 Activity Therapists I’s (ATI), attending treatment team, departmental and interdisciplinary meetings as scheduled. The incumbent is responsible for discussing corrective action plans/procedures with all ATI’s and working collaboratively with Union Representatives.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Plans and conducts a therapeutic program of individual, group, social or recreational activities such as games, dances, movies and field trips.
- Conducts small group and individualized activities for individuals unable to participate in large groups.
- Conducts activity assessments to determine the needs, interests, capabilities and deficiencies of each individual as they relate to participation in activities and community re-entry.
- Assists in the orientation and training of non-professional staff who conduct therapeutic activities; assists staff in developing skills in working with individuals.
- Charts an individual's attendance in groups, response to activities and other pertinent observations.
- Provides coverage for planning activities in absence of regularly assigned staff.
- Maintains records and prepares reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Activity Therapist II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Three years experience in planning, organizing and leading group activities.
- Six months experience in working with persons with disabilities.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Conditions of Hire
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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