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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Recreational Therapist (#SRRECTGENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly




JOB OVERVIEW

Performs administrative duties developing, planning, organizing, and directing therapeutic recreational activities for physically, psychologically, or acutely disabled individuals, senior citizens and other persons with special needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Adaptive Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education, or a related field; and
Three years of experience providing therapeutic recreation to special needs population; and
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

Or
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Considerable knowledge of the theories, techniques and practices of recreational therapy.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of music, arts and crafts, drama, dance, and other recreational therapy areas.
  • Skill in applying recreational therapeutic techniques.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to teach, coach and participate in a variety of sports, handicraft, and social recreational activities for the disabled.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Develops, plans, organizes, and directs recreation programs and activities for the physical, temporary physical, psychological, acutely disabled individuals, and senior citizens.
  • Contributes to and shares in staff conferences, staff development and inservice training programs, and other procedures designed to improve service to program participants.
  • Assists in the preparation and implementation of educational programs for program participants and their families.
  • Supervises employees and volunteers assigned to assist with the program.
  • Maintains records of client care, program evaluation, and equipment inventory.
  • Makes recommendations for the acquisition of recreational equipment and supplies. Assists in preparing Department's budget; identifying special funding or grant programs and in completing the applications for such programs.
  • Serves as liaison between the unit or program and other public and private agencies serving the program clients.
  • Oversees and coordinates maintenance of assigned facilities to ensure public safety.
  • Supervises subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Participates in the selection and hiring of new employees.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


CLASS: SRRECTGENM; EST: 3/17/1998; REV: 7/15/2010;