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THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR II

Evening Shift 2:30 pm to 11 pm Sunday-Thursday

Recruitment #19-006676-0001

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 13

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

Directly support the provision of enrichment services that sustains the vocational and independent living goals of consumers at the Workforce and Technology Center (WTC) to include providing travel training using public transportation to teach consumers how to commute between home or internships and WTC while attending WTC for vocational training.

POSITION DUTIES

Conducts and leads group and individual enrichment activities for individuals with a variety of disabilities; plans, designs, implements, and evaluates enrichment programs in accordance with consumers’ needs, capabilities, and interests; observes and documents consumer behavior when performing enrichment activities; assesses consumer needs and capabilities in order to place consumers in the appropriate existing recreation group program or determine the type of individual program needed; participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested; orders and maintains necessary supplies and equipment.  

Provides travel training to teach consumers how to commute between home or internships sites and the WTC using public transportation prior to or while attending classes at WTC. Provides group instruction and activities, gives independent assignments, completes group trips on public transportation to desired destinations. Ensures students learn safety practices, public transportation rules and etiquette guidelines, route navigation details, and basic public transportation knowledge. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 EDUCATION:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation or recreation with a major in therapeutic recreation from an accredited college or university.  

EXPERIENCE:

One year of experience performing therapeutic recreation work in the treatment of mentally ill, aged, physically ill, or physically disabled patients or developmentally disabled clients.

NOTES:

  1. Current certification as a Therapeutic Recreator from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification may be substituted for the education requirements.
  2. Experience as a professional therapeutic recreator, under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, licensed Physical Therapist or certified Activity Therapist, which included the responsibility for clients’ assessments and the planning, implementation and evaluation of clients’ recreation therapy treatment in a mental health or developmental disability setting may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis. Experience assisting in these responsibilities will not be accepted as qualifying experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Physical Therapy classifications or Physical Therapist and Medical Specialists specialty codes in the therapeutic field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The shift will primarily be the evening shift 2:30p-11p Sunday-Thursday but may be subject to rotating shifts to provide coverage which may include day shift or holidays as needed. 
  • Person appointed to position in this classification will be required to provide a cell phone number where they can be reached as this position is identified as Emergency Essential Personnel and subject to call-in and compensatory time based on staffing needs.  
  • Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.   Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-006676-0001. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay as an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.