Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Recruitment #19-CI7343-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to develop and implement therapeutic recreational activities for the Therapeutic Recreation Center.  The essential functions of the position include planning, supervising and coordinating the scheduling of all programs for disabled persons; supervising staff and volunteers; coordinating the orientation of all new participants; contributing to the department objectives; assisting the Therapeutic Recreation Center Director in preparing and administering the operating budget; and coordinating, planning, and supervising volunteer and internship programs.  Supervision is received from the Therapeutic Recreation Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation or an allied health professional field of study such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology or science,  speech pathology, music or art therapy,  special education, or  adaptive physical education and one year of experience programming activities for therapeutic recreation.  Preference will be given to those applicants who are certified therapeutic recreational specialists (C.T.R.S.) and/or have supervisory experience in a therapeutic recreational facility or setting.

Special Requirements

Work on holidays, nights, and weekends is required to ensure availability of programs and events to the community.  A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required in order to transport participants and/or equipment to various event sites.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Leisure Services Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application and supplemental questionnaire form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If there are more than five qualified applicants, a selection procedure will be administered to rank the applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.    

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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