Therapeutic Creative Arts Assistant Coordinator

Recruitment #21-CI7338-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled recreation work assisting the Therapeutic Creative Arts Coordinator in the organization and instruction of creative arts activities for special populations of various age level groups. Examples of special populations include individuals with hearing and visual impairments, mentally and physically challenged and individuals with strokes.  Employees in this classification receive instructions on the scheduling of classes and on course content from the supervisor, but must exercise independent judgment in the application of specialized knowledge and techniques in the conduct of the work.  The essential functions are: assists in planning and implementing arts and crafts programs for individuals with disabilities (children and adults) and wellness programs adult groups; coordinates and supervises the activities of recreation aide and volunteers; assists in coordinating and coaching  the drama team;  assists in coordinating  therapeutic recreation center’s garden club (vegetable and herbs garden) and green house; assists in coordinating the stroke support group; and accepts additional assignments to achieve the overall objective of the Therapeutic Recreation Center.  Employee in this classification reports to the Therapeutic Creative Arts Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and one (1) year of experience working in Arts and Crafts for individuals with disabilities.  A Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy is preferred.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Must be physically able to stoop, bend and lift overhead as needed to assist and instruct with various creative arts. Must be able to work flexible schedules, depending on program needs including working nights and weekends and shifting assignment as program needs change. Employment is conditioned upon applicants acquiring and maintaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) B (Passenger Endorsement) and insurable driving record.  CDL must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

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 upon education and experience as shown 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 more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be developed in order to rank 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 may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment 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).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

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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