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Recreation Therapist I

Recruitment #180912-X36A-08

Introduction

Position is located at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh, OK.

Implements therapeutic recreational programs and activities for residents, including but limited to, outdoor programs, sports, group games, dancing and special event programs, with the objective of improving motor, social, self-care, self-image and leisure functioning. Assist in developing and conducting individual and group recreation therapy programs both coed and non-coed athletics. Supervise residents during recreational activities. Evaluates resident's participation in program activities and progress towards established goals and objectives and documents response to various activities.  Serve as a member of the treatment team that consults with other institutional professionals in determining a total treatment plan and recommends changes based on individual observations and evaluations. Complete all required paperwork, recreational schedules and attends all required training classes and meetings. New Behavioral Management Unit opening and position may be assigned to this caseload.

Special requirements:
Must be able to pass background check and drug screening.

A probation/trial period may be required.

Position requires shift work (Monday-Friday after 5 and weekends; schedule to be determined by Superintendent).

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Prefer applicants that are willing to become certified lifeguard within six months of appointment.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, organizing, directing and conducting client therapy programs and instruct or supervise clients in recreational activities as part of a therapeutic psychiatric or medical treatment program.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Recreation Therapist job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level where incumbents perform beginning level professional work to build their skills in planning and conducting recreational therapy programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation, physical education or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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