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THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR II

Recruitment #14-006676-001

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce and Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

A Therapeutic Recreator II assesses, plans, implements, and performs therapeutic recreation for transitioning youth and adults with a variety of disabilities at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC) and in the community.

POSITION DUTIES

Conducts and leads group and individual recreation activities and leisure education programs for individuals with a variety of disabilities; Plans, designs, implements, and evaluates recreation programs in accordance with clients’ needs, capabilities, and interests; Observes and documents client behavior when performing recreation activities; Assesses client needs and capabilities using therapeutic recreation techniques in order to place clients in the appropriate existing recreation group program or determine the type of individual program needed; Documents client behaviors; Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested; Orders and maintains necessary supplies and equipment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation or recreation with a major in therapeutic recreation from an accredited college or university. Current certification as a Therapeutic Recreator from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification may be substituted for the education requirements.

Experience: One year of experience performing therapeutic recreation work in the treatment of individuals with disabilities. Experience observing and monitoring behaviors and in mediating disputes is desired. 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: therapeutic recreation theory and practice, leisure education and psychology; the limitations, capabilities and problems common to individuals with a variety of disabilities.

Ability to: carry out recreational activities and apply recreation therapy techniques; assess behavior, aptitude and performance of clients; determine and develop an effective treatment plan in recreation therapy for clients; motivate clients;  establish and maintain working relationships with clients, supervisors and staff; communicate effectively with employees, volunteers, supervisors, clients and the general public; lift and evacuate non-ambulatory individuals; lift wheelchairs and other heavy equipment; and perform CPR.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position will be assigned to the evening shift which is 4 ten hour days (12:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday) but may be subject to rotating shifts which may include holidays as needed.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Persons appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the  operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.

2. Persons appointed to positions in this classification will be required to successfully complete training to obtain and maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Persons appointed to position in this classification will be required to provide a telephone number where they can be reached as this position is subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs.

2. Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.

3. 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

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-006676-001. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to:

DORS Human Resource Department
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218.

To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org.  TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 

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.

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. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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.



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