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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/18

Applications Due08/14/18

Vacancy ID57778

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRecreation Therapist - Broome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 9 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Broome

Street Address State Operations - Tracy Creek Day Services

213 Creek Road

City Vestal


Zip Code13850

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be in title, eligible for transfer, or reachable on the current Civil Service Eligible List. Candidates that do not meet those criteria may be eligible for provisional appointment if they have a bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation; or a bachelors degree in Recreation, Physical Education, or Adaptive Physical Education and one year of experience in planning and administering a therapeutic recreation program; or current credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) issued by the National Council For Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

The person in this position will ensure the provision of therapeutic and rehabilitative recreation programs, enhancing the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals served. They will develop, implement, direct, and evaluate recreational activities and programs, including but not limited to competitive and non-competitive sports, arts, crafts, club activities, shows, holiday programs, and cultural activities.

• Function as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team as a Recreation Therapist.
• Deliver a variety of recreation activities for individuals and/or groups, and adapt activities to adjust
to the function level, physical ability, and/or rehabilitative and clinical needs of participants.
• Ensure that delivered recreation activities follow recreation department policies and procedures.
• Coordinate recreational activities with external parties to provide additional opportunities for
assigned individuals and/or groups.
• Write and submit detailed activities reports and participant progress notes to upper level staff for
recreation therapy activities.
• Observe and record individuals’ participation, reactions, behavioral patterns, and progress over
the course of recreational programming, and report changes to treatment team.
• Recommend new activities to address the recreational needs of individuals and/or groups.
• Order and maintain recreation supplies and equipment for assigned activities.
• Attend recreation department and/or treatment team meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation
in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen
(14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or
Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to:

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office

Telephone 607-770-0241

Fax 607-770-0528

Email Address


Street 249 Glenwood Rd

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13905


Notes on ApplyingSubmit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by August 14, 2018 to:

Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Fax: 607-770-0528

Please reference EOA # 180814B in all correspondence.

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