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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/22

Applications Due08/17/22

Vacancy ID109824

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRecreation Therapist

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 10:00am – 6:30pm Mon-Fri<br />Saturday and Sunday pass days<br />Please note: some evenings and weekends are required for this position<br />

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 10 AM

To 6:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Wayne

Street Address 509 Vienna Street

City Newark

StateNY

Zip Code14513

Minimum Qualifications Must be in title or on the Civil Service eligible list for this location or be eligible for transfer under section 70.1 in a designated title determined by the New York State Department of Civil Service.


PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have:
Either 1. A Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation;
Or 2. a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education or Adaptive Physical Education AND one year of experience in planning and administering a therapeutic recreation program* which involved developing and coordinating therapeutic recreational activities for geriatric patients/residents, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with psychiatric disabilities, individuals that are physically challenged, or individuals in treatment for chemical dependency;
Or 3. current credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) issued by the National Council For Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), 7 Elmwood Drive, New City, NY 10956. For further information you may contact them at (845) 639-1439 or at www.NCTRC.org
Or 4. current licensure by NYS as a Creative Arts Therapist. For information about licensure, visit www.op.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-3817.
* A therapeutic recreation program is defined as a professional service that assists people with disabilities and other limitations to have a leisure life-style that encompasses functional independence, health and well-being through treatment, education and participation. Therapeutic recreation is practiced in clinical, community and residential treatment settings.

Duties Description The person selected for the Recreation Therapist position will be developing, planning, and managing recreational services. Duties include leading person-centered activities, coordinating community inclusion opportunities, organizing recreation resources and monthly calendar of events for assigned homes. The Recreation Therapist will have continuous communication with treatment teams and maintain regular contact with house recreation liaisons. The person selected will also develop and maintain relationships with outside organizations to offer recreational opportunities integrated with community members. Effective communication, writing, and organizational skills and a desire to participate as part of a team are essential for this position.

Additional Comments •For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•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.
•OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
•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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or email accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.

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

Name OPWDD Region 1 - Finger Lakes

Telephone

Fax 585-461-8935

Email Address FL.HRbids@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Posting Department - HRMO

620 Westfall Rd.

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA # 22-212 in all correspondence

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