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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/31/19

Applications Due09/30/19

Vacancy ID72623

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleRecreation Therapist, Hutchings Psychiatric Center – Child and Adolescent Crisis Respite, P19735

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 10%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Saturday - Wednesday with Thursday/Friday passdays

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 12:30 PM

To 9 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address Hutchings Psychiatric Center – Child and Adolescent Crisis Respite

670 Madison Street

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13210

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR

Transfer Opportunity: Permanent New York State employee eligible for lateral transfer; or in a comparable title approved for transfer within two salary grades of Recreation Therapist, SG-14 and eligible for Section 70.1 transfer.

OR

For Temporary Appointment: Recreation Therapist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for the continuous recruitment examination, candidates must either submit a New York State Application(http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf) to the Department of Civil Service or apply online (http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/occur/20-560.cfm) for scoring and inclusion on the eligible list. Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.

To qualify for the Recreation Therapist examination, 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 As a Recreation Therapist, you would plan and conduct activities for client/patient groups, working individually or as a member of a treatment team or treatment program. You would analyze and report behavioral patterns to a team leader or other supervisor, verbally or in medical records. As a treatment team member, you would participate in team meetings, recreation/leisure assessment and evaluation. In addition, you may be required to requisition, store and maintain equipment and supplies. The goal of the program is to bring about positive change in a client's/patients mental, physical and/or social behavior.

Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Additional Comments:

Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License.

The work week is Sunday through Wednesday and Saturday.

Thursday and Friday are the pass days.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 315-426-3505

Email Address hpcpersonnel@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Hutchings Psychiatric Center

620 Madison Street

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13210

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf

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