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ACTIVITY THERAPY ASSOCIATE III *REPOST*

Recruitment #19-005352-0001

GRADE

09

LOCATION OF POSITION

Springfield Hospital Center
6655 Sykesville Rd 
Sykesville, MD 21784

Main Purpose of Job

To implement and provide direct services in the form of groups or individual therapy to the severe and persistently mentally ill patient. Will function as a member of the treatment team.

Supports the mission of the organization through active participation in clinical efforts to provide treatment in a recovery-oriented environment. The foundation of a recovery-oriented environment is respect and a commitment to safety in the least restrictive manner possible. 

Some job responsibilities may include: 
  • Administers and interprets annual activity therapy assessment of patients. 
  • Completes documentation of all services provided within departmental guidelines including: progress notes, transfer notes, data  sheets, and annual summaries. 
  • Plans, coordinates and implements individual and group Activity Therapy treatments to effectively help psychiatric inpatients achieve their highest level of physical, social, emotional and mental functioning to facilitate community reentry. 
  • Displays treatment competencies for the following age specific groups: adolescent, adult, and geriatrics. Also exhibits treatment competency to the following diagnostic categories: TBI, forensic, deaf, suicide, severely and persistently mentally ill, psycho geriatric, and addictions.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:     Completion of 60 credits hours from an accredited college or university with at least 15 credits hours in health services, human services, education or the behavioral sciences.  

Experience:   Two years of experience assisting in the implementation of activity therapy programs under the supervision of a healthcare professional to include assisting in patient/client assessments for mentally ill patients, aged, or physically ill or physically disabled patients or developmentally disabled clients.  

Notes:      

1. Applicants may substitute two additional years of experience assisting in the implementation of prescribed activity therapy programs under the supervision of a healthcare professional to include assisting in patient/client assessments for mentally ill, aged, physically ill or physically disabled patients or developmentally disabled clients for the required education.  

2. Applicants may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy or therapeutic recreation for the required experience.      

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Therapy classifications or Therapy specialty codes in the Therapeutic Recreation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.   

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience leading and co-leading treatment groups.

Experience with patient/client documentation.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.  

2. Employees in some positions this classification may be required to operate vehicles which require a Class "C" motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.  

3. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training.  

4. Employees in this classification at facilities with a swimming pool may be required to obtain Red Cross instruction and certification in Life Saving and Water Safety prior to appointment.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.