THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR I
(Evening shift 2:30 pm-11:00 pm Sunday-Thursday)
|Department||MSDE - Div of Rehab Svcs - Workforce & Tech Center|
|Filing Deadline||2/28/2022 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$37,410 - $48,086/year with progression to $58,943|
|HR Analyst||Jerrianne Mccain|
LOCATION OF POSITION
2301 Argonne Drive
Main Purpose of Job
Conducts and leads group and individual enrichment activities for individuals with a variety of most significant disabilities; plans, designs, implements, and evaluates enrichment programs in accordance with consumers’ needs, capabilities, and interests; visually observes and documents consumer behavior when performing enrichment activities; assesses consumer needs and capabilities in order to place consumers in the appropriate existing enrichment group program or determine the type of individual program needed; participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested; and orders and maintains necessary supplies and equipment. Provides travel training to teach consumers how to commute between home or internships sites and the WTC using public transportation prior to or while attending classes at WTC. Provides group instruction and activities, gives independent assignments, and completes group trips on public transportation to desired destinations. Ensures students learn safety practices, public transportation rules and etiquette guidelines, visual route navigation details, and basic public transportation knowledge.
Education: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation or recreation with a major in therapeutic recreation from an accredited college or university.
1. Current certification as a Therapeutic Recreator from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification may be substituted for the education requirements.
2. 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.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Physical Therapy classifications or Physical Therapist and Medical Specialists specialty codes in the therapeutic field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Employees 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
2. Employees in some positions in this classification may be required to operate vehicles which require a specific motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
3. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and maintain current certification.
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.