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Recreational Therapist

Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Recreational TherapistRecreational Therapist I
Agency Name:
Soldiers'' Home In Chelsea
Official Title:
Recreational Therapist I
Functional Title:
Recreational Therapist
Occupational Group:
Medical Therapy
Position Type:
Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time
Salary Range:
$32,613.88 to $42,302.00 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
02
Shift:
Multiple
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
3
City/Town:
Chelsea
Region:
METRO BOSTON
Facility Location:
91 Crest Ave, Chelsea MA 02150
This is a 40 hour position.
3 Vacancies
Shifts available are:
1pm to 9.30pm days off Sunday & Monday
10am to 6.30pm days off E/O weekend
1pm to 9.30pm days off Friday & Saturday
Application Deadline:
06-05-2014
Apply Online:
Yes
Posting ID:
J41697
This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
The Recreation Therapist (RT) develops therapeutic goals and objectives by identifying those which require individual attention. They consult with and provide feedback to professional staff in developing, implementing and/or evaluating individual or group programs. The RT plans and organizes recreational, social, instructional or special activities by conferring with administrative staff to obtain approval of, and funding for new or ongoing programs and activities. They also assess/evaluate recreation needs and interests to determine which veterans will participate in recreational activities. It is necessary to arrange transportation for trips, accompany veterans on outings, and supervises group activities such as beano games, tournaments, etc. The RT motivates veterans to participate in recreational activities through education and counseling. They develop and implement innovative recreation programs for those veterans functioning at various levels of physical, mental and/or emotional impairment. The RT conducts training and briefing sessions for veterans and agency personnel to inform them of types of services and recreational programs available and to provide relevant instructions. They also requisition supplies and equipment by determining operational inventory and supplies needed. The RT documents assessments, completes progress reports and records of goals and objectives for veterans, and maintains attendance records. They participate in staff or interdisciplinary team meetings, seminars and professional development conferences and workshops when directed. The RT assists veterans in developing relaxation techniques, body awareness, spatial relationships, body image understanding and gross and fine motor skill. They perform related work as needed.
Qualifications:
Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in planning, organizing, instituting or conducting therapeutic recreation services in a recognized public or private agency, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.
Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor''s or higher degree with a major in recreation, recreation education, creative arts therapy or therapeutic recreation may be substituted for the required experience.
Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator''s license.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a Long Term Care facility with patients with dementia
Comments:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
How To Apply: If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile andlog in.
Please forward your cover letter and resume by mail or fax to:
If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:
Disabilities and Community Services
Kim Indelicato
Employment and Staffing
600 Washington Street, 7th Flr.
Boston, MA 02111
Fax
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB POSTING ID# J41697 AND JOB TITLE ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE.
Applications must be received by close of business on the deadline date. Applications received by this office after the stated deadline will not be considered.
EMAIL submissions sent to the hiring point of contact will not be accepted.
For questions regarding this posting, please contact DCS Customer Service at .
Agency Web Address:
Officer:
Ms. Faith Kirkland
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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