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Posted on: June 25, 2019 • Category: Therapeutic recreation - Activities

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Human Services Center

Apply By: July 12, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $17.13 per hour plus shift pay and weekend pay
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Diane Hovden
Phone 1: 605-668-3100
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Human Services Center
3515 Broadway Ave
Yankton, Yankton, SD 57078
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Licenses and Certifications: Possession or ability to obtain lifeguard certification is preferred. The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Preference will be given to applicants who have a bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation or related healthcare field and experience working with clients who have mental illnesses or disabilities and experience leading or assisting with group activities or events. Knowledge of: •mental illness and treatment techniques; •principles of human development; •assessment and documentation methods; •therapeutic process and facilitation; •treatment planning; •leisure skills; •basic physical fitness techniques. Ability to: •plan, organize and facilitate, therapeutic recreation groups to address patients' social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual needs related to maintaining quality of life; •work collaboratively with treatment team and add therapeutic recreation input & recommendations; •attend all required therapeutic recreation events, meetings and trainings; •mange time effectively; •assist in other areas of the hospital when needed; •be a positive role model; •be creative; •participate in physical activity groups that may include working in a weight room, swimming, running, jumping, bending, lifting, and staying physically active; •obtain lifeguard certification; •effectively communicate to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator and/or supervisor of any problems, questions, or concerns.

This position provides therapeutic recreation to patients on five adult acute care treatment units.

Other Information:
The schedule for this position will be a combination of A.M./P.M. hours, with holiday and weekend rotation, but may vary according to needs of facility. NCRC : If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening. VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit
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