Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

State of Louisiana
$2,784 - $5,009 Per month LA NE Louisiana Veterans Home, 6700 US-165, Monroe, LA 71203, United States Apply before 6/18/2024 11:59
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Overview

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 
 
The mission of the Louisiana Veterans Homes is to primarily serve the Veterans' population of Louisiana through the provision of medical, restorative, and rehabilitative services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion.  The primary objective of home is to provide quality nursing care to eligible veterans with the ultimate goal of returning the veterans to the highest possible levels of physical and mental capacity.
 
This position is located in the Recreation/Activities Department of the Northeast LA Veterans Home in Monroe, Louisiana. This is a full-time position.  

Conduct therapeutic recreational activities in group settings and individual settings. Directs and organizes sports, games, arts and crafts. and exercise to encourage socialization and develop confidence needed to participate in group activities.

Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating patient progress/treatment plans. Prepares progress charts and periodic reports for medical staff and other members of the treatment team, reflecting patients' reactions and evidence of progress or regression.

Organizes and conducts special therapeutic recreation outings , such as ball games, rodeos, sightseeing, picnics, museums, and field trips. Performs CNA services for residents when away from facility.

Assists in supervising, coordinating and training volunteers, students workers, senior workers, and CNA recreation therapy aide.

Escorts resident to and from activities.

Supervises resident worker .

Assists in maintaining inventory/equipment/materials.

Assists in developing monthly Activity Calendars.

Performs other related duties as required.

**Note regarding the advertised pay range: The advertised maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title/level over their career andnot the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
 
A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified on job title alone. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
 
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.  
 

All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).
 
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
 

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
 
DISQUALIFICATION:
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:

  • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
  • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
  • Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
  • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement. 

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Jamaile Burton
Human Resources Analyst
       

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GENERAL OPTION:

A baccalaureate degree in rehabilitation, recreation, recreation therapy, physical education, music therapy, dance therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, horticultural therapy, or psychology plus one year of professional level experience in recreation therapy.

SUBSTITUTIONS (GENERAL OPTION ONLY):

Experience in an organized recreational program as a worker, teacher, instructor, or counselor will substitute for the required college training on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

PSYCHIATRIC OPTION:

Either of the following will qualify:

1. A baccalaureate degree in recreation therapy plus one year of professional level experience in recreation therapy.

OR

2. A baccalaureate degree in any field AND attainment of certification in accordance with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification plus one year of professional level experience in recreation therapy.

SUBSTITUTIONS (PSYCHIATRIC OPTION ONLY):

Experience providing therapeutic recreational services will substitute for the baccalaureate degree and certification on the basis of 10 years as equivalent.

SUBSTITUTIONS (ALL OPTIONS):

A master's degree in recreation, recreation therapy, physical education, music therapy, dance therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, horticultural therapy, or psychology will substitute for the one year of required experience.

NOTE:

Psychiatric services are those services which provide for the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill persons.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

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