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Recreation Therapist II

Recruitment #130102-X36B-01

Introduction

This position is located at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh.

Special Requirements: Must be able to pass background check and drug screening. A probation/trial period may be required. Position requires shift work (may vary). Selected applicant must be a certified lifeguard or willing to receive lifeguard certification within 90 days.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Current State of Oklahoma employees in the classified service or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete sets of all of the following application materials: An OJA cover memo - (101B - OHRM) or a cover letter containing the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your current classification and job code and a completed Office of Personnel Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B). These forms can be found at the OJA’s Job Announcements website. http://www.oja.state.ok.us/jobs.htm

Send or Fax OHRM 101B and OPM-4B forms to:

Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box  99
Manitou, OK 73555
Fax: (580) 397-2107 

Mailed or faxed forms must be received by 5:00PM on the date of closing. If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact HR at (405) 598-2135.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, organizing, directing and conducting client therapy programs and instruct or supervise clients in recreational activities as part of a therapeutic psychiatric or medical treatment program.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Recreation Therapist job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:   
This is the career level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for professional level work.  Incumbents at this level will plan, direct and conduct a recreational therapy program of limited size and scope.  There are no direct supervisory responsibilities assigned at this level, but training and assistance may be provided to less experienced professional or technical staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation or physical education; or a bachelor's degree in recreational therapy, outdoor recreation or physical education and one year of experience in recreational therapy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:   100% Qualification Review

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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