Guided by the agency's mission "To reduce recidivism among those we touch," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded activities therapy professional to assume the responsibilities of an Activity Therapy Specialist 2.
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This position shall be filled in accordance with the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. ODRC bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.
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This position works under general direction and requires considerable knowledge of activity therapy operations.
Plans, organizes, conducts and ensures implementation of clinical adjunctive therapy program/services for inmates assigned to residential treatment units
Directs and monitors all aspects of psychiatric patient day-to-day activities
Promotes self-care and physical and mental well-being
Provides direction and assistance in the care, treatment and / or programs to inmates
Carries out inmate or group treatment delineated by the multidisciplinary treatment team
Promotes activities to inmates on and off the unit to include encouraging interaction and /or involvement
Monitors and instructs treatment plan programs to inmates in directing the care of personal hygiene and grooming (e.g., bathes, shaves, feeds and /or dresses patients) and assists as needed
Provides clinical lead work/work direction to lower-level activity therapy specialists
Provides direction to psychiatric inmates in regards to general behavior
Escorts psychiatric inmates to and from off-unit activities
Observes and monitors inmate activities and behavior and documents in progress notes on regular basis
Intervenes during crisis behavior to prevent inmate self-injury or injury to others
Assists with subduing of violent inmates
Attends to and monitors inmates
Recognizes unusual and /or threatening conditions and takes appropriate action.
Prepares and maintains work related documentation (e.g., records or evaluations of individual progress and /or involvement towards established goals of education or treatment plan, reports regarding equipment maintenance, completes requisitions and /or purchase orders for supplies and equipment, files on patient treatment plans, notes of unusual inmate behavior department log on attendance and participation of residents in program, inmate assessment and program proposals written by staff)
Assists in administering treatments as directed by the treatment/behavior plan
Facilitates treatment with appropriate interventions as decided by treatment team
Conducts one-on-one communication/interaction with inmates to address patient concerns and resolve problems
Leads and participates with inmates in activities, both on and off the unit
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and collaborates with other members of the treatment team
Reports any problems and /or unusual incidents directly to immediate supervisor as appropriate
Attends scheduled meetings
Completes quality assurance monitoring and documentation
Completes mandatory training and optional in-service programs
Performs various miscellaneous tasks as needed for contingencies on assigned units
Assists other departments (e.g., security, psychology) when necessary
Bachelor's degree in music therapy from an accredited institution approved by American Music Therapy Association (i.e., AMTA); completion of 6 mos., 1040 hour music therapy internship at an approved AMTA cite & board certification (i.e., MT-BC) by certification board for music therapists (i.e., CBMT); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
Or bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation; completion of 1000 hour clinical practicum & certification by national council on therapeutic recreation certification; 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
Or completion of undergraduate core program in recreation, physical education or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama, dance); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
Or completion of associate degree in recreation or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama, dance); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
Or equivalent of the minimum class qualifications for employment noted above.
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio