Dshs Recreation And Athletics Specialist

State Of Washington Lakewood , WA 98499

Posted 3 months ago


DSHS Recreation and Athletics Specialist 3

Here's your chance to make a difference in people's lives. As a Recreation & Athletics Specialist 3 you will develop, implement and document individualized active treatment programming on a ward and/or on one of several Recovery Centers throughout the Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC) at Western State Hospital (WSH).

Some of what you'll do:

  • Implement the hospital Recovery Model and facilitate individual and group curricula

  • Develop rehabilitation therapy activities to meet needs, interests and abilities of clients or groups

  • Performs evidenced based, best practice therapeutic type activities with patients as well as in group settings

  • Independently plan, schedule, organize and coordinate activities both on a ward or Recovery Center

  • Oversee campus wide evening programs with the PTRC

  • Compile and prepare reports on patient progress, reactions and overall adjustment

  • Make or assist in making recommendations on treatment, planning and discharge planning

  • Confer with clinical or other staff members to determine programs for clients or groups

  • Interact with patients in a positive and respectful manner

  • Therapeutically intervene with patients exhibiting high risk behaviors

Who should apply?

Professionals with a bachelor's degree involving major study in either (a) recreation or therapeutic recreation, (b) music, drama, or physical education, or (c) psychology, sociology, or education with a minor in recreation, physical education, music, or drama that includes two years of paid, professional recreation experience.

If you have questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Tracie Kidd at (360) 628-7870 or tracie.kidd@dshs.wa.gov and reference #06339.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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