Recreation Assistant

Department Of Veterans Affairs Kerrville , TX 78028

Posted 2 months ago

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The Recreation Assistant position is located in the Recreation Therapy Service at the Kerrville Division.

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Responsibilities

Duties of the recreation assistant include: assisting the Recreation Therapist as needed; planning, arranging and managing all aspects of the social and diversionary recreation program, adjusting per the patient's needs and abilities; responsible for inventory, check out, storage and maintenance of all recreation equipment and supplies; observing, assessing, and reporting on the progress and reactions of patients and their participation in activities to the appropriate recreation therapist and assist with documentation thereof; maintaining recreation therapy schedules and calendars in their work area; persuading and motivating patients and family members to participate in treatment plans and comply with indicated regimens and post-discharge activities; trial activities to determine which most are suited based on the individual patient needs; instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities. This is a variable shift, to include weekends and evening, and may change to meet the needs of the patients. Holidays are included in accordance with the program needs.

Work Schedule: Sunday

  • Thursday 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: 671-966-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)
    0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

  • Current Driver's License Required

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/16/2018.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:assisting recreation therapist in organizing and conducting recreational activities; coordinating special events, activities, or games for the public; aiding recreation therapy patients with performing activities; serving as teacher's Aid or teacher in physical education; providing administrative support to recreation therapy office such as preparing activity calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities; assisting in the issuance of authorized property, and maintenance of inventory control and accountability for recreational facility. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have at least 4 years of undergraduate-level education, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical education. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond undergraduate level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Computer Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Problem Solving

  • Production and Processing

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over); straight pulling (2 hours); pushing (3 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking and standing (3 hours); repeated bending (1 hour); climbing, use of legs and arms; operation of motor vehicle; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near and far vision correctable with lenses; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.


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