Recreation Coordinator

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Richmond , TX 77407

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rehab Therapy Tech I: The Recreation Coordinator works under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor. The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the daily planning, coordinating and execution of activities both on and off campus for the people they are assigned to work with. The Recreation Coordinator is required to assist in maintaining the gym, involving unit staff in conducting scheduled recreation activities, providing equipment and materials necessary to conduct evening and weekend activities, and monitoring and maintaining supply-levels of necessary equipment. Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Plans and executes daily activities for the people they are assigned to work with.

Plans, coordinates and participates in on/off campus activities.

Assists in maintaining the gym, as well as organizing and maintaining supplies for activities.

Coordinates and communicates with unit staff to conduct scheduled recreation activities.

Provides equipment and materials necessary to conduct scheduled recreation activities.

Monitors, maintains and replaces supplies to ensure availability and usability.

Experience in working with person's possessing challenging behaviors such as self-injurious, non- compliance and aggression.

Documents notes and reports via computer programs.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  • Knowledge of planning, coordinating and executing daily activities for assigned individuals.

  • Ability to assist in maintaining the gym and the necessary equipment and resources for the position.

  • Ability to monitor and maintain supply-levels and coordinate necessary repairs/replacements.

  • Knowledge and ability in working with individuals that possess challenging behaviors, such as self-injurious, non-compliance and aggression.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge or experience with the development and implementation of therapeutic activities in a group setting.

  • Ability to remain standing or moving for several hours.

  • Must have working knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook)

  • Must have a clear driving record with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

  • Must become certified to drive a State vehicle and transport individuals.

Registration or Licensure


Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:
1.Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school graduation or GED.
2.Experience in implementing therapeutic activities in a group setting.
3.Experience in working with individuals that possess challenging behaviors, such as self-injurious, non-compliance and aggression.

Additional Information:

The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry, Nurse/Aide Registry checks and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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Recreation Coordinator

Texas Health & Human Services Commission