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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/03/18

Applications Due10/16/18

Vacancy ID60410

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Recreation Therapist (WNY) EOA #18-816

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade17

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $53568 to $68192 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Tuesday through Saturday (Sunday/Monday pass days)

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 11 AM

To 7:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 1200 East and West Road

City West Seneca

StateNY

Zip Code14224

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Permanent service as a Senior Recreation Therapist

OR

2. Eligible to 70.1 transfer into a Senior Recreation Therapist title. For eligible 70.1 transfer information, visit the Career Mobility Office at: http://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/titleinfo.cfm?jobcode=5903300&nu=05

OR

3. Reachable for appointment on the Civil Service eligible list

OR

4. In the event there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Either 1. a masters degree in therapeutic recreation, creative arts therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or drama therapy;
Or 2. a bachelors degree in therapeutic recreation, creative arts therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or drama therapy, AND one year of post-degree professional experience* in planning and administering a therapeutic program which involved developing and coordinating therapeutic activities for geriatric patients/residents, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with psychiatric disabilities, individuals who are physically challenged, or individuals in treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse;
Or 3. a bachelors degree in recreation, physical education, adaptive physical education, art, dance, music, drama, recreation education with a concentration in therapeutic recreation, or recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in therapeutic recreation AND two years of post-degree professional experience as described above*;
Or 4. have one year of post-degree professional experience as described above* AND be one of the following:
a. certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); or
b. registered with the American Art Therapy Association as an Art Therapist; or
c. registered with the American Dance Therapy Association as a Dance Therapist; or
d. certified by the American Music Therapy Association as a Music Therapist; or
e. registered by the National Association for Drama Therapy as a Registered Drama Therapist.

*Substitution: A masters degree in adaptive physical education, art, dance, music, drama, recreation education with a concentration in therapeutic recreation, or recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in therapeutic recreation may be substituted for one year of the post-degree professional experience described above.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

• Provide recreational support to residential homes in Erie County.
• Develop cadre of recreational activities with focus on community inclusion to occur on late afternoon/evenings and weekends.
• Development and provision of “hands on” recreational activities across the Central Region residential teams to include coaching a variety of sports teams ( i.e. track and field, basketball, softball, bowling) according to the interests of individuals living in the Central WNY homes
• Assist in development of home recreational calendars.
• Develop Central WNY area recreational calendar of events to share with homes on teams.
• Special assignments determined by DDPS 4 and Central WNY teams to enhance inclusion and community recreational activities.

Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program: For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Western New York DDSO Human Resources

Telephone 716-517-2057

Fax 716-517-3715

Email Address elaine.b.kawczynski@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 1200 East and West Road

City West Seneca

State NY

Zip Code 14224

 

Notes on ApplyingWhen applying, please include your resume and reference the EOA# 18-816.

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