Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/01/24
Applications Due: 03/31/25
Vacancy ID: 157546

Position Information


AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleHourly Recreation Therapist (Norris ATC)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $25 to $25 Hourly

Employment Type Per Diem

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation As needed; varies

Hours Per Week 20


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Monroe

Street Address John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center

1732 South Ave

City Monroe


Zip Code14620

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Either 1. a bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation;

Or 2. a bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education or Adaptive Physical Education AND one year of experience in planning and administering a therapeutic recreation program* which involved developing and coordinating therapeutic recreational activities for geriatric patients/residents, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with psychiatric disabilities, individuals that are physically challenged, or individuals in treatment for chemical dependency;

Or 3. current credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) issued by the National Council For Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), 7 Elmwood Drive, New City, NY 10956. For further information you may contact them at (845) 639-1439 or at

Or 4. current licensure by NYS as a Creative Arts Therapist. For information about licensure, visit or call (518) 474-3817.

*A therapeutic recreation program is defined as a professional service that assists people with disabilities and other limitations to have a leisure life-style that encompasses functional independence, health and well-being through treatment, education and participation. Therapeutic recreation is practiced in clinical, community and residential treatment settings.

NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Duties Description The Recreation Therapist (Hourly) will be responsible for independently developing, implementing, and delivering recreation therapy services to individuals with substance use disorders and mental health conditions.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Provide a variety of recreation services to individuals and groups, and modify activities consistent with the function level, physical ability, and/or rehabilitative and clinical needs of individuals.
• Review and evaluate program effectiveness and recommending program changes or specialized activities as needed.
• Attend and participate in treatment plan review sessions providing input as relates to the program participants participation in recreational activities and general participation in the environment.
• Maintain individuals’ records and documentation in accordance with program standards and requirements.
• Arrange for and provide transportation to meet the needs of the facility and recreational activities.
• Maintain recreational supplies and equipment to include researching the purchase of new equipment and acting as point person with contractors and suppliers in the maintenance of equipment.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of recreation therapy policies and procedures.
• Provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: The ATC uses a computerized patient record system.

Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

OASAS recognizes the value that different people, perspectives and cultures bring to the agency. We strive to create an inclusive culture that uplifts and supports our staff, fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace. Individuals with lived substance use and/or gambling experience are encouraged to apply.

New York State OASAS is an equal opportunity employer and provides opportunity for all regardless of race, gender, religion, national original, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, ability, or any other protected class. OASAS encourages people with disabilities to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or hiring process, please reach out to

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

Contact Information

Name Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street 1450 Western Avenue

4th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this position, please send your resume to and use reference code RT/Norris/18975 in the subject line of your email. Failure to use this code in your submission may result in your application not being processed.