Recreation Therapist or Recreation Therapist Senior, Moose Lake, Minnesota

Created 02/12/2024
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Reference 11446331
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Moose Lake
Zip 55767
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Job Class: Recreation Therapist or Recreation Therapist Senior
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/10/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/23/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs
  • Division/Unit: MSOP Support Functions / MSOP ML Recreation
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift; 7:30am - 4:00pm & 12:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $24.20 - $35.13 / hourly; $50,529 - $73,351 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

*This postiion is being posted at two levels; the level will be determined by the chosen applicants qualificaitons.*

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is a sex offense specific treatment program in a modified therapeutic community and secure setting that provides comprehensive services to 740 civilly committed clients. Services include sex offense specific treatment, education programming, therapeutic recreation, vocational programming and volunteer services, and health and wellness. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking an individual to join our team for an exciting and rewarding opportunity as a Recreation Therapist for our Moose Lake location.

This position plays an important role in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative therapeutic recreation and leisure programs. Working within applicable rules, regulations and policies, the Recreation Therapist demonstrates creativity and flexibility in the treatment planning process which includes collaborating with the treatment team. These programs promote client independence through goal planning, scheduling and promoting daily activities.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide services to adults that have been civilly committed, assess leisure/recreational needs, create and facilitate treatment interventions, organize and prepare recreation participation opportunities.
  • Work with others in developing and implementing psychosocial rehabilitation programs.
  • Facilitate and contribute to recreation programming design, development and evaluation which promotes client independence while also teaching clients constructive use of their leisure time through goal planning and promoting healthy daily activities.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to provide appropriate and timely documentation of therapeutic service delivery.
  • Participate in department meetings/committees for the purpose of enhancing therapeutic programming.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Recreation Therapist
  • Two years of experience conducting recreation therapy programs, facilitating recreation activities in a healthcare or education setting or working in a mental health, substance use disorder, and/or sex offender specific treatment setting in a direct care position

OR

*Note : A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Park/Recreation & Leisure, Physical Education, Social Work, or Psychology may substitute for 1 year of experience

Recreation Therapist Senior
  • Four years of experience conducting recreation therapy programs, facilitating recreation activities in a healthcare or education setting or working in a mental health, substance use disorder, and/or sex offender specific treatment setting in a direct care position

OR
  • Current certification with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation

Note: A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Park/Recreation & Leisure, Physical Education, Social Work, or Psychology may substitute for 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Park/Recreation & Leisure, Physical Education, Social Work, or Psychology
  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

If you have questions about the position, contact Krista Steen at krista.l.steen@state.mn.us

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to April Blakesley at april.blakesley@state.mn.us

About Human Services Dept

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.
Date expired 02/26/2024

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