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Recreation Therapist/ Therapeutic Activities Coordinator

Company: State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources
Location: Bangor
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Recreation Therapist/ Therapeutic Activities Coordinator

Bangor , Maine , United States - Therapeutic Recreation - Full-time

Apply by: May 31, 2024

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Opening Date: April 10, 2024Closing Date: May 31, 2024Job Class Code: 4120

Grade: 23

Salary: $23.60 - $31.63/hr.**

** This is inclusive of a .60 -/hr. institutional stipend

Job duties:

This is professional services work, within the therapeutic services department, in providing group and individual treatment and therapeutic activities for residents at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor Maine. Responsibilities include:

Working within a multi-disciplinary team to best meet the patients holistic needs.

Organizing, administering, and presenting treatment and therapeutic activities that make a contribution to a resident's recovery.

Reporting the physical, mental, and social condition of the patient, both verbally and in writing.

Providing coordination of staff to best meet patient needs when the direct supervisor is not available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, or related field and certification from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or one (1) year experience in a therapeutic recreation program.

Agency information:

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ddpc) is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For additional information about this position please contact Jennifer Iverson at 207-561-5425 or emailjennifer.iverson@maine.gov.

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at theresa.m.peppard@maine.gov.

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-"Dirigo" or "I lead"-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

Work-Life Fit - Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

Health Insurance Coverage - The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

Dental Insurance - The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

Retirement Plan - The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).

Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including non-birthing parents and adoptive parents-receivesix weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under theFamily and Medical Leave Act.

State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/compensation-benefits) , covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If you're looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we'd love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you're currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

Keywords: State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources, New England , Recreation Therapist/ Therapeutic Activities Coordinator, Healthcare , Bangor, Northeast

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