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January 11, 2019

Recreation Therapist


Job Class: Recreation TherapistWorking Title:  Recreation Therapist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 01/11/2019
Closing Date: 01/25/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Work Shift: Rotating
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (will work one night/week)
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15 /hourly; $40,632 - $58,777 /annually
Classified Status: Classified

Job Summary

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $2,500.

Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) in Alexandria is seeking a full-time Recreation Therapist to join a team dedicated to quality care. Operated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, CBHH Alexandria is a small inpatient psychiatric facility that provides rapid assessment and stabilization for adults experiencing an acute mental health episode.

Duties of the Recreation Therapist include:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement therapeutic recreation programs to emphasize skill building, leisure education, and wellness within a Psychosocial Rehabilitation model.
  • Administer therapeutic recreation assessments and develop goals for treatment plans addressing risk areas.
  • Facilitate outcome-based group sessions related to patients’ needs, strengths, and limitations.
  • Participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team and provide consultation to other disciplines for implementation of programs.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to paraprofessional staff in the delivery of leisure and recreational activities.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Park/Recreation, Corrective Therapy, or Physical Education.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working with individuals with mental illness or behavioral health conditions.

Additional Requirements

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.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. 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. Please indicate what assistance you need.