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Activity Therapy Specialist II

Activities Director/Manager | Marysville, OH | Contract

Job Description
Activity Therapy Specialist II
Work Location: Marysville, OH

Job Summary/Description
Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics and social recreation for a residential treatment unit for mentally ill inmates in a female prison.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Plans, organizes, conducts & ensures implementation of clinical adjunctive therapy program/services in specialty area (e.g., occupational, vocational or social areas, such as music therapy, drama therapy, movement/dance therapy, swimming with emphasis on adaptive aquatic skills, re-motivation/reality orientation) for specific therapeutic & goal- reaching, rehabilitative purposes other than entertainment (e.g., attends planning sessions such as interdisciplinary team meetings, follows departmental standards & implements individual & group activity therapy such as for patients who are adult psychiatric, adult acute care, geriatric, forensic, mentally ill, who are deaf & blind, multi-handicapped & visually impaired in use of their remaining senses such as auditory, tactile &/or residual vision; provides guidance in music department operations & instructs in individual & group lessons in playing of instruments, music reading & writing &/or in music appreciation) & conducts individual & group therapy sessions (e.g., conducts music therapy to include choral conducting, vocal production, lyric analysis, movement & music, instrumental, improvisation & aural; oversees patients in various routines of supportive work/work adjustment program; conducts art therapy sessions using defined therapy techniques & mediums to include ulman diagnostic series & projective techniques such as house-tree-person & kinetic family drawing); conducts/teaches pool therapy to include water walking & flexibility for injured workers; utilizes recreation therapy techniques to include item analysis, activity analysis & task analysis; leads groups in two areas which may include life vices, peace talks, hygiene, stress/anger management, community service &/or arts/crafts) for evaluation & skills/performance development in areas such as social, physical, cognitive, behavioral & leisure, Or In Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, plans, organizes, conducts & ensures implementation of clinical adjunctive therapy program/services as described above, but only for inmates assigned to residential treatment unit(s).

• Prepares & maintains work related documentation (e.g., records or evaluations of individual progress &/or involvement towards established goals of education or treatment plan; reports regarding equipment maintenance; completes requisition &/or purchase orders for supplies & equipment; maintains inventory of supplies & equipment; maintains daily tool, equipment & chemical inventory; lesson plans specifying use of instructional materials; files on patient treatment plans; notes of unusual patient behavior; departmental log on attendance & participation of residents in program; monthly attendance figures for program; patient assessments & program proposals written by staff); daily ancillary service data collection form); completes clinical documentation to assure compliance with accrediting/certifying agencies (e.g., JCAHO; Medicare); provides clinical lead work/work direction to lower-level activity therapy specialist(s), assigned student practicums & internships, volunteers & patients involved from hospital &/or community if assigned; oversees inmates in grounds keeping duties (e.g., mowing grass; maintaining recreational playing fields & courts); prepares computer generated reports on patients as required; makes policy &/or work recommendations (e.g., regarding unit programming to include improving programming, referral programming & new programming; recovery initiative; SAMI programming; utilization of space to enhance therapeutic environment) to supervisor, program administrator &/or administrator.

• Participates & attends meetings, conferences/seminars &/or workshop sessions (e.g., serves as primary member of assigned interdisciplinary treatment team (s); in-service meetings with staff & parents; case conferences; treatment team; patient care monitoring; program planning meetings); evaluates patients, formulates & implements individual treatment plans. (i.e., ITPS); performs various work related miscellaneous tasks (e.g., maintains supplies & equipment such as music therapy instruments; edits monthly resident staff newsletter; decorates bulletin boards; makes & distributes program related advertising regarding programs, plans & coordinates major hospital events for hospital population; organizes team sports; arranges movie schedule entertainment & supervises games; escorts visitors; assists in budget preparation); completes mandated training.

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum qualifications include completion of undergraduate core program in recreation or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama) OR completion of associate degree in recreation or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama)
• Twelve (12) months experience in Activity Therapy
• Valid driver license
• Must have certification in animal-assisted therapy if utilizing trained animals for therapeutic goal reaching OR equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
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