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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY LEADER II
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Date Posted: 12/06/2017
Posting Expires: 12/12/2017
Summary
The Recreational Activity Leader II is responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing, and leading recreation staff and residents engaged in recreational activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Leads staff by establishing work plans, timeframes and/or deadlines, staff assignments, and resolving difficult or complex problems to ensure accurate and effective application of policies, rules, or precedents and the achievement of project goals. Supervises, plans, and organizes recreational activities by reserving vehicles and acquiring tickets for events, determining amount of staff needed, and posting schedules of activities. Sets up recreational equipment for needed activities. Develops and/or modifies programs or games, as necessary, to permit participation by disabled and/or restricted residents. Recruits, trains, coordinates, and monitors volunteers for activities. Teaches physical education classes to residents, and coaches and organizes Special Olympic games. Monitors and documents resident’s behavior and progress during recreational activities. Inventories and checks recreational equipment to ensure proper working order; maintains recreation rooms by spot cleaning and securing equipment. Drives various vehicles to transport residents to and from recreational activities, including ballgames, restaurants, picnics, and other outings. Provides direction to subordinates and processes employee time sheets, leave forms, and overtime, as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of principles, practices, and operations of recreational activity programs. Knowledge of activity therapy and behavior modification. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to participate and direct recreational activities. Ability to plan, organize, and monitor the effectiveness of recreational activity programs. Ability to evaluate, modify, and recommend activities to meet client treatment objectives. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a patient activities program in a health care setting, social, or recreational program.
Preferred Qualifications
2 years’ experience working with individuals with Intellectual disabilities in a residential facility. One year experience providing training/leisure activities
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Hiring Official
Jennifer Ethridge

Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $23,335 annually. This position is located in Conway, AR.

Ability and willingness to obtain a CDL within 6 months of starting the position.

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22101731
Class Code: M076C
Grade: GS02
Salary Range: $23,335.00 - $30,335.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: CONWAY
Job County/Region: Faulkner
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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