STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B11

Class No. 5140

RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) recreational therapy work. Work involves organizing and monitoring recreational therapy activities. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Instructs and monitors clients performing therapeutic and recreational activities.

Observes clients’ progress, notes changes in clients’ behavior, and suggests changes in activities as appropriate.

Accompanies clients to and from occupational and recreational therapy activities.

Prepares activity and progress reports on recreational programs and activities.

Maintains and cleans rehabilitation equipment.

Cleans, repairs, and improves recreational areas.

Employs security and safety measures in planning and monitoring therapeutic and recreational activities.

Assists in planning specialized rehabilitation therapy activities.

Assists in planning therapeutic and recreational activities.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in rehabilitation therapy or recreational activities work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in kinesiology, physical education, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of recreational rehabilitative methods and techniques, and of teaching and instruction methods for individuals and groups.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to plan and explain therapeutic and recreational activities, to maintain recreational and athletic equipment and facilities, to prepare reports, and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15