STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B15

Class No. 5144

RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) recreational therapy work. Work involves planning, scheduling, and overseeing recreational therapy activities. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Instructs and oversees staff in performing therapeutic and recreational activities for clients.

Reviews clients’ progress, notes changes in clients’ behavior, and recommends changes of activities as appropriate.

Reviews and evaluates recreation programs to determine adequacy and need for changes.

Reviews plans for specialized rehabilitation therapy activities.

Develops and monitors security and safety measures for therapeutic and recreational activities.

Requisitions and purchases athletic and other equipment.

Plans, schedules, and oversees a variety of recreational programs and activities.

Plans, develops, and conducts orientations and in-service training programs.

Prepares activity and progress reports on recreational programs and activities.

Implements and evaluates therapeutic and recreational programs and activities.

May supervise the work of others.

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 the rules, regulations, and methods related to a wide variety of recreational programs and of teaching and instruction methods for individuals and groups.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee a recreational program; to oversee the maintenance of recreational and athletic equipment and facilities; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15