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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $42,553.44 to  $62,807.04  PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.621
Announcement Number: 33023
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/07/2017
Close Date: 12/21/2017
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists perform initial and periodic assessments, treatment planning, and therapeutic services to assist individuals in correctional institutions, rehabilitation programs, long-term care facilities, residential facilities, mental health facilities and facilities for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to improve their mental and physical health and/or social functioning.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This position supports Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) and is in the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital. Incumbent interviews patients to assess recreational interests and physical, mental and/or emotional limitations; reviews medical records and confers with medical personnel regarding physical disabilities, injuries or other medical conditions; evaluates individual needs and strengths; and prepares treatment plans and documents prescribed therapeutic activities within the constraints of available resources, facilities and security requirements. The incumbent will also plan, organize, and implement a wide variety of therapeutic activities including fitness, wellness, leisure education, social skills, art, and music; modify and adapt equipment to accommodate special needs; and schedule and conduct individual and group therapy sessions. This is a full time position and incumbent will be working an innovative variable schedule with overtime after 40 hours per week. This position requires completion of respirator fit testing, completion of Certification in Conflict Prevention and Response Training and CPR certification which can be obtained on the job. SNAMHS provides an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), yearly accrual of annual and sick leave and no city, county or state tax! SNAMHS also provides continual on-going training and education to staff.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in therapeutic recreation, recreation, or specialty area, such as art, dance, music or physical education and one year of full-time technical experience in recreation therapy in a clinical, residential, or community-based organization; OR certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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