APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 25
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.
Activities Therapy Technicians are assigned support functions in the evaluation, therapeutic programming, clinical treatment, and assessment of patients receiving the services of a therapist, including assisting in the implementation of the treatment plan according to the therapist's specifications; instructing patients in the proper use of tools and equipment; providing for the procurement and maintenance of supplies and equipment; and providing direction and encouragement to patients in a mental health, intellectual disabilities, rehabilitation and restoration, or related health care setting.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Nevada State Veterans Home located in Boulder City, Nevada is recruiting for an Activities Therapy Technician 1. Incumbents assist in the implementation of the treatment plans and provide direction and encouragement to residents in a health care setting; assist residents to and from activity areas; conduct daily activities for residents with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities according to established treatment objectives; instruct and guide residents in the completion of activities or exercise; observe residents' behavior and physical condition; and provide materials for sensory, mental, social and spiritual interventions. Incumbents monitor resident performance during treatment; monitor attendance and activity tolerances and provide detailed documentation regarding residents' care plan; and assists in resident outings which include special adaptations per resident's needs. Qualifying experience in a Long Term Care setting preferred. This is a 24-hour facility; therefore, applicants may be required to work shift work, which includes holidays, evenings and weekends. Please note: if you are trying to qualify for this position based on 48 semester credits in a required field, you MUST attach copies of your transcripts to your application. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or the equivalent and two years of experience working with individuals with physical, mental and/or cognitive disabilities in either a therapeutic, health care or educational setting; OR forty-eight (48) semester credits from an accredited college or university in health science, physical education or recreation, nursing, or a related health or social science field, and one year of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A Bachelor's degree in health science, physical education or recreation, or related health or social science field may be substituted for the education and experience requirement at both levels in the series.
CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
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.