APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 27
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
for another 0 Days 16 Hrs 53 Mins
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.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is recruiting for an Activities Therapy Technician 2 position geographically located at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada. Under the direction of the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, the Activities Therapy Technician 2 assists in implementing treatment plans and provides direction and encouragement to residents in a health care setting. The selected candidate will 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 provides materials for sensory, mental, social and spiritual interventions. The incumbent will 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. Experience in assessments and care planning in a long term care setting is preferred. This is a 24-hour facility;
therefore, applicants may be required to work shift work. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED 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 three years of experience working with individuals with physical, mental and/or cognitive disabilities in either a therapeutic or educational setting, one year of which included providing full-time technical support to physical, occupational, industrial, and/or exercise/fitness therapists involving therapeutic exercise and activities; 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 providing full-time technical support to physical, occupational, industrial, and/or exercise/fitness therapists involving therapeutic exercise and activities; 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.
Incumbents may be required to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays in addition to their normal work schedules.
A valid driver's license 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.