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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ACTIVITIES THERAPY TECHNICIAN 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $36,790.56 to  $53,598.96  PAY GRADE: 27
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In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.673
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 41641
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/13/2021
Recruiter:
   LISA FRIEND
   Phone: (775)684-0110
   Email: friend@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
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 Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Lake's Crossing Center (LCC) in Sparks is recruiting for an Activities Therapy Technician II position. The position will help clients use recreational activities to enhance health, independence, and well-being, in accordance to capabilities, needs and interests. Duties include scheduling and conducting group activities, assisting in the implementation of treatment plan, instructing and guiding clients in the completion of activities or exercise, monitoring clients; performance during activity therapy, maintaining documentation and records of clients; attendance and participation, reporting and documenting incidents and accidents according to established procedures and performing other duties as assigned.
This full-time position is located in a 24 hour maximum security facility and the work schedules include weekends. The work environment requires a high level of security awareness as well as the physical stamina or ability to deal with maladaptive and aggressive clients. Individuals applying for these positions must have experience conducting therapeutic activities to a group of people, which involve expressive arts and recreational therapy. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
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.
Special Notes
    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.
Special Requirements
    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.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience conducting therapeutic activities to a group of people, which involve expressive arts and recreational therapy is 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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) This work environment requires a high level of security awareness as well as the physical stamina or ability to deal with maladaptive and aggressive clients. Do you understand and accept this stipulation?
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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