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Recreation Therapist

Company: Minnesota Careers
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! Our mission is to serve Minnesota Veterans and their families. We do this by delivering quality health care, helping to secure benefits, and providing programs and services in higher education, claims, burials, outreach and Veterans' preference. At the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), we not only consider it our duty to provide the highest level of care to those who answered our nation's call, we believe it is an honor.
MDVA recognizes that a culturally competent workforce is critical to meet the needs of all Minnesotans. MDVA is committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at our workplace to support employees as they grow in their careers with the State of Minnesota.
Job Details
Job Class: Recreation Therapist
Agency: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 05/18/2023
  • Closing Date : 05/24/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Veterans Affairs Dept / Vets Home-Mpls-MAPE
  • Division/Unit : Minneapolis Veterans Home / Mpls Recreation Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift / 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday with occasional weekends and holidays
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $22.94 - $33.30 / hourly; $47,898 - $69,530 / annually
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible : No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
    Job Summary
    The Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis is looking for a full-time Recreation Therapist. This position will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate individualized, goal oriented recreational and leisure programming for all residents in assigned caseload. Areas to be addressed include physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial capabilities. This position may work holidays and weekends, as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications
    To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.
    • Current Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or ability to attain certification by hire date.
    • Valid Class D Driver's License. Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience working in a long term care setting.
      • Experience working in a dementia/memory care unit within long term care. Additional Requirements
        • Employment reference checks will be conducted on finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and contact with the applicant's former employer(s).
        • ATuberculosis (Mantoux) screening (or chest x-ray) is required to employment.
        • A Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) background check will be conducted on finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.
        • The individual selected for this position is required to attest to and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by their first day of employment, per federal requirements. This individual selected for the position may request an accommodation if they are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to (a) a recognized medical condition for which a COVID-19 vaccine is contraindicated; or (b) an objection based upon a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. For additional information about this COVID-19 vaccination requirement, contact Kathleen Maertz in MDVA Human Resources at kathleen.maertz@state.mn.us . Please do not e-mail or provide any proof of vaccination with your application/resume. This information will be collected from you if you are hired for this position.
        • Finalist will be required to pass a driver's license check. Application Details
          How to Apply
          Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .
          If you have questions about the position, contact Kathleen Maertz at kathleen.maertz@state.mn.us or 612-210-3371 .
          To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kathleen Maertz at kathleen.maertz@state.mn.us .
          Per M.S. 43A.111, MDVA will give priority consideration to certain qualified disabled Veterans. To be considered, you must be included on a US armed forces permanent disability list with a disability rating of at least 30% or been rated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as having a compensable service-connected disability of at least 30%. 0fficial written documentation of this disability dated no more than one-year preceding the date of application must be submitted. Please e-mail the documentation, your DD214, and the job posting ID number to Kathleen Maertz at kathleen.maertz@state.mn.us no later than the job posting closing date.
          Why Work for Us
          Diverse Workforce
          We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
          A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
          • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
          • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
          • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
          • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule Comprehensive Benefits
            Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
            • Public pension plan
            • Training and professional development
            • Paid vacation and sick leave
            • 12 paid holidays each year
            • Paid parental leave
            • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
            • Prescription drug coverage
            • Vision coverage
            • Wellness programs and resources
            • Employer paid life insurance
            • Short-term and long-term disability
            • Health care spending and savings accounts
            • Dependent care spending account
            • Tax-deferred compensation
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
            • Tuition reimbursement
            • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
              Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
              Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
              We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

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