RECREATION THERAPIST


Vacancy ID: 789511   Announcement Number: OG-23-DFo-789511   USAJOBS Control Number: 331768900

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Vacancy Identification Number

789511
1. Title of Job

RECREATION THERAPIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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09
10

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The specialty code(s) for this position is (are): 


001 Recreation Therapist

21. Geographic Availability

The location code(s) for this position is (are): 


364300103 Northport, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select the appropriate answer to each of the following questions based on your current level of education and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.

Select the appropriate answer to the following question based on your current level of education and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position.

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in recreational therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (i.e. art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy or psychodrama); or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration? (*You must submit transcripts to verify this requirement.)

A. Yes
B. No

2. Do you possess a valid state driver's license? Selectee will be required to obtain a State Commercial Drivers' License (CDL) within 120 days of appointment.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Can you swim? Selectee will be required to obtain a current lifeguard certificate (or its equivalent from some other nationally recognized agency) within six (6) months of appointment.

A. Yes
B. No

4. GS-09: Do you have one (1) year of specialized experience in recreational therapy that includes: knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures related to Recreation Therapy; experience planning and implementing a full range of treatment procedures where therapeutic objectives are complex and requires the application of specialized skills and knowledge; experience developing treatment regimens for a variety of physically and mentally/emotionally challenged population; and ability to communicate both orally and in writing? To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least one year at the next lower grade level in Federal service. (Experience must be documented in your application/resume for full consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No

5. GS-09: Do you have a master's degree or two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position? (*If you answer yes to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application.)

A. Yes
B. No

6. GS-09: Do you have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described for the GS-09 that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position? (*If you answer yes to this question, your experience must be documented and you must submit transcripts with your application.)

A. Yes
B. No

7. GS-10: Do you have one (1) year of specialized experience in recreational therapy that includes: substantial knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures related to Recreation Therapy; advanced experience in a clinical arena planning and implementing a full range of treatment procedures where therapeutic objectives are complex and requires the application of highly specialized skills and knowledge; experience in a clinical arena developing treatment regimens for a variety of physically and mentally/emotionally challenged population; and superior ability to communicate both orally and in writing? To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least one year at the next lower grade level in Federal service. (Experience must be documented in your application/resume for full consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No

8. GS-10: Have you successfully completed two (2) years and six (6) months of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or its equivalent from an accredited institution in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position? (*If you answer yes to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application.)

A. Yes
B. No

9. GS-10: Do you have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position? (*If you answer yes to this question, your experience must be documented and you must submit transcripts with your application.)

A. Yes
B. No

10. Are you a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) issued by The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Are you a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor? (**To receive credit, your application package must provide proof of meeting this factor.)

A. Yes
B. No

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of developing, organizing and administering therapeutic treatment.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. If you are using OPM form 1203-FX, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Serving as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team for the purpose of providing total healthcare delivery to the patient and coordinating treatment to effect maximum rehabilitation potential.

13. Assessing individual needs, skills, talents, interests, and current level of leisure functioning.

14. Adapting, modifying, adjusting recreation techniques, and developing new approaches as necessary to ensure the realization of patient treatment goals.

15. Documenting patient's progress and/or response to treatment for inclusion in the medical file.

The following statements pertain to your ability to communicate orally, clearly and concisely.

16. Communicating orally with patients, staff, volunteers, and family members of varying degrees of understanding in order to channel energies and interests, aiding physical, emotional, or mental rehabilitation in order to promote successful therapeutic objectives.

17. Sharing ideas and exchanging patient information related to the treatment goals orally to other members of the clinical inter-disciplinary team.

18. Developing treatment plans and documenting patient's progress and responses to treatment.

19. Performing workload and productivity reporting.

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of theories, principles, practices and procedures related to recreation therapy.

20. Using a variety of techniques to treat or maintain clients' physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

21. Using leisure activities to improve and maintain general health and well-being in a long-term care or residential setting.

22. Assessing clients based on information from standardized assessments, observations, medical records, medical staff, family, and the clients themselves.

23. Modifying techniques and developing new approaches to ensure the realization of patient treatment goals.

Certification of Understanding: Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.

24. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. No, I do not certify this information and do not wish to be considered for this position.

Resume Reminder - Your resume (and/or OF-612) must include the following information for each job listed:
Job title
Duties (be as detailed as possible)
Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

Transcript Reminder - If you are basing your qualifications on education (or a combination of education and experience) you must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) or an appropriate course listing with your application. If there is a Basic Educational Requirement you must submit a copy of your college transcripts; otherwise you will be found not eligible.

Veteran's Preference Documentation Reminder - You must submit proper documentation if you are claiming eligibility for veteran's preference, which includes a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4 or earlier version that shows character of service). Applicant's claiming 10-Point preference must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference along with the required documentation listed on the form (such as verification of service-connected disability percentage).