United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Mental Health & Addiction Services - Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare
Bargaining Unit / Exempt:
Activity Therapy Specialist 2- Intermittent (180000GP)
The mission of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans.
Under general supervision, an Activity Therapy Specialist 2 provides therapeutic services and assists patients to function independently in self-help and daily living skills.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plans, organizes & facilitates a comprehensive program of recreational, art, or music therapy/adjunctive therapy (AT) for assigned unit
Conducts therapy sessions using defined therapy techniques & mediums;
Conducts individual & group therapy sessions for evaluation & skills/performance development in areas
Completes documentation to Joint Commission and CMS standards
Functions as a primary member of assigned interdisciplinary treatment team: evaluates patients; formulates & implements Individual Treatment Plan;
Bachelor's degree in music therapy from an accredited institution approved by American Music Therapy Association (i.e., AMTA); completion of 6 mos., 1040 hour music therapy internship at an approved AMTA cite & board certification (i.e., MT-BC) by certification board for music therapists (i.e., CBMT); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
- Or bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation; completion of 1000 hour clinical practicum & certification by national council on therapeutic recreation certification; 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
- Or completion of undergraduate core program in recreation, physical education or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama, dance); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
- Or completion of associate degree in recreation or specialty area (e.g., music, art, drama, dance); 24 mos. exp. in activity therapy.
- Or equivalent of the minimum class qualifications for employment noted above.
Knowledge of employee training & development*; agency &/or state policies, procedures & safety practices regarding specialty area activity therapy operation*; techniques of applicable activity therapy specialty area activities (e.g., art therapy, music therapy for mentally, physically &/or emotionally handicapped, movement/dance therapy, senses therapy, recreation therapy); public relations*. Skill in operation of personal computer. Ability to deal with several variables in somewhat unfamiliar context; establish friendly atmosphere as lead worker; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; develop good rapport with inmates, residents, patients, clients, children who are disabled; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; cooperate with co-workers on group projects. (*)Developed after employment.
This is an Intermittent Appointment- On call temporary position working 1000 hours per fiscal year.
Please note each specialty therapy branch has its own credentialing practices. You must supply these credentials and meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for a position with Twin Valley.
All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application.
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.