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Job Title: Recreation Creative Arts Therapist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Johnson City, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Recreation Creative Arts Therapist
  • Plans and carries out recreation, music or art therapy activities for patients throughout the Medical Center;
  • Evaluates the history, interest, aptitude, and skills of patients in order to develop appropriate individual treatment plans;
  • Coordinate a wide range of activities with various staff, service organizations, and community groups in the development of appropriate activities to support patient treatment;
  • Serves as a representative of his/her division on patient treatment units with the responsibility for ensuring that patient treatment objectives are consistent with his/her overall treatment process;
  • Develops treatment objectives and subsequent treatment plans and maintains the flexibility necessary to adapt those plans to the patient's emotional condition and/or physical limitations;
  • Receives a written referral from the unit physician and/or follows division policy of caseload distribution and reviews it for appropriateness for treatment. Through evaluation, initiates all required medical record documentation to support expected outcomes. Develops a schedule that, in his/her judgment, will most appropriately meet the extended needs of the patients served;
  • Arranges meals, transportation, and other details involving off-station treatment programs;
  • Selects, adapts, and/or adjusts recreation/creative art modalities in accordance with rehabilitation goals and modifies techniques and develops new approaches as necessary to ensure the realization of patient treatment goals;
  • Develops and maintains professional standards of therapeutic recreation/creative arts therapies; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
AND
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Requires a valid state driver's license.
AND
BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: A bachelor's or higher degree in recreational therapy (transcripts required); a bachelor's or higher degree in a related field involving therapeutic emphasis or concentration that included at least 36 semester hours in therapeutic courses which included 18 semester hours of therapeutic recreation courses and 18 semester hours that include a combination of abnormal psychology, physiology, human anatomy and development, disabilities and general recreation (transcripts required); or are you an employee who is currently assigned to a position in this occupational series as of September 2017, which meets the basic requirements for this position (latest SF50 required).
AND
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in federal service that has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Recreation Creative Arts Therapist. Qualifying specialized experience includes: applying the concepts, procedures, and techniques of recreation therapy; performing recreation and creative arts therapy programming, completion of assessments, interacting with core team members, developing treatment plans, creating and administering therapeutic activities and safety procedures; creating therapeutic activities, coordinating treatment plans, and completing documentation. Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.
OR
Or 2.5 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with a major field of study directly related to recreation therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama) or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration.
OR
Or an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described for the GS-10 to meet the total requirements for this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Your experience must be detailed and transcripts are required.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Clinical Data Collection/Documentation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

None

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
AND
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Requires a valid state driver's license.
AND
BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: A bachelor's or higher degree in recreational therapy (transcripts required); a bachelor's or higher degree in a related field involving therapeutic emphasis or concentration that included at least 36 semester hours in therapeutic courses which included 18 semester hours of therapeutic recreation courses and 18 semester hours that include a combination of abnormal psychology, physiology, human anatomy and development, disabilities and general recreation (transcripts required); or are you an employee who is currently assigned to a position in this occupational series as of September 2017, which meets the basic requirements for this position (latest SF50 required).
AND
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in federal service that has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Recreation Creative Arts Therapist. Qualifying specialized experience includes: applying the concepts, procedures, and techniques of recreation therapy; performing recreation and creative arts therapy programming, completion of assessments, interacting with core team members, developing treatment plans, creating and administering therapeutic activities and safety procedures; creating therapeutic activities, coordinating treatment plans, and completing documentation. Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.
OR
Or 2.5 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with a major field of study directly related to recreation therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama) or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration.
OR
Or an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described for the GS-10 to meet the total requirements for this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Your experience must be detailed and transcripts are required.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Clinical Data Collection/Documentation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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