Recreation Program Assistant
Forensics Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Facility offers a compelling opportunity in our Recreation Therapy department for candidates pursuing a career in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or other similar degree programs.
The Recreation Program Assistant will assist with program development, planning, coordinating and facilitating of recreational activities based on the leisure strengths and interest of the patients.
Other responsibilities include:
•Plan, schedule and communicate both on and off unit activities.
•Conduct both on and off unit activity sessions.
•Promote patient independence and teach patients constructive use of their leisure time and reinforce hobby development.
•Maintain and order equipment, resources and materials for recreational activity and patient independent pursuit of leisure enjoyment.
Rotating shifts to include every other weekend off; weekend shifts include Monday/Tuesday as scheduled days off.
Qualifications & Requirements • Associate of Arts Degree in Recreational Therapy, Occupation Therapy Assistant, Physical Education, Park/Recreation or related field.
• Physical capabilities to participate in a variety of recreational activities.
Note: Bachelor level graduates in Recreational Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Physical Education, Park/Recreation or related field are encouraged to apply. We offer the potential for career path opportunities in these direct care areas across the Department of Human Services.