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Recreation and Athletics Specialist 2

DSHS BHA Recreation And Athletics Specialist 2
The Civil Center for the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) at Maple Lane has an opportunity for a Recreation and Athletics Specialist 2 to join our team.
In this role, you will collaborate and work directly with residents, program staff, agency partners, and community stakeholders to enhance safety and prepare residents for return to the community. You'll have the opportunity to use your creativity as you provide innovative recreational and leisure activities that include sports, social activities, drama, arts, and music. You will be offering and organizing programs and activities that reduce idleness, meet goals identified in the integrated treatment plan, and enhance their prosocial skills, health, and wellness. Come join us in Transforming Lives! 
 Some of what you'll do:  
  • Plan, lead, document, and recreational activities and residents' progress
  • Supervise athletic, weightlifting, fitness, music, hobby programs, and special recreation events
  • Conduct all recreational activities in a safe and secure manner
  • Provide health and wellness information and encourage sportsmanship and positive interactions 
  • Provide guidance and counseling to residents with regard to recreation programs
  • Assist in securing resources and equipment for designated areas
  • Facilitate improvement of social, cognitive, emotional, and physical functioning
  • Identify specific resident needs, treatment, and rehabilitation goals and how to achieve them through recreation sources
What we're looking for: 
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and recovery principles
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead recreation programs and activities; leadership skills that allow you to effectively instruct others
  • Ability to work within a team, and resolve personal conflicts in a calm, non-threatening manner
  • Ability to respond appropriately and cope with occasionally abusive, harassing, or threatening language and/or aggressive behavior from residents
  • Knowledgeable of psychiatric symptoms
Who should apply? 
Professionals with a Bachelor's degree involving a major study in either (a) recreation or therapeutic recreation, (b) music, drama, or physical education, or, (c) psychology, sociology, or education with a minor in recreation, physical education, music or drama and one year of paid, professional recreation experience.


One year of experience as a Recreation and Athletics Specialist 1.


***Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all desirable qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.***
Please Note:  Recreational therapy includes providing individualized assessments and treatment which are goal-oriented and directed towards rehabilitation and modification of specific physical, emotional, behavioral, or social behaviors.
 Along with your online application, please submit:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three current references 

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.