The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Supervisory Recreation Therapist in San Antonio, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Supervisory Recreation Therapist – San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 294552Start Date: 07/20/2020End Date: 08/04/2020
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. BASIC REQUIREMENTS. a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States (U.S.). (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 7407(a)). b. Education. The following education requirements apply to the recreation therapist, creative arts therapist (art), creative arts therapist (dance/movement), creative arts therapist (drama), and creative arts therapist (music): (1) Recreation Therapist (a) A bachelor’s degree or higher, from an accredited college or university, with a major in therapeutic recreation or recreation/leisure, with an option and/or emphasis in therapeutic recreation. The degree must be approved by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); OR, (b) A bachelor’s degree or higher in any field from an accredited college or university and must be a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS). The degree must be approved by the NCTRC. If hired under this education, the certification cannot be waived. Certification: Must be certified in recreation therapy as a CTRS by the NCTRC. If hired under paragraph 3b(1)(b), certification cannot be waived. Must be able to pass pre-employment physical. Must be proficient in spoken and written English, as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: 1+ years leadership or supervisory experience within Recreation Therapy. 3+ years of experience working with various populations, including geriatric, physical rehab and mental health, functioning in a recreation therapist role. Ability to organize work and function independently – Articulate examples of experiences of staying organized and working independently. Ability to communicate orally and in writing – Identify examples of oral and written communication experience. Ability to analyze organizational and operation problems to develop solutions – Identify examples of problems identified and proposed solutions Travel to Kerrville VAMC from VAMC occasionally to provide direct supervision. Grade Determinations: Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: i. Skill in the analysis and application of scientific and clinical literature in a professional area. ii. Knowledge of contemporary recreation therapy, creative arts therapy, rehabilitation, recovery, and wellness theories, techniques, practices, and related disciplines. iii. Ability to supervise, motivate, and manage a diverse clinical staff. iv. Skill in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees. v. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks and responsibilities, and meet multiple deadlines for the service. vi. Ability to adapt to new and changing work conditions, staffing, and contingencies. vii. Knowledge of management/administration theories and concepts such as supervision, consultation, negotiation, and budget execution. References:
VA Handbook 5005/111, Part II, Appendix G60, June 7, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12 Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Straight pulling (2hr), Pushing (3hrs), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (3hrs), Standing (3hrs), Repeated bending (1hr), Climbing, use of legs and arms, Both legs required, Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13′ to 16′ to jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted) and Mental and emotional stability.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!