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SC Department of Public Safety Activity Therapy Assistant/Human Services Specialist II-BPH Adult & Forensics in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located and worked within the Division of Inpatient Services at 220 Faison Drive Columbia, SC 29203.

Under the supervision of the Activity Therapy Supervisor, functions as the Activity Therapy Assistant (ATA). Assist with planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive program of goal oriented groups and leisure activities/events that meet the recovery needs of patients admitted to Bryan Psychiatric Hospital.

Assist with planning, organizing, coordinating, implementing, goal oriented assigned Activity Therapy groups, activities, and events. Serves as therapist's assistant on a PRN basis. Provides timely written medical records documentation related to treatment goals on assigned patients, identifying interests, skills and problem areas, inclusive of treatment plans, assessments, re-assessments, progress notes, interest surveys; submits calendars, requisitions, statistical reports as requested and/or needed. Complies with Performance Improvement and Infection Control measures. Knowledgeable of policies and procedures for DMH and BPH to meet accrediting standards and regulations.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be submitted for the required program experience.

Agency Requirement:Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field, Physical & Leisure Education, Health, Exercise Science, Sports Management, Psychology, Human Performance, Library Science, Liberal Arts, therapeutic or educational aspects of Art, Music, or Horticulture. Must possess a valid/current SC driver's license.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Eligible for Certification with the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation.

Additional Comments

Selected candidate must be able to push, pull, climb and lift up to 25 pounds; able to maneuver wheelchairs, walkers; able to work outdoors, evenings, night, weekends, holidays and inclement weather as requested.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 72717

Closing: 12/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: GA40

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Work hours will be discussed during interview.

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $27,527.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $39,228.00

Opening Date: 07/31/2019

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at www.careerss.sc.gov. Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-Inpatient Services-Psychiatric Hospitals/Programs and Nursing Homes

Address: 220 Faison Drive Columbia, South Carolina, 29203

Phone: 803-935-6030

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