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SC Department of Public Safety Human Services Coordinator I (Activity Therapy Supervisor-BPH) in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located within the Division of Inpatient Services' at G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital, Address: 220 Faison Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

Under the supervision of the Activity Therapy Service (ATS) Program Manager, supervises a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Activity Therapy Program; plans, coordinates, conducts, supervises goal oriented referral programs and leisure activities that meets the recovery needs of patients admitted to an acute care facility. Provides in-services related to program changes and patients care needs; ongoing program evaluation to ensure that all aspects of the program meets the need of acute patients and extended care.

Serves as supervisor of ATS. Develops, plans, implements goal oriented therapeutic groups for assigned section and lodge(s)/unit(s). Ensures appropriate groups for patients' participation and implementation. Evaluates program effectiveness of programs for assigned section. Completes timely performance ratings and competencies of staff providing necessary guidance and training. Provides and ensures lodge/unit coverage. Assists with formulating forms and policies ensuring DMH and accrediting standards are understood/met.

Provides and ensures accurate, concise, legible documentation for all groups and activities. Assist staff with providing and maintaining timely and consistent written and electronic documentation. Prepares, maintains and submits timely statistical and written reports.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

Facility Requirements: A master's degree in Recreation with emphasis in Therapeutics, Art, Physical and Leisure Education, Exercise Science, Health, Music, Health Science, Sports Management, Psychology, Human Performance, Fine Arts and two (2) years of experience in the above fields; or a bachelor's degree and three (3) years supervisory experience in the above fields working with adults. Must have a valid 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: Certification with the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation is preferred.

Additional Comments

All candidates must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stoop, bend, push, pull, climb, stoop, maneuver patients in a wheel-chair, stand, walk for long periods, work outdoors, and drive at night as needed in a recreational setting?

*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. *

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.

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 77901

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

Class Code: GA50

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

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

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $33,494.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $47,734.00

Opening Date: 07/30/2019

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at 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