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Recreation and Athletic Specialist 1 On-Call Spokane S1111
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Recreation and Athletic Specialist 1 On-Call Spokane S1111
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is pleased to announce an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of veterans as an **On-Call **Recreation and Athletic Specialist 1 at our Spokane Veterans Home (SVH).
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.
WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
For more information, visit our website at
**_Some of what you will be doing:_**
Serving those who served, the On Call Recreation and Athletic Specialist 1 position plans, organize and facilitate recreation programs under the supervision of Recreation and Athletic Specialist 4, which meets resident's social, cognitive, emotional and leisure needs.
**_Key Responsibilities:_**
Coordinates and facilitates therapeutic recreation programs assigned by supervisor that meet Spokane Veterans Home resident's social, cognitive, emotional and leisure needs; including special events, outings, daily large and small groups.
Facilitates assigned and needed one-on-one sessions for low functioning and isolated residents.
Assess new residents using Recreation History Assessment and facility interdisciplinary assessment.
Direct and assign volunteers, work study students and special groups
Support Recreation Department by assisting with special events and parties that are planned. (i.e. Father's Day Barbeque, Christmas, celebrations, Memorial services, Veterans holiday programs, etc)
Arrange monthly entertainment for resident birthday parties.
**_Required Qualifications:_**
Completion of high school or GED and one year of recreation experience.
Experience and education equivalent to one year of qualifying experience, or one year of college-level course work related to Therapeutic Recreation will substitute for the required experience.
Knowledge of MDS and experience in facilitating therapeutic recreation group programs.
Knowledge of progress notes and recreation assessments.
**_Application process: _**
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
Applications submitted will contain the following:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.
3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service._
*Salary:* $14.57 - $18.83 Hourly
*Location:* Spokane County - Spokane, WA
*Job Type:* On-Call
*Department:* Dept. of Veterans Affairs
*Job Number:* 2018-03828
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
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