ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES
Enriching and Honoring Arizona’s Veterans and Their Families
Through Education, Advocacy and Service.
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Therapeutic Program Manager
Arizona State Veteran Home - Phoenix
4141 North S. Herrera Way
Phoenix, AZ 85012
This position manages and supervises a program of therapeutic recreation services for the Arizona State Veteran Home. Designs, plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates the program. Ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Supervises the Recreational Therapy staff.
Implements and manages all non-medical therapeutic services provided to the residents of the Arizona State Veteran Home. These services may include, but are not limited to biofeedback, massage therapy, therapeutic touch, reiki therapy, music therapy, art therapy, guide mediation/relaxation, yoga and tai chi. Conducts behavioral interventions and group/individual therapy sessions for residents. Provides training to all staff in non-traditional, palliative care therapies.
Maintains records and prepares reports. Participates in budget planning and monitoring. Develops and coordinates volunteer and internship programs for the Arizona State Veteran Home.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Principles and practices of program administration and supervision
Federal, State and agency rules, regulations, and laws governing the practices of therapeutic interventions and treatment within a long-term facility
Principles, practices, and techniques of recreation therapy
Alternative therapeutic modalities
Physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the dementia patient
Recruitment and training of staff/ volunteers
Verbal and written communication
Establishing interpersonal relationships
Overseeing recreation therapy activities
Observing and assessing behavior and progress of patients
Developing and carrying out patient behavioral care plan within an interdisciplinary team concept
Observe and assess the needs of the patient and apply the appropriate non-medical therapeutic modality
Develop therapeutic relationships with clients
Work weekends and /or holidays
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S):
Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field; and Certified by NCTRC as CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist).
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical physical evaluation.
Requires an Arizona fingerprint clearance card.
Preference will be given to candidates with clinical training/experience; strong background using one or more alternative therapy modalities.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Accrued vacation and sick days; 10 paid holidays per year
Affordable medical, dental, life insurance and short-term disability – visit http://www.benefitoptions.az.gov/
Top-ranking defined benefit retirement plan – visit https://www.azasrs.gov
Deferred compensation 457 plan; Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Savings Account; Discount Home and Auto Insurance
HOW TO APPLY
Email your resume to the ADVS Human Resources Office, and include JOB ID 27980, in the subject line. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.