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Ther Rec Spec I

Apply now Job no: 495744
Work type: Staff - Contingent
Location: Health Science Campus Hospital
Categories: Healthcare Positions, AFSCME

Title: Ther Rec Spec I

Department Org: Senior Behavioral Health - 110100

Employee Classification: B8 - Unclass Contingent AFSCME HSC

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME HSC

Primary Location: Health Science Campus Hospital

Shift:  9

Start Time:  Varies- May work 2 weekend shifts/mo & 1 major holiday/yr subject to UTMC's needs   End Time:  Varies- May work 2 weekend shifts/mo & 1 major holiday/yr subject to UTMC's needs

Posted Salary: $ 19.79 - $ 23.28

Float: True

Rotate: True

On Call: False

Travel: False

Weekend/Holiday: True

Job Description:

To perform the administration of therapeutic recreation evaluations, and to establish, supervise, and perform the appropriate treatment program of inpatients in the Rehabilitation Hospital, Kobacker Center, and outpatient therapy services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
1. Must be nationally certified (NCTRC). Registration with the State is optional.

2. Basic Life Support Certification (BLS/CPR) required.

3. Passes annual safety test.

4. Achieves competencies for assigned work area as dictated by director (i.e., age specific,

5. restraint/seclusion, crisis intervention).

6. Good written and verbal communication skills to allow for functioning as a team member, assure adequate documentation for payors, and to ensure continuity of care.

​Physical requirements:

a. visual acuity of 20/20 or corrected to 20/20 including color vision when applicable;

b. ability to hear (with or without aides);

c. ability to orally communicate;

d. good manual dexterity;

e. ability to push, pull, roll, and transfer/lift 50 pounds occasionally;

f. ability to stand, walk frequently;

g. ability to bend, reach, stoop, kneel frequently;

h. ability to perform CPR; and

i. must be able to physically hold and restrain patients.

Preferred Qualifications:



Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. 

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request. 

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.

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Last Updated: 12/11/23