Job Posting

California Correctional Health Care Services

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-73505 - Recreation Therapist,CF-RJ Donovan

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-73505
Position #(s):
030-220-9286-XXX
Working Title: Recreation Therapist,CF-RJ Donovan
Classification:
RECREATION THERAPIST, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
$6,267.00 - $7,377.00
# of Positions: Multiple
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Facility: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Department Information

California Correctional Health Care Services-Richard J. Donovan, Correctional Facility located in San Diego, California.

Job Description and Duties

Leads, instructs, and encourages patients in a program of individual and group activities of a physical, social, and cultural nature such as indoor and outdoor games and sports, dance, parties, dramatics, and special interest clubs; supervises entertainments and movies and assists in planning programs for special occasions; with the therapeutic team, plans treatment goals for specific patients; assists in coordinating recreation therapy with other therapeutic programs; as assigned, coordinates the activities program of a group of patients including simple crafts, games, social and musical activities, and instructs unit personnel in basic activity skills; observes patients' reactions and progress and records clinical notes to be included in medical files and prepares reports; orders supplies and equipment and cares for equipment and facilities; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

A detailed duty statement is available upon request

Special Requirements

Per Business and Professions Code Section 17505.2 (a)(1) and (a)(2):

(a) It is unlawful for a person to represent himself or herself as a recreation therapist, to represent the services he or she performs as recreation therapy, or to use terms set forth in subdivision (c) in connection with his or her services, name, or place of business, unless he or she meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in recreation therapy or in recreation and leisure studies with a specialization in recreation therapy. Alternatively, a person who does not have one of the preceding degrees may qualify if he or she has a baccalaureate degree in a specialization acceptable for certification or eligible for certification by any accrediting body specified in paragraph (2).

(2) Current certification or eligibility for certification as a recreation therapist by the California Board of Recreation and Park Certification or by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Inc.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Correctional Health Care Services
Attn: Fidelia-RJD 9286 PFT
Regional Human Resources – Southern
P.O. Box 81857
Bakersfield, CA 93380

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Benefits

Benefits Information may be obtained on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at www.calhr.ca.gov and the CalPers website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Fidelia Marquez
    (661) 664-3237
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Lupe Delavega
    (619) 661-8657
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Coordinator
    (916) 691-6035
    CCHCS_Disability_Management_Unit@cdcr.ca.gov
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

  • All methods of appointment may be considered.
  • If using education to meet minimum qualifications, include a copy of your informal transcripts, and/or degree.
  • In the "Explanations" section of the STD678. you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.)
  • Please ensure all portions of the application are completed, do not leave anything blank (including, but not limited to. hours/week worked and start/end dates.)
  • Candidates selected not currently employed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and/or California Correctional Health Care Services shall be subject to a live scan fingerprinting process to obtain state (DOJ) and federal (FBI) clearances prior to employment.

  

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)