Nebraska State GovernmentLincoln 68508
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Activity Specialist-lrc Building #3

Nebraska State Government
Full Time 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States Apply before 10/1/2023 11:59


Are you searching for a rewarding career? Stop what you are doing and fill out this application now! You have the passion, we have the opportunities - let's make a difference for Nebraskans!

The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a motivated, forward thinking, full-time Activity Specialist for the Division of Behavioral Health at Lincoln Regional Center.

Outstanding benefits include:

• Stable Employment Opportunity

• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Opportunity to make a difference
• Respect as a valued team member

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics.

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website, .

Effective July 1, 2023, the pay rate will be $18.257 per hour, plus a $3 per hour facility differential.

Work Schedule: Day Shift 8am-7pm, Wednesday-Saturday/4-10 hour days ( Sunday/Monday/Tuesday Off).

Examples of Work
  • Plan and conduct various recreation, leisure, and rehabilitative services through group and individual interventions that are directly linked to the person’s (patient) treatment plan goal and objectives. These rehabilitative interventions assist the hospital in demonstrating compliance to JACHO and CMH Standards of active treatment and Federal and State Standards of Care for Behavioral & Psychiatric Hospital Licensure.
  • Provide individual and group on-campus experiences to prepare individuals for safe discharge to the community.
  • Plan holiday and other special recreation programming, maintain equipment and supplies, document on individual’s progress toward patient treatment goals, supervise clients, and completes entries for treatment plan reviews.
Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework with an emphasis in recreation management, music, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation or related field or experience in planning, coordinating, or directing activity or therapy services.

OTHER: This position requires a valid drivers license. Must be 19 years of age.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: rules, regulations and strategies of sports and other recreational activities. As well as, principles, techniques and practices of recreational activities.

Skill in: performing, planning, and organizing various sports, crafts, music, and other recreation/leisure activities; operating standard recreational equipment; leading recreational activities.

Ability to: learn how to handle residents in all stages of their treatment; explain rules and regulations of sports and recreational activities in a positive manner; communicate effectively by giving instructions and documenting resident participation and behaviors; organize, direct, develop interest, and instruct residents in recreational activities; communicate effectively.