State of Utah
Full Job Description
Does getting paid to have fun interest you? If you like summer festivals, canoeing trips, horses and many more outdoor events then this Activities Technician position is for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to find success and fulfillment while planning activities and leisure time for the intellectually disabled individuals that reside at the Utah State Developmental Center.
Learning to communicate with the intellectually disabled population and understanding their needs.
Planning and preparing activities for the residents at the Utah State Developmental Center.
Implementing planned activities.
Working as a member of the interdisciplinary team
The ideal Candidate will haveOne or more years of full time, paid experience working with disabled adults.
Previous work experience in recreation/leisure skills training.
Enthusiasm and who understands and is passionate about how recreation benefits peoples lives.
A college degree in recreation therapy or are working toward the degree.
A TRT (Therapeutic Recreation Technician) certification.
The Activities Technicians will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as “a statewide resource center for people with disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support.” Click here for more information.
Why you should join our team
You will be given an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the special individuals that reside at the Utah State Developmental Center. While doing so you can have fun and find enjoyment in working on our beautiful campus.
Example of Duties
Acting as a resource to team members, participating in team and professional meetings and giving input as to the needs of clients.
Ensuring the safety and maintenance of physical areas and equipment used during therapy/treatment.
Developing appropriate safety and/or service plans to alleviate risk, provide protection, etc.
Inspecting facilities, machinery, equipment, systems, etc., to verify safety, maintenance, conditions, functions, and quality.
Detecting, eliminating or minimizing safety hazards.
Cleaning, and or disinfecting areas and/or equipment.
Ensuring confidentiality for the individuals by directing questions/requests to appropriate parties.
(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
Identify developmental needs of others and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally.
Obtain and see to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to perform a task.
Observe details at close range and at a distance.
Observe physical conditions, behavior or surroundings for potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.
Hear sounds that may indicate potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.
USDC is covered under the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. You must be willing to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack; risks which require the use of special safety precautions, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
You must successfully pass a criminal history check.
You must be determined eligible for direct patient access to provide services to a vulnerable adult in accordance with U.C.A 26-21 and R432-35. To see what would exclude you from receiving direct patient access please click on the following link and read section R432-35-8.
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current employees.
The USDC is a smoke free campus. No tobacco use is allowed on campus.
Schedule: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (may be required to work an occasional weekend day).
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Part-time with no benefits
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