Recreation Program Assistant

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • St Peter, MN, USA
Full time Other

Job Description

Salary Range: $17.25 - $23.88 /hourly; $36,018 - $49,861/annually
Job Summary
Forensics Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, located in St. Peter, MN offers a compelling opportunity for candidates pursuing a career in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or other similar degree programs.
The Recreation Program Assistant will assist with program development, planning, coordinating and facilitating of recreational activities based on the leisure strengths and interest of the patients.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Plan, schedule and communicate both on and off unit activities.
  • Conduct both on and off unit activity sessions.
  • Promote patient independence and teach patients constructive use of their leisure time and reinforce hobby development.
  • Maintain and order equipment, resources and materials for recreational activity and patient independent pursuit of leisure enjoyment.
The posting will be used to fill three new/recently created Recreation Program Assistant positions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Recreational Therapy, Occupation Therapy Assistant, Physical Education, Park/Recreation or related field.
  • Physical capabilities to participate in a variety of recreational activities.
Note: Bachelor level graduates in Recreational Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Physical Education, Park/Recreation or related field are encouraged to apply. We offer the potential for career path opportunities in these direct care areas across the Department of Human Services.
Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website Job ID 19062.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
If you have questions about the position, contact Taylor Stiff at or 651.431.4243.