Recreation Specialist - TSCI

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Location:

Tecumseh, NE 

Category:

Other Behavioral Health Positions

Salary:

$16.62 per hour
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Job Views:

165

Zip Code:

68450

Employment Type:

Full time

Loan Forgiveness?:

No

Posted:

05.26.2017
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Job Description:

JOB #04661062
 
DESCRIPTION:
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

For additional information call 402-335-5998. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or lisa.mathews@nebraska.gov.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Collect and submit inmate clubs dues to create monthly rosters and report statistics. Assist and submit requests for grants and national organizations sponsorship. Organize quarterly club president meetings with administration. Coordinate and attend special club events through out the year. Assist in communications between inmates and volunteers and outside organizations. Request and receive security background check forms for volunteers and conduct volunteer training. Complete non-religious volunteer American Corrections Association (ACA) files. Assist in planning, developing and implementing a recreation and leisure program for inmates, including athletics, music, television programming, cultural events and activities. Supervise daily use of equipment and materials. Develop and coordinate outside community contacts. Encourage participation in events. Maintain records and inventory and assist in policy development. Assist in the maintenance of security and sanitation. Perform searches. Move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs with assistance.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field. Experience in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in recreation or related field. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired.

OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of rules, regulations and strategies of sports, music and other recreational activities. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Company Info
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services 801 W. Prospector Place, Bldg 1
Lincoln, NE, United States

Phone: 402-479-5601
Web Site: http://www.corrections.nebraska.gov/

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