This is responsible work involving planning, organizing, and directing a recreation and entertainment program or acting as an assistant responsible for a special phase of a large program at a Department of Mental Health facilities. Incumbents direct and participate in group and individual recreational activities for both adults and children by teaching, coaching, and/or supervising them in games and musical or dramatic activities. This includes a planned program for the rehabilitation or restoration of mental and physical health. Instructions received are largely confined to matters of general policy and coordination with other programs or services, and allow for wide latitude of individual initiative and program planning. Work progress results are reviewed through staff conferences and reports. Supervision is frequently exercised over helpers, students, inmates, attendants, and/or volunteer workers. Incumbents may work under supervision of a higher-ranking Recreation Therapist at Department of Mental Health facilities.