MH-Recreation Therapist I
This work involves planning, organizing, and directing a recreation and entertainment program. Incumbents direct and participate in recreational activities for residents at Department of Mental Health facilities or Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services juvenile training school; instruct in fundamentals and rules of competitive sports; demonstrate by example techniques of activity; and plan programs for the rehabilitation or restoration of the mentally and physically ill or juvenile residents. The work also includes rendering first aid to injured persons, such as giving artificial respiration, cleaning and bandaging wounds, and applying heat and cold to promote healing. The work allows for a wide latitude of individual initiative and program planning. However, it must be coordinated with other programs and services. Supervision is exercised over helpers, attendants, and volunteer workers.