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HSRA07-08275-Recreational Activities Specialist-Buffalo
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HSRA07-08275-Recreational Activities Specialist-Buffalo
HSRA07-08275-Recreational Activities Specialist-Buffalo



HSRA07-08275-Recreational Activities Specialist-Buffalo


$18.54 - $23.18 Hourly


Buffalo, WY

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Full Time


048-Aging Division - Veterans' Home of Wyoming

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Description and Functions

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The Veterans' Home of Wyoming is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Recreational Activities Specialist. The purpose of this position is to assist the Recreational Activities Coordinator with the recreational program which meets the physical, cognitive and sensory needs of the residents by planning and conducting recreational, leisure, social and physical activities to improve the residents' well being. The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

+ Assists with the development and administration of the recreational program for the facility, utilizing various forms of recreation to meet the physical, cognitive, and sensory needs of the individuals served.

+ Plans and conducts activities and community integration outings which enable people to learn and practice mobility, cognitive, social and emotional skills, so they may get the most out of life and integrate with the public.

+ Develops, implements, and evaluates care plans for clients including 1:1 and group interventions.

+ Creates a schedule that includes daily, weekly, monthly and annual recreation/leisure activities for large groups of people.

+ Monitors participants during recreational activities to ensure institutional safety.

+ Trains staff in areas of structure leisure, and passenger assistance.

+ Completes regular inventories of supplies and equipment and prepares requests for new or replacement equipment and supplies.

+ Prepares monthly progress reports as well as daily therapy and recreational attendance documents.

+ Prepares schedules for staff and therapy sessions.

+ Organizes volunteers.

+ Provides transportation for activities using a vehicle that requires a CDL.



Preference may be given to individuals with three or more years experience in recreational therapy.

Individuals in the position must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger endorsement or obtain within six months of employment.


+ Knowledge of recreational therapy practice, principles, and procedures.

+ Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to area of specialization.

+ Knowledge of recreational materials, tools and equipment, and their care and use.

+ Knowledge of the rules and procedures for a wide variety of team and individual sports and games.

+ Knowledge of individual and group work techniques used in recreational instruction and organization.

+ Knowledge of community resources available to the recreation program of the institution.

+ Knowledge of emergencies and dangerous situations and how to physically respond to them.



Bachelor's Degree (typically in Recreation Therapy)



0-1 year of progressive work experience (typically in recreational therapy)


Education & Experience Substitution:

3-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in recreational therapy)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements


+ Physical ability to lift, twist, bend, pull and push up to 50 lbs.

+ Work evenings and weekends when the situation requires it.


+ FLSA: Non-exempt

+ All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

+ An annual influenza immunization is required

+ A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for every successful applicant.

Supplemental Information

048-Department of Health - Aging - Veterans' Home of Wyoming - HR Contact 307-684-5511 ext 301

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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