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State of Massachusetts Recreation Coordinator (Program Coordinator III) in Canton, Massachusetts

Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC), operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), is seeking an experienced Recreation Coordinator. The Recreation Coordinator supervises daytime, evening and weekend recreation, community programs and summer programs, as well as recreation, intern, and volunteer staff. The incumbent in this role assists the Director of Recreation in managing the Recreation Department. The Recreation Coordinator organizes, plans, and schedules group activities both on and off campus, oversees the Therapeutic Summer Program, creates, and maintains community contacts for recreational opportunities for PRHC patients and provides training and supervision for contract part-time staff. Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week, 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The days off are Sunday and Monday. Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive) * _Supervise Recreational Therapist III and Recreational Therapist I staff, identifying and encouraging growth opportunities. * Assess program offerings and evaluate effectiveness, quality, and areas of improvement. * Evaluate staff performance on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis as part of the Employee Performance Review System (EPRS) procedure, providing opportunities to grow as professionals. * Supervise community use of the PRHC facilities and equipment. * Assess appropriate community partnerships for patient access and recreational pursuits. * Participate in Performance Improvement Program. * Review documentation to ensure timely completion and assess progress, effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvements. Required Qualifications: * Able to exercise leadership in group and individual situations. * Must know the factors, trends, and problems in providing recreation services to special client groups. * Know safety practices and procedures followed in general recreation activities. * Must be able to prepare general reports. * Ability to maintain accurate records. Preferred Qualifications: * Certification in specialized area of recreation, including art therapy and music therapy. * Certification in adapted sport and lifeguarding.*//* *//* */About Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC):/* Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) located in Canton, MA is a Joint Commission Accredited, 90 bed pediatric hospital predominately serving children and young adults (ages 8–22) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The mission of PRHC is to provide medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life. PRHC offers coordinated medical care and therapies in a hospital-based environment, as well as, K-12 schooling, located on the grounds. Educational Services are provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, PRHC offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, horseback riding, adaptive sports, and many opportunities for socialization for disabled children and young adults. *Learn more about our important work*: */Pre-Offer Process:// /** * A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions, please contactEmployment & Staffing at 1-800-510-4122 Option 4. *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.* MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience. _*Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Covid Vaccination: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Recreation Coordinator (Program Coordinator III) Location: Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street Requisition ID: 240001EN