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Recreation / Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

Job Description:

Plans and develops recreational activities based on the evaluation of consumers' needs, goals and objectives. Plans and conducts daily recreational group sessions and programs in accordance with program structure and treatment plan. Submits weekly documented progress notes that reflect observations, goal oriented activities, consumers' progress, assessments of consumers and consumer needs. Promotes independence, physical fitness, social skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and a healthy leisure lifestyle. Submits quarterly evaluations reflecting current needs, goals and progress. Attends designated team meetings and contributes activity information and observations. Assesses consumers' current level of leisure functioning, leisure interests, strengths, and resources. Organizes special events for consumers, such as monthly birthday party, holiday celebrations, movie nights, sports tournament, and etc. Oversees the development and implementation of the volunteer program. Responsible for recruiting volunteers. Interviews and recommends potential candidates for hire in the volunteer services. Responsible for the supervision, performance appraisals, productivity and compliance of assigned volunteer Staff. Ensures that volunteer requests are being met in a timely manner, fulfilling the needs of the requestor, and in compliance with policies and regulations of the hospital, the State and other applicable regulatory agencies. Participates in the Treatment Mall a few hours weekly providing active treatment. Responsible for handling donations given to the individuals being serviced in the hospital

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Bachelors Degree in a therapeutic recreation or related therapeutic discipline AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level or position equivalent Note: Some positions may require registration in the area of assignment

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Horticultural Therapy or related field. Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist by the National Therapeutic Recreation Council and licensed in State of Georgia a PLUS but not required. Experience in therapeutic recreation at a psychiatric or rehabilitation setting. Certifications in Psychosocial Rehabilitation a PLUS. Must have a valid Driver's License. Must obtain the Safety Care Certification by completion of new employee orientation.


In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills And Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 13 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: grhs_hr@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Recreation / Volunteer Coordinator If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.