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Date:  Sep 21, 2023
Req ID:  27259

Benton, AR, US, 72015

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $23,334.90

Position Number: 22097624 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 12/31/23 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $23,334.90 


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.


Hiring Manager – Teresa Cohen

Special Working Conditions/Preferences: Position is located at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, AR. This position starts at a Special Entry Rate of $28,585.00/Annually. Frequent driving buses or vans is required. Occasional exposure to violent and physically aggressive residents may be required. Flexible hours (evening and weekend work is required) Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. May require lifting up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive manual work.

Position Information

Class Code: M076C

Grade: GS02


Salary Range: $23,335.00 - $33,836.00


The Recreational Activity Leader II is responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing, and leading recreation staff and residents engaged in recreational activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Leads staff by establishing work plans, timeframes and/or deadlines, staff assignments, and resolving difficult or complex problems to ensure accurate and effective application of policies, rules, or precedents and the achievement of project goals. Supervises, plans, and organizes recreational activities by reserving vehicles and acquiring tickets for events, determining amount of staff needed, and posting schedules of activities. Sets up recreational equipment for needed activities. Develops and/or modifies programs or games, as necessary, to permit participation by disabled and/or restricted residents. Recruits, trains, coordinates, and monitors volunteers for activities. Teaches physical education classes to residents, and coaches and organizes Special Olympic games. Monitors and documents resident's behavior and progress during recreational activities. Inventories and checks recreational equipment to ensure proper working order; maintains recreation rooms by spot cleaning and securing equipment. Drives various vehicles to transport residents to and from recreational activities, including ballgames, restaurants, picnics, and other outings. Provides direction to subordinates and processes employee time sheets, leave forms, and overtime, as required. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles, practices, and operations of recreational activity programs. Knowledge of activity therapy and behavior modification. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to participate and direct recreational activities. Ability to plan, organize, and monitor the effectiveness of recreational activity programs. Ability to evaluate, modify, and recommend activities to meet client treatment objectives. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a patient activities program in a health care setting, social, or recreational program. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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