State of Michigan Director of Activities in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job Description

This position supervises the Activity Therapy Department, as well as oversees the coordination of the Centralized Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program and School Services. This position is responsible for the provision of the Therapeutic Patient Work Skills program, hospital volunteer program, and religious services to patients, and special events patient programming. Oversees the development of unit Activity Therapy programs designed by professional therapists to ensure a diverse, evidence-based, and engaging program to support patient needs and goals. Identifies and implements performance improvement activities, performance appraisal activities, and sets departmental goals that are congruent with accrediting bodies, KPH, and DHHS standards. This position sees to the maintenance and improvement of Activity Therapy spaces such as the PSR area, gym, fitness room, arcade, activity therapy kitchen, and department storage spaces. Provides and/or arranges for the provision of training of Activity Therapy Department and organizes monthly department meetings. This position serves as Chairperson of the Gifts, Bequests & Donations Committee, and/or appoints a designee, and serves on other committees as assigned. This position may act in the capacity of an Activity Therapist when operationally necessary, by assessing patient needs, setting treatment goals and objectives, planning and conducting treatment interventions, and evaluating and documenting patient response/progress. This position shall maintain and demonstrate competency in identified areas to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities in support of published hospital mission, goals and objectives. This position performs other duties and assignments as determined by its supervisor. This position functions as a professional manager, supervising professional therapists and paraprofessional staff. This is a test-designated position and, as such, is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy, physical education, recreation, or rehabilitation.


Five years of professional experience equivalent to an Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist or Music Therapist, including three years equivalent to an Occupational Therapist P11, Recreation Therapist P11, or Music Therapist P11; two years equivalent to an Occupational Therapist 12, Recreation Therapist 12, or Music Therapist 12; or, one year equivalent to an Activities Therapy Manager 13.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts along with your application.

Master's degree preferred.

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Position Description

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Salary: $24.07 - $36.49 Hourly

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Job Number: 3909-16-108

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Closing: 10/25/2016 11:59 PM Eastern

Department: Health and Human Services - Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909.

Phone: (800) 788-1766