Activity Therapist (Upward Mobility Target Title)
State of Illinois - Cook County, IL

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Under general supervision of the AT Supervisor and directed by the AT Coordinator, collaborates on the development and implementation of a comprehensive Activity Therapy program on a patient care unit in Central Programs. Provides clinical excellence in assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, group and/or individual treatment and documentation; develops and maintains therapeutic relationships and patients; represents AT effectively to treatment team members, other professional and families; work therapeutically with a variety of diagnoses, culturally diverse populations and divers age groups.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree with a major in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy or drama therapy, leisure studies or recreation with a specialization in recreational therapy, including successful completion of approved internship, fieldwork or practicum supplemented by two years of professional experience as an Activity Therapist.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact:

Monday-Friday Days 8:30-4:30 or 9:00-5:00 w/ 1 late day 12:00-8:00pm or 1:00-9:00pm

Summer Doxie
Human Resource Office
Chicago Read Mental Health Center
4200 N. Oak Park Avenue Chicago, IL 60634
Email address:
fax 773-794-5583

Current State Employees will need to complete and submit a bid form and CMS 100 Employment Application to the contact listed above prior to the closing of the posting. Current State Employees seeking promotion must possess a CMS promotional grade for the title and option or apply for a promotional grade by submitting a bid form and CMS 100 application to the contact listed above. If bidding on a vacancy in a different title that is not a promotion, you must pre-qualify for the title by submitting a CMS 100 application with your bid form to the contact person above. Failure to follow these instructions will result in rejection of your bid.

How to Apply:

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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).
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