Activity Therapist (Upward Mobility)

Illinois Department of Human Services

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Activity Therapist (Upward Mobility) - # 38304
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Agency: Department of Human Services
Location: Park Forest, IL, US, 60466-1200
Job Requisition ID: 38304
Opening Date: 06/06/2024
Closing Date: 06/20/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary (Eff 7/1/24) $4,952-$6,952/month ($59,424-$83,424/year)
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 2
Plan/BU: RC062

Position Overview
The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire an Activity Therapist for the Ludeman Developmental Center located in Park Forest, Illinois to provide therapeutic activity programs for and conducts direct therapy for assigned individuals. Completes activity therapy assessments and evaluative data for the development of habilitation plans. Evaluates the individual’s complex behaviors and reactions of during activities and leisure time. Establishes and coordinates types and schedules of activity programs. Travels in performance of job duties.


Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, leisure studies or recreation with a specialization in recreational therapy, including successful completion of an approved internship, fieldwork or practicum.
• This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.



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