Kansas State Employment Center

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Job Title:   Activity Therapist (OSH)

County:   Miami

Req. No:   188150

Agency Name:   Osawatomie State Hospital

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

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Job Description:

Job Summary:   The Osawatomie State Hospital currently has an opening for an Activity Therapist. The incumbent predominantly provides group therapy, with an average of 4 groups per day. Documentation of patient contact is completed within an electronic medical record.

Job Description: Provide creative expressive or therapeutic recreation treatment groups. These sessions are designed to address patient treatment goals as indicated on the Master Treatment Plan. These music therapy applications may be used as follows: to help the patient gain insight; to encourage self expression; to provide constructive emotional release; to teach coping skills; to identify and strengthen personal assets. Document services provided to patients with regard to the applicable goal in their individual Treatment Plan.  Provide verbal feedback to Interdisciplinary Treatment Team & other members of PTS as needed.  Work with the Psychological & Therapeutic Services team to assist in providing a therapeutic environment for all patients at the hospital. 

The state of Kansas offers excellent benefits which include group health insurance with coverage for medical, prescription, dental and vision.  Benefits also include paid vacation and sick leave as well as paid holidays. Must pass background and drug screen.

Minimum Requirements: Four years of experience in therapeutic recreation, horticulture therapy, or one of the creative arts such as art, dance/movement, or music. Education may be substituted for experience as deemed relevant by the agency.

The application process has 4 STEPS.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit the required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


Required Documents:


Recruiter Contact Information:                                Agency Information:
Name: Rebecca Vail                                                    Osawatomie State Hospital
Phone: 913-755-7106                                                 500 State Hospital Drive
FAX: 913-755-7408                                                     Osawatomie, KS 66064
Email: Rebecca.Vail@ks.gov

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rate based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

What to Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualification and competency factors of the position. The veteran’s preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.


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