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Forensic Mental Health Program

Recreation Program Assistant

Location: MN - Mankato
Type: Full Time
Category: Health and human services

City: St. Peter, MN
Salary: $17.64 – $24.42/hourly; $36,832 – $50,988/annually
Is this a remote / WFH position? No

Job description

The Forensic Mental Health Program in St. Peter is looking for an enthusiastic Recreation Program Assistant to join our team! As the Recreation Program Assistant you will develop, plan, coordinate, and facilitate recreational activities base on the leisure, strengths, and needs of the patients.

Other duties include:

Plan activity sessions and programs based on patient expressions of interest
Maintain and order equipment, resources, and materials for patient activities
Utilize therapeutic motivational techniques and person-centered approaches

Qualifications or requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Associate of Arts Degree in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Education, Park/Recreation, or a related field

Physical capabilities to participate in a variety of recreational activities

Note: Bachelor level graduates in Recreational Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Physical Education, Park/Recreation or related field are encouraged to apply.

Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION – Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Application Details

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to apply

Apply on the website. Click “Apply” at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Tammy Rosburg at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to April Blakesley at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or for assistance.