The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Activity Specialist I, KJCC– Topeka, KS. This position will provide the juvenile offenders housed at KJCC with exceptional recreational and leisure activities designed to facilitate positive behavioral changes and promote social skills.
Beginning Salary $32,760, depending on qualifications. Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits Eligible.
Plans and carries out specialized educational, vocational and athletic activities designed to facilitate positive behavioral changes and social skills. These include programs and classes for youth residents such as creative and fine arts, horticulture, music activities and a variety of sports activities. Intramural activities such as soccer, flag football, volleyball and softball. Leisure-time activities and skills such as board games, card games etc. Activities for high-level youth residents, as well as activities specific for low functioning youth residents. Activities for special events, such as cookouts, yard parties and holiday events.
Submits information in written form regarding the youth resident's individual strengths, weaknesses, interests, and progress in activities, to the treatment team for ongoing program planning/progress reports as required, to reflect the youth residents progress or problems in activities. Maintains information regarding youth residents' physical restrictions and face-sheets for reference. Maintains accurate record in youth residents’ progress notes.
Assists supervisor with purchase of equipment for activities. Completes menus, pricing and purchasing items for special events, per KJCC purchasing requirements. Helps administer the canteen program for youth residents.
Four years’ experience in recreation, athletics, music or art. (Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.)
Preferred Skills and/or Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Art, Physical Education/Recreation, or sports field.
Experience working with Juvenile youth residents, experience in the correctional field, and experience in the field of activities.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/jobsteps.htm (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.) STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/intro.htm STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Recruiting at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents. Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex). Copy of driver’s license, Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate and Applicant paperwork (which will be emailed once application for job is received) to: KDOC_KJCC_Recruiting@ks.gov
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex
1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618
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 rated 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.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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