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Correctional Rec Leader

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  418575

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46214


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Women's Prison:
The Indiana Women’s Prison is a maximum security facility which has the distinction of being the oldest and first adult facility for females in the United States. The Indiana Women’s Prison is unique in many ways. It is a maximum security facility that (until November 2009) was located entirely within an urban residential neighborhood. The facility houses all the special populations of female offenders in the state. The pregnant, sick, mentally ill, youthful, elderly, and high-profile female offenders are all housed at the Indiana Women’s Prison.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $42,900.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As a Recreation Leader you will serve as the facilitator of recreation programming for residents at a State facility. You will organize, coordinate, facilitate, and direct recreational services as well as providing input into the continued monitoring of program effectiveness

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

    • Plan, organize and conduct recreational activities for offenders including sports, crafts, or other related activities. 
    • Design recreational programs that include components of leisure awareness, self-awareness, decision-making, and social interaction. 
    • Work closely with the education, therapeutic, custody, and volunteer teams to ensure that recreation programs run in accordance with agency policies and procedures. 
    • Resolve disputes for all recreational activities. 
    • Ensure that the safety and security of the facility is maintained during recreational activities. 
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

    • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) required. 
    • One (1) year full time experience in arts and crafts, physical education, recreation, or related experience.  
    • Extensive knowledge of recreational activities including sports, arts, and crafts, dance, drama, music, and hobbies and collecting. 
    • Ability to maintain recreational equipment, tools, and supplies. 
    • Ability to engage offenders in recreational activities at multiple levels. 
      Basic knowledge of rules and laws that apply to specific sports and/or the ability to research those rules or laws. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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