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Recreation Leader

Date Posted:  Sep 11, 2019
Requisition ID:  5879

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46214

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Recreation Leader

The Recreation Leader works at the journeyman level in a recreation program of a state correctional institution. This role plans, organizes, coordinates and directs recreation activities of inmates.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Plans, initiates, organizes and conducts recreational activities in one or more of the following program areas: holiday activities, swimming, arts and crafts and/or softball;
  • Works with individual or a small group where inmates are withdrawn and/or resistive to treatment;
  • Assists in directing volunteers in recreation;
  • Recommends the purchase of recreation equipment and repairs damaged equipment;
  • Maintains necessary records of programs and student evaluations;
  • Handles and reports inmate disciplinary problems arising from recreational events;
  • Occasionally acts as coordinator in absence of Recreation Coordinator;
  • Assists in instructing and coordinating the work of subordinates;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What we are looking for:

  • Extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of a variety of sports, games and other recreation activities;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of an institutional recreation program;
  • Specialized knowledge of recreation and its value in a corrective and rehabilitative program;
  • Specialized knowledge of both the basic philosophy of recreation and individual and group behavior;
  • Ability to adapt procedures, methods, tools and techniques to specific situations;
  • Ability to supervise the activities of inmates;
  • Ability to effectively instruct subordinate staff and coordinate their work;
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with inmates and handle disciplinary problems;
  • Ability to maintain necessary records of programs and student evaluations.

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 benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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