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Recreation Leader

DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

  • Location: Mauston, WI
  • Post Date: 3/21/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS); Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS); Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) is recruiting to fill a Recreational Leader Senior position in Mauston, WI.

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center opened in 2001 and houses Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons Program. The goal of the center is treating and teaching patients with a history of sexual aggression toward the goal of providing a safe return to the community.

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Work hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, working every other Saturday. 

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Position Summary:   

This position develops and implements a comprehensive leisure/recreational program designed to support the program goals established by the institution. This position conducts recreation and leisure interest groups with patients in conjunction with other Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center staff.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SRSTC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience developing and implementing and/or teaching recreational/leisure opportunities
  • Experience working in a treatment facility, correctional facility, or a community based program


Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience coordinating community services projects
  • Experience ordering supplies for a recreation program
  • Experience preparing recreation/leisure activity schedules, program plans, checklists, and session organization

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume and letter of qualifications (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website

DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center