State of Michigan – Activities Therapy Aide 6-E8 – Marquette, MI

September 21, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Activities Therapy Aide 6-E8

Company: State of Michigan

Job description: Job Description

Under the direction of the Activity Therapy Supervisor and Activity Therapy Manager, the Activity Therapy Aide is responsible for working with an inter-disciplinary team to plan, coordinate, document, and implement all therapeutic activites at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The Activity Therapy Aide also is responsible for meeting the needs and interests of every member by adhering to Federal, Veteran Affairs, and CMS Regulations. This position will rotate monitoring smoking members and may be exposed to second hand smoke.

The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is committed to cultivating a positive workplace culture where diversity is the norm and where inclusion is fostered. In an effort to mitigate bias in the hiring process, applicants’ personal information, such as your name and address, is hidden during initial review. Applicants are therefore encouraged to provide detailed education and work experience in the online application, which will be the primary focus of the initial review of your application. As your attached resume is also hidden during this review, please do not put “see resume” instead of listing duties under your work experience.

**This is a test designated position and subject to random drug and alcohol testing**

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Required Education and Experience


Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.


Activities Therapy Aide 6

No specific type or amount is required.

Activities Therapy Aide 7

One year of experience equivalent to an Activities Therapy Aide 6.

Activities Therapy Aide E8

Two years of experience equivalent to an Activities Therapy Aide, including one year equivalent to an Activities Therapy Aide 7.

Additional Requirements and Information

This position does require employees to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle within 6 months of hire.

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State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and can be worth 25% to 50% of salary depending on wages and benefits.

This page briefly explains some benefits provided under Civil Service rules or union contracts.

Leave Time

Full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year and 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.


State employees receive 13 scheduled holidays each year, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, just to name a few. State employees also receive Election Day off every other year.

Alternative Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.

Insurance and Other Benefits

Eligible employees can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMOs, and a High Deductible Health Plan with HSA. Other coverage includes vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health, prescription, dental and vision eligible expenses, dependent care expenses, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits (QTFB). Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, and long-term care insurance, auto/home insurance, identify theft protection, and legal services. For additional information, visit

Paid Parental Leave

Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount deducted from their paychecks.


Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match up to 3%. The Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: and . New hires can also receive up to a 2% employer match into a Personal Healthcare Fund and a lump-sum credit to a tax-deferred account if eligible. More information is available at the .

Expected salary: $19.11 – 24.54 per hour

Location: Marquette, MI

Job date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:15:34 GMT


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