STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 4362

REGISTERED THERAPIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) habilitation or rehabilitation therapy work. Work involves providing clients with therapeutic rehabilitation activities. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Delivers therapeutic treatments to clients.

Instructs clients in various rehabilitation therapy techniques, including occupational, physical, speech and hearing, music, recreation, or education therapies.

Assigns therapeutic activities to clients and reports reactions.

Prepares reports on clients’ progress in treatment, physical changes, and emotional reactions.

Develops assessment tools and techniques and conducts rehabilitation assessments.

Promotes and plans recreational activities and environmental safety and comfort measures.

Assists in planning therapy activities and programs for clients.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in therapeutic rehabilitation work. Graduation from an accredited college or university program with major coursework in one of the recognized therapeutic rehabilitation activities is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of therapy principles and techniques.

Skill in the use of rehabilitation and orthopedic equipment, materials, and tools; in the repair of rehabilitation therapy equipment; and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to plan therapy programs, to develop and conduct assessments, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be a licensed therapist in one of the therapy specialties.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17