STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B20

Class No. 4363

REGISTERED THERAPIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) habilitation or therapeutic rehabilitation work. Work involves providing clients with therapeutic rehabilitation services and activities. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Delivers therapeutic treatments to clients.

Plans therapy activities, analyzes individual needs of clients, and outlines and executes programs to address client needs.

Instructs therapeutic staff in conducting habilitation or rehabilitation activities.

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.

Selects the appropriate therapy techniques for accomplishing the motions, actions, or therapeutic outlets prescribed for the client.

May train others.

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, and of psychology.

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, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

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


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17