STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B26

Class No. 4366

REGISTERED THERAPIST V

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) habilitation or therapeutic rehabilitation work. Work involves overseeing therapeutic rehabilitation activities for clients within a program area and managing habilitation or rehabilitation therapy service programs. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees therapeutic programs and activities, analyzes client needs, and implements programs to address client needs.

Oversees and coordinates quality assurance activities.

Coordinates volunteer activities affiliated with the rehabilitation therapy program.

Plans, develops, and administers schedules of activity.

Plans and develops in-service training programs.

Prepares and submits data for budgets.

Develops treatment protocols for specialty areas.

Reviews and analyzes progress reports.

Evaluates and delivers therapeutic treatment for clients.

May oversee adaptive equipment production, maintenance, and repair.

May conduct therapeutic research and disseminate findings.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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 administer therapy programs; to develop and conduct assessments; to coordinate program activities; to prepare budget requests; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

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


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17