STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A06

Class No. 5050

REHABILITATION THERAPY TECHNICIAN I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Work involves providing habilitative and rehabilitative services to clients with mental impairments. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Studies clients’ behavior to determine the need for and value of therapeutic activities and notes clients’ progress.

Writes progress notes used to communicate client information to other staff.

Accompanies clients to and from activities and appointments.

Assists in instructing clients in therapeutic activities, such as arts, crafts, drama, music, printing, sewing, and recreation; and provides feedback regarding clients’ progress.

Assists in the preparation of materials for therapeutic activities and maintains adequate supply of materials.

Performs housekeeping duties in therapeutic activity areas.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in therapeutic work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the therapeutic methods and techniques in the rehabilitative therapy area of specialization, and of mental illness and mental disabilities.

Ability to provide rehabilitative therapy and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17