STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A12

Class No. 5053

REHABILITATION THERAPY TECHNICIAN IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Work involves overseeing and/or providing and evaluating therapeutic programs for clients with mental impairments. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and instructs clients in therapeutic activities, such as arts, crafts, drama, music, printing, sewing, and recreation.

Oversees the maintenance of facilities in assigned therapeutic work areas.

Prepares and reviews reports on clients’ attendance and their responses to treatments, which includes documenting changes in clients’ attitudes and progress and recommending changes in activities based on observations.

Monitors the inventory of equipment and supplies.

Develops and completes client rehabilitative assessments.

Evaluates treatment plans for assigned therapeutic specialty.

Provides fitness, leisure, and recreation skill training and activities to enhance development related to identified deficiencies and to maintain clients’ maximum physical ability.

Provides instruction and training regarding treatment plans.

Monitors the implementation of program objectives.

Assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring new therapeutic programs.

May ensure the satisfactory completion of paperwork in order to meet applicable standards and procedures.

May assist with developing, implementing, and conducting weekly support groups.

May supervise the work of others.

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

Skill in the use of equipment, tools, and materials used in therapeutic service activities.

Ability to provide rehabilitative therapy, to prepare concise reports, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17