STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A14

Class No. 5054

REHABILITATION THERAPY TECHNICIAN V

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Work involves assisting in the development, implementation, and execution of a planned and assigned program of habilitative and rehabilitative therapy.  May 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 and instructs clients in therapeutic activities, such as arts, crafts, drama, music, printing, sewing, and recreation.

Oversees and evaluates 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.

Oversees the inventory of equipment and supplies.

Oversees the maintenance of facilities in assigned therapeutic work areas.

Oversees the completion of paperwork in order to meet applicable standards and procedures.

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

Develops, organizes, and implements support workshops and support groups on various topics of interests and importance in living with mental illness. 

Develops, implements, and monitors new therapeutic programs.

Develops and completes clients’ rehabilitative assessments.

May assign and/or 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 plan work activities, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17