The Registered Therapist IV at DADS performs advanced therapeutic habilitation services in the areas of speech language pathology and/or audiology. This position performs and interprets assessments and renders therapeutic treatment to consumers. Work may involve but is not limited to evaluation and fabrication of ear molds, augmentative communication devices and assessment of hearing aides. Closely collaborates and performs liaison duties with otolaryngologist. Determines communication potential and provides remediation for a wide range of individuals with communication deficits and physical disabilities. The RT IV participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement at the local and state level. May plan, assign and supervise the work of departmental staff. The RT IV works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Administers and interprets assessment, interviews clients/staff and recommends treatment plan and renders therapeutic treatments to consumers.
Plans, develops, and implements treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain consumer’s level of function.
Performs habilitation testing, programming, reporting and researching clinical services.
Assists in equipment production, maintenance, and repair programs and designs and prepares plans and specifications for custom and adaptive equipment.
Reviews and analyzes assessments, progress reports, incident reports, and medical consults.
Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to therapeutic services at the local and state level.
Supervises the work of others.
Performs training programs for both consumers and staff.
Participates in student internships’ programs for both local and nationwide colleges.
Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Experience in habilitative or therapeutic rehabilitation work.
Knowledge of the principles of habilitative therapy and their application to the treatment of individuals with cognitive impairments or developmental disabilities.
Knowledgeable in assessment and treatment planning in individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.
Ability to prescribe and construct adaptive or augmentative/communication devices.
Ability to impart general and specific information about HT, MR, CP, anatomy, physiology, and treatment techniques to persons with varying levels or experience.
Ability to follow instructions and base decisions on current policies.
Skill in written and oral presentation.
Ability to work well with staff and assume leadership role as indicated.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university program with major course work in one of the recognized therapeutic rehabilitation activities is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Must be Licensed Therapist in one of the therapy specialties.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Current Licensure in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology, and Certificate of Clinical Competency. Stable work history. Prefer work history in therapeutic habilitation services in the areas of speech language pathology and/or audiology.
The Brenham Market rate salary is $6,462.83.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - 20 months ago