Habilitation Therapies Director
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Mexia, TX

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Manager IV
The Director of Habilitation Therapies (Manager VI) is appointed by and responsible to the Assistant Director of Programs with the approval of the Facility Director. The Habilitation Therapies Director performs highly advanced administrative and clinical work, is responsible for daily operations and activities, long-range planning and management of the Habilitation Therapies Department and coordination and implementation of therapeutic programming. The Habilitation Therapies Manager participates in the development of facility policies, procedures and goals related to the Division. The Manager works under limited supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. The Habilitation Therapies Department is normally comprised of the following units: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Audiology, and the Wheelchair Shop. The manager serves as a clinical resource/expert in the therapies represented and in all aspects of Physical/Nutritional Management. Administrative responsibilities include: development of procedures, personal management, interdepartmental planning, budget development and management, tracking of expenditures, and quality assurance. The Manager directly supervises the section managers and has line management authority over all staff assigned. The Manager works closely with the DADS Coordinator of Habilation Therapy Services to share and facilitate best practices, insure uniformity of procedures, support system values and mission, and to assist the Coordinator to complete projects as requested.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
EJF 1. (10%) Ensures that Physical Nutritional Management, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy/Audiology, Wheelchair Fabrication and other programs in the division are effective and meet licensure, ICF-MR, and other standards as applicable.

EJF 2. (15%) Performs administrative functions of position including: formulation/maintenance of departmental goals, policies, and procedures; and participation in facility management activities.

EJF 3. (10%) Performs personnel activities as hiring, supervising and evaluating staff and fostering recruitment and retention of professional staff in order to maintain adequate staff to perform necessary programming.

EJF 4. (10%) Ensures assistive equipment provided by the department meets the needs of the consumers for whom it is prescribed and is of appropriate design and fit.

EJF 5. (15%) Completes audits of diagnostic evaluations, therapeutic programs, PNMT documentation and monitors treatments/programs as indicated.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of therapy services including state-of-the-art practices.

Ability to plan, supervise, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of assigned services and staff.

Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form to individuals or groups including presentations, professional papers, procedures, technical reports, and budget narratives.

Ability to employ administrative/management skills to make effective decisions to benefit client services.

Ability to coordinate separate programs into a comprehensive plan.

Ability to plan activities, complete complex tasks and make varied decisions within broad parameters and minimal supervision.

Completion of required supervisory training within 90 days of employment.

Working knowledge of applicable ICF standards, Commissioner's Rules, Essential Elements, and laws/regulations/professional practices.

Demonstrate values in line with facility workplace and service values.

Basic understanding and ability to utilize comptuers.

Knowledge of methodology and program development for people with developmentally disabilities.

Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff at all levels, individuals served, parents, guardians, and other stakeholders.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current license, registration or certification in one of the habilitation therapy specialties.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Current license, registration or certification in one of the rehabilitation therapy specialties. Degree in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Audiology plus experience as a registered or licensed rehabilitation therapist, including experience in program development and administration. Ongoing clinical experience in specific practice area required.

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, DPS criminal background check and Individual 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.

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.