REHAB THERAPY TECH II Classroom Services
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Rusk, TX

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Rehab Therapy Tech II The Rehab Therapist Technician II: (Classroom Based)
Performs routine (journey-level) rehabilitation therapy work.
Provides structured therapeutic programming classes and leisure activities.
Writes progress notes used to communicate client information to other staff.
Works under moderate supervision of the designated Rehab Therapy Technician III Supervisor with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Performs housekeeping duties in therapeutic activity areas.
Has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property.
Must understand that duties, location of job assignment, and shift pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital.
Must understand that duties include exposure to blood and infectious materials.
Maintains work area and completes housekeeping specific to assigned area to provide a clean, safe and pleasant environment.
Will perform CPR techniques correctly and safely according to the specification of the American Heart Association.
Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

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. Will serve as role model while conducting activities in order to provide therapeutic interventions as prescribed by the treatment team. This includes monitoring patients to ensure their safety. (60%)
EJF 2. Documents patients's attendance and response to interventions offered in order to provide information regarding progress or regression to other disciplines. (15%)
EJF 3. Procures and prepares materials for therapeutic activities in order to maintain an adequate supply and conduct activities as scheduled. (5%)
EJF 4. Attends mandatory training (including weekly staff meetings, quarterly competency training, workshops, etc.) in order to ensure staff competency and development. (5%)
EJF 5. Maintains work area and completes housekeeping specific to assigned area in order to provide a clean, safe and pleasant environment. (PRN)
EJF 6. Prepares weekly lesson/activity planners in accordance with departmental guidelines. (10%) EJF 7. Will perform CPR techniques correctly and safely according to the specifications of the American Heart Association. (PRN)
EJF 8. Will perform other duties as assigned in order to ensure services are provided. 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. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to learn approved methods of instructing, managing and supervising patients with mental impairments in the various categories of therapeutic activities.
Basic knowledge of mental illness and mental deficits.
Ability to learn the use of equipment, tools and materials/lesson plans used in therapeutic activities.
Ability to learn to communicate in an effective/appropriate manner.
Physical ability to perform PMAB and CPR. * Ability to enter progress notes used to communicate client information to other staff.
Ability to provide rehabilitative therapy, to maintain records, to prepare concise reports and to communicate therapeutically and effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience assisting in therapeutic activities.
Experience managing and supervising psychiatric patients.
Specific training in mental health issues.
Texas Driver's License.
Certification as a van driver.
Commercial driver's license.
Experience using Microsoft Office software.
Certified Lifeguard.
Certified in sign language.
Bilingual.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Texas drivers license.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience using computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
High School Diploma (or equivalent) or college/graduate degree in a related field.

Additional Information:
WORK HOURS: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY. Applicants are required to develop a lesson plan and utilize it in teaching a mock class. Lesson topic is "Positive Choices" and/or "Staying Safe." Your presentation must be at least 5 minutes long, but no longer than 10 minutes and may include a handout or other visuals if you desire.
This is a DSHS State Hospital direct client contact position. 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 AccessHR 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.
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