In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for directing a comprehensive rehabilitation therapy program.
Receives administrative direction from a Regional Administrator or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs a large rehabilitation therapy staff assigned to the program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the rehabilitation therapy program;
Coordinates, plans and manages program activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of program budget;
Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of program who might impact on program activities;
Prepares administrative reports and grant applications;
Establishes objectives of continuing education and student programs;
Coordinates rehabilitation therapy treatment programs and objectives to ensure consistency with overall client treatment plan;
Supervises maintenance, scheduling, inventory, rules and conduct, repair and safety checks of assigned large indoor and outdoor facilities, buildings and other structures related to rehabilitation therapy programs;
Develops and supervises research projects;
Orders and distributes equipment and supplies for department;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May attend, participate in and chair interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary committees;
May provide treatment to a limited number of clients;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of rehabilitation therapy;
anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy and individual and group dynamics as applied to rehabilitation therapy;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in the supervision of professional therapists or programmatic and administrative responsibility for a therapy program at the level of an Occupational Therapy Supervisor, a Physical Therapy Supervisor or a Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 1.
Incumbents in this class, if required to provide direct occupational or physical therapeutic treatment to clients, must be registered as a licensed Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist in the State of Connecticut or possess a temporary permit to practice Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy at the time of appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a certificate in life saving from the American Red Cross.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Rehabilitation Therapies in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective June 29, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007