$46.79-$63.80 Hourly / $3,743.53-$5,103.95 BiWeekly /
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 employee of higher grade.
Supervises a large rehabilitation therapy staff assigned to the program.
Directs the staff and operations of the rehabilitation therapy program; coordinates, plans and manages program activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the program budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of the program who might impact on program activities; recruits staff; 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 the overall client treatment plan; may attend, participate in and chair interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary committees; supervises the 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 the department; may provide treatment to a limited number of clients; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of rehabilitation therapy; considerable knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy and individual and group dynamics as applied to rehabilitation therapy; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of community services; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
Two (2) years of experience in the supervision of professional therapists or programmatic and administrative responsibility for a therapy program at or above the level of Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Physical Therapy Supervisor or Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 1.
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.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a certificate in life saving from the American Red Cross.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Rehabilitation Therapies in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised for the Department of Developmental Services)
Action No. 20-031