$72.38-$72.38 Hourly / $5,066.61-$5,066.61 BiWeekly /
In a state facility, this class is accountable for the assessment, planning and application of professional physical therapy for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
Works under the general supervision of a physical therapist or other employee of higher grade; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
Works under the general supervision of an Occupational Therapist or other employee of higher grade.
Assesses individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities for occupational therapy activities; gives individual and group instructions to individuals in various occupational therapy activities including but not limited to activities of daily living, independent living skills, sensorimotor skills and performance components, psychosocial skill and performance components, therapeutic adaptations and specialized assessments; determines appropriate activities for individuals consistent with physician prescription; consults with supervisors, physicians and other professionals regarding individual treatment plans as needed; makes recommendations based on individual progress; requisitions and distributes supplies and materials; maintains records and reports on individual care and administrative matters; participates in or conducts training programs for staff therapists, occupational therapy and nursing students; escorts individuals on trips into community; performs duties in individual home or community setting; serves on treatment teams; attends workshops and lectures on occupational therapy and related topics; makes adaptive equipment; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP); may supervise occupational therapy students after one year of experience; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy; knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy and individual and group dynamics as applied to occupational therapy; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in application of occupational therapy techniques; ability to gain interest, cooperation and confidence of individuals; ability to utilize computer software.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary permit to practice physical therapy may be issued by the Department of Public Health pending completion of the full licensure process.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury and to moderately disagreeable conditions while providing treatment to individuals.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement’s compensation guidelines.