In a state facility this class is accountable for the evaluation, planning
and application of a recognized therapeutic discipline to provide treatment for
individuals with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is the junior working level within the professional
rehabilitation series. Incumbents in this class provide direct care to individuals
with disabilities in the area of art therapy. Promotion to the working level
normally occurs once incumbents have demonstrated solid job content knowledge
and the ability to independently perform the full range of professional duties.
It is possible that incumbents would remain at the junior working level if the
organization does not require the range of duties appropriate to the full
working level or if the incumbent is not able to independently perform the
range of working level duties.
Works under the general supervision of a Rehabilitation Therapist 2 or
other designated employee of higher grade; receives closer supervision when
performing more advanced tasks.
lead Rehabilitation Therapy Assistants, direct care aides or rehabilitation
therapy and nursing students; may provide training, consultation and direction
to direct care staff on issues and activities relating to the specialty.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Evaluates individuals level of functioning by assessing behavior and reviewing
medical, social and emotional case histories; writes and implements treatment
plans using a specific modality; conducts individual and group activities,
consulting with other professionals and selecting appropriate techniques and
materials to teach skills to correct disorders in intellectual, emotional or
motor status of an individual; attends case conferences, actively participating
in admission, treatment and discharge planning; observes, records and evaluates
individual progress; participates in or assists in conducting training programs
for staff therapists and rehabilitation and nursing students; uses data from
observation and diagnostic evaluations to develop goals and new activities;
administers and interprets evaluations in specialty areas; requisitions and
distributes supplies; adapts musical, art and recreational equipment used in
designated discipline; may attend workshops and conferences; may transport and
escort individuals to off grounds activities; may perform prevocational
activities with individuals; may participate in and plan special activities
within community; may perform duties in individual home or community setting;
may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional; performs
related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of the therapeutic art discipline;
knowledge of physical and intellectual disorders; knowledge of individual and
group dynamics; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written
communication skills; skill in application of therapeutic techniques.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice art therapy as
issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the
applicable Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary license may be granted for
a period not to exceed one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a certificate
as a Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.), and/or lifesaving (CPR, First Aid) from
the American Red Cross.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language
or proficient in use of American Sign Language in certain positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury and to
moderately disagreeable job conditions while providing treatment to individuals
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Rehabilitation
Therapist 1 (Art) (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group XC 19 approved effective July
4, 2008. (Revised to implement House Bill No. 5444, change Job Code Designation
and modify content) Action No. 19-053