PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state facility this class is accountable
for the planning, administration, implementation and evaluation of professional
therapy programs in a recognized therapeutic discipline for individuals with
physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities.
Works under the general supervision of a Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; may receive direct instructions from physicians in individual cases.
May lead Rehabilitation Therapists 1, other professionals and/or therapy assistants and interns; may provide training, consultation and direction to direct care staff on issues and activities relating to specialty.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Selects, plans, administers and implements a
therapeutic program by utilizing the music therapy function to teach skills to
correct disorders in intellectual, emotional or motor status of a individual;
writes and implements treatment plans; plans, schedules and conducts individual
and group activities; actively participates in admission, treatment and
discharge planning of a individual; participates in interdisciplinary team
meetings presenting cases and discussing future treatment goals and objectives
for a individual; participates in institutional, professional and community
groups and/or task forces; participates in staff meetings and on
interdisciplinary committees; trains and supervises staff and individuals in
application of a specific discipline; provides in-service training to other
staff; attends and participates in workshops and conferences; gathers and uses
data from observation and diagnostic tests to develop goals and new activities;
coordinates therapy services with other disciplines such as occupational or
physical therapy; selects appropriate materials and implements a therapeutic
program to meet needs of individual; maintains and orders equipment; observes,
records and evaluates individual progress; may transport and escort individuals
to community functions; may teach direct care and paraprofessional staff in
application of a specific therapy; may make adaptive equipment; may serve as a
Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional; performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and
practices of the therapeutic music discipline; knowledge of physical and intellectual
disorders; knowledge of individual and group dynamics; considerable
interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill
in evaluating individual needs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice music 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of
professional experience in a rehabilitation music therapy program performing
such activities as program evaluation, planning and application for individuals
with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Note: For state employees this will be interpreted as one (1) year of
experience at the level of Rehabilitation Therapist 1 or its equivalent.
1. 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 the 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 moderately disagreeable 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 2 (Music) (37.5 Hour) in Salary
Group XC 23 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to update Minimum
Qualifications, change Job Class Designation and modify content) Action No.