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
Works under the
general supervision of a Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor or other employee of
higher grade; may receive direct instructions from physicians in individual
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
administers and implements a therapeutic program by utilizing a specific
therapy function to teach skills to correct disorders in intellectual,
emotional or motor status of an individual; writes and implements treatment
plans; plans, schedules and conducts individual and group activities; actively
participates in admission, treatment and discharge planning of an individual;
participates in interdisciplinary team meetings presenting cases and discussing
future treatment goals and objectives for an 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 required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
knowledge of principles and practices of a designated therapeutic 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 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of
professional experience in a rehabilitation art 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)
the existing specification for the class Rehabilitation Therapist 2 (Art) (40 Hour) in Salary Group FP 23
approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to implement House Bill No. 5444,
change Job Code Designation and modify content) Action No. 19-053