Department of Administrative Services

Rehabilitation Therapist 2 (Art) (40 Hour) (6900FP)

$34.05-$46.15 Hourly / $2,724.03-$3,692.23 BiWeekly /
$71,097.18-$96,367.20 Yearly


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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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 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

Considerable 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

Incumbents 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury and moderately disagreeable conditions while providing treatment to individuals.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FP 23

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces 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

EFFECTIVE DATE

10/1/2019

CLASS: 6900FP; EST: 1/23/1983; REV: 12/5/2019;