Department of Administrative Services

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant 2 (40 Hour) (8724FK)

$27.54-$36.97 Hourly / $2,203.04-$2,957.37 BiWeekly /
$57,499.08-$77,187.10 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility or institution this class is accountable for implementing at a paraprofessional level treatment plans designed by a professional therapist to improve or correct disorders in the intellectual, emotional or motor status of the individuals.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May have lead responsibility over lower level employees.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Works in a variety of rehabilitation services; implements rehabilitation activities; assists in planning rehabilitation activities and programs to improve or correct individual disorders; participates in interdisciplinary treatment teams; assumes some responsibility for training new employees and students; observes, reports and charts individual behavior or response; prepares records and reports; cleans areas and maintains equipment and supplies; may prepare treatment plans and screen individuals under supervision of a professional therapist; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of rehabilitation principles and practices; knowledge of physical and psychosocial disorders and their relationship to therapeutic techniques; knowledge of individual and group dynamics; knowledge of therapy equipment and supplies including proper care and maintenance; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to encourage, instruct and work effectively with individuals; ability in one or more art forms or crafts applicable to therapy program; ability to carry out instructions; ability to observe, report and chart individual behavior or response; ability to discern program results.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience working with individuals exhibiting intellectual, emotional, or motor status disorders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant 1 or its equivalent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. An Associate's Degree in a recognized therapeutic discipline may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
2. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience. In this case the Special Requirement must still be met.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a current certification as a Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Red Cross Advanced Life Saving and/or in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals and may have some exposure to moderately disagreeable conditions, infectious and/or communicable diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

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

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

FK 17

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant 2 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FK 17 approved effective February 16, 2018. (Revised to update language) Action No. 19-018

EFFECTIVE DATE

10/18/2019

CLASS: 8724FK; EST: 8/30/1963; REV: 10/25/2019;