The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant 2 at the Whiting Forensic Hospital. POSITION # 00080722. THIS IS A HAZARDOUS DUTY POSITION. This position will provide split coverage between Unit 1 and Unit 3 of the Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown, CT. This is a part-time thirty-two (32) hour per week position.
The work schedule is, as follows:
Sunday 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Monday - Thursday 12:45PM - 7:45PM
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you have submitted your application into the JobAps System.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Julianne Wheeler, DMHAS HR, 860-262-5658, Julianne.Wheeler@ct.gov.
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 mental, emotional or motor status of the patients and/or clients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Works in a variety of rehabilitation services; implements rehabilitation activities; assists in planning rehabilitation activities and programs to improve or correct patient/client disorders; participates in interdisciplinary treatment teams; assumes some responsibility for training new employees and students; observes, reports and charts patient/client behavior or response; prepares records and reports; cleans areas and maintains equipment and supplies; may prepare treatment plans and screen patients/clients 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 patients and/or clients; ability in one or more art forms or crafts applicable to therapy program; ability to carry out instructions; ability to observe, report and chart patient/client behavior or response; ability to discern program results.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience working with patients and/or clients exhibiting mental, 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.
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 will be required to be bilingual.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients and/or clients and may have some exposure to moderately disagreeable conditions, infectious and/or communicable diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.