The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
The incumbent in this position will be responsible for assist in planning rehabilitation activities and programs in order to assist patients with transitioning to the community.
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) has one current full-time job opportunity for a Rehabilitation Therapist 2 (Art) within the Connecticut Valley Hospital Patient Central Services, 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457. The schedule is Sunday through Thursday (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and Tuesday 11 a.m to 7 p.m). The position number is 44428.
State of Connecticut employees participate in competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Christine.Martin@ct.gov DMHAS HR, or at (860) 262-7198.
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
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
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.
this class may be exposed to some danger of injury and moderately disagreeable
conditions while providing treatment to individuals.
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.