Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Rehabilitation Therapist 2 (Art) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200616-6900XC-002

Introduction

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 emotional disabilities.

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.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.