Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210210-6455FP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has a long history of "Serving Those Who Served" since 1864.  Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect.  We pride ourselves on fostering these qualifies as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them.  

DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill.  There are two paths for residency at the DVA:  

  • Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and  
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance.  

Are you a self-starter?  Do you have a passion for supporting others?  Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector?  If so, we want you to join us!  

We are seeking to hire one qualified Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 2 (PCN: 90545) to join our team!  This position is full-time, 40 hours weekly.  The work schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

DVA is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients; built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them. 

You will discover the opportunity to: 

  • Engage in a rewarding career;  
  • Make a difference in the public sector;  
  • Assist our clients so they can achieve success; and 
  • Work in a collaborative team environment. 

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!  We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.  

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.  

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.  You do not have to attach these documents to your application.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising all habilitation/rehabilitation therapy activities in a small to medium sized facility or institution, including, but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and communication therapy programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises, plans, directs, evaluates and oversees implementation of rehabilitation/habilitation programs; develops diagnostic tools and administrative policies and procedures for application of a therapeutic function; supervises and instructs professional staff and intern therapists in new techniques and implementation of therapeutic procedures; supervises therapists and reviews their reports; provides inservice training; supervises individual or small group activities, conducts and/or participates in clinics and case conferences providing consultation to attending physician or other discipline representatives regarding individuals level of functioning, treatment plan and progress; makes referrals to other disciplines for further individual assessment; prepares and maintains reports of individuals diagnosis, treatment and progress; meets with other discipline and/or department heads to coordinate specific therapy programs with other programs in facility; maintains and orders supplies and equipment; conducts rehabilitation therapy staff meetings to discuss clinical and administrative issues; may act for Director of Rehabilitation Therapies in his or her absence; may assess individuals and formulate treatment programs; may maintain liaison with local and state agencies for continuance of habilitation/rehabilitation therapy upon individual discharge; may make home visits; may participate in ad hoc intradepartmental and interdepartmental committee meetings; may represent rehabilitation therapy department by speaking to community groups; may make or supervise making of adaptive equipment; may act as Assistant Director of Therapies in a large facility; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of designated therapeutic disciplines; considerable knowledge of physical and/or intellectual disorders; knowledge of community services; knowledge of individual and group dynamics; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable skill in instructing and supervising others in practice of several therapeutic disciplines; ability to plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in a recognized professional therapeutic discipline providing program evaluation, planning and application for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have included either the supervision of professional therapists or programmatic and administrative responsibility for a therapy program.
Note: For state employees this is interpreted as one (1) year of experience at the level of Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 1 or its equivalent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in a recognized therapeutic discipline such as art, dance, horticulture, music, recreation or other related discipline may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in: 

  • Supervising in a skilled nursing facility (SNF); 
  • Teaching and educating staff and residents; 
  • Working and collaborating with all levels of an organization including leadership; 
  • Minimum Data Set (MDS); 
  • Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM); 
  • Geriatric rehabilitation; 
  • Regulations and required documentation for SNF; 
  • Medicare B: and 
  • Leading an interdisciplinary team.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.