Therapist III

Recruitment #032421-MDKA04-350600

Introduction

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Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing Therapeutic therapy services to patients in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Work includes: administering treatment, preparing treatment plans based on evaluations, evaluating effect of treatment. The incumbent assists individuals in performance of activities, using supportive devices and providing feedback to families and treatment teams involved in the patient's care.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

THERAPIST

  • Administers treatment, applying knowledge of applicable therapy discipline. 
  • Plans and prepares written treatment plans based on evaluation of individual's data.
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatment to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Instructs, motivates and assists individuals in performance of various activities and use of support devices.
  • Instructs individuals, their families and other treatment staff in treatment procedures.
  • Prepares records and reports on individual's progress.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Therapist III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher.
  2. At least two years experience providing professional therapy services.
  3. Depending on job assignment possession of one of the following certification, license or registration:
  • Certified Music Therapist by the Certified Board for Music Therapists or eligible for certification.
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification or eligible for certification. 
  • Registered Art Therapist by the American Art Therapy Association or eligible for registration.
  • Registered Dance Therapist by the American Dance Therapy Association or eligible for registration.
  • Registered Drama Therapist by the National Association for Drama Therapy or eligible for registration.

Additional Posting Information

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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