Therapist III

Recruitment #073119-MDKA04-350600

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 effectiveness 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.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Possession of a Delaware clinical license in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing or related field OR eligibility for a Delaware license, or a Delaware clinical certification such as Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

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.

  • 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. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification or eligible for certification.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 02/01/2020 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

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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