Rehab Therapy Tech I - Speech

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Mexia, TX
The therapist technician is appointed by the speech pathologist with the approval of the Director of Habilitation Programs. Supervision will be provided by the speech pathologist. The therapist technician provides routine technical habilitation/rehabilitation assistance in the area of speech pathology programming and/or evaluations. The therapist technician documents appropriate and pertinent information concerning client treatment and/or scheduling and effectively conveys information to the speech pathologist. Essential Job Functions:

EJF 1 (30%) Assists the speech pathologist in the delivery of services EJF 2 (35%) Distributes and files appropriate lists and reports EJF 3 (20%) Monitors communication devices EJF 4 (15%) Types monthly progress notes Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or locationKnowledge Skills Abilities:

1. Knowledge of the therapeutic methods and techniques in the rehabilitation therapy area of speech pathology. 2.Ability to interact with individuals living at the state school in a manner which fosters dignity, trust and confidence. 3. Ability to learn/practice good team interaction. 4. Ability to demonstrate appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with individuals, their families and state school staff. 5. Ability to follow complex written or verbal directions. 6. Execute work under conditions involving emotional stress and physical stamina. 7. Have a working knowledge of basic principles and techniques of speech pathology in working with people with mental retardation. 8. Physical ability to be mobile and travel to assigned locations. 9. Physical ability to read a large amount of information in a timely manner to keep informed and updated and in order to complete required documentation. 10. Knowledge of prevention and management of aggressive behavior (PMAB) techniques with the ability to appropriately apply this knowledge in necessary situations. 11. Strength and flexibility to safely perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and PMAB techniques. 12. Able to perform in the following working conditions: indoors in well-lighted and ventilated rooms and automobiles, with occasional exposure to outdoor elements; subject to exposure to communicable diseases; subject to possible harm or danger due to clients engaging in aggressive and/or violent behaviors. Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED, plus one (1) year of experience assisting in therapeutic activities. Successful completion of a therapist technician training program may substitute for six (6) months of experience. Initial Selection Criteria:

High school education or GED, MSS Silver Pin preferred, and 1 year of experience working with persons with mental retardations. Additional Information:

Requisition # 384044Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position.MOS Code:

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

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