Rehab Therapy Tech II

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Terrell, TX
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.This position works Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. The Rehab Therapy Tech II is an entry level (journey-level) position assigned to the program of Rehabilitation Therapies. Performs routine work that involves providing habilitative and rehabilitative services for clients with mental impairments. Conducts or assists in conducting therapeutic activities for individuals or groups. Supervises the care and maintenance of Rehabilitation Therapies equipment. Plans special activities according to the patients' needs. Performs duties related to the evaluation of individualized program planning and instructional services. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Essential Job Functions:

1.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. 2.Serves as a role model while conducting activities and engaging with patients in order to provide therapeutic interventions as prescribed by the treatment team.3.Monitors program areas to ensure safe environment is maintained for patients and staff. 4.May train others in this area. 5.Documents on patients' attendance and their response to interventions offered in order to provide information regarding progress or regression to other disciplines.6.Procures and prepares materials for therapeutic activities in order to maintain an adequate supply and conduct activities as scheduled. 7.Escorts patients to and from hospital activities and functions.8.Maintains work area and completes housekeeping specific to assigned area in order to provide a clean, safe, and pleasant environment. 9.Will perform CPR, PMAB techniques correctly and safely, according to specifications taught in staff training. 10.Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery of continuity of operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or alternate locations. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

1.Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent 2.Knowledge of therapeutic methods and techniques in the rehabilitation therapy area of specialization and of mental illness 3.Understanding of continuous quality improvement 4.Understanding and compliance with hospital policies and procedures 5.Ability to plan work activities, to understand and carry out instructions, to maintain records, to prepare concise reports and to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form 6.Ability to demonstrate proficiency in leading groups 7.General computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook8.Skills in the use of equipment and materials used in therapeutic service activities 9.Ability to type a minimum of 25 wpm Registration or Licensure Requirements:

1.NoneInitial Selection Criteria:

1.High School diploma or equivalency. 2.Experience working with individuals diagnosed with a mental illness or experience leading recreation or educational groupsAdditional Information:

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, 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.Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.If you need assistance completing the online application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital operating procedures related to immunizations is required.MOS Code:

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. 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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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.