HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Rehab Therapy Tech III/Vocational Services in ABILENE, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionRehab Therapy Tech IIICome work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you! The Rehabilitation Therapy Technician (RTT) performs routine habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Primary responsibilities include helping the habilitation/rehabilitation supervisor provide assistance to individuals for an assigned therapeutic specialty (e.g., supported employment job coaching and/or vocational rehabilitation and vocational/day program). Work involves assisting with services as directed by implementing treatment plans for assigned therapeutic specialty. May accompany individuals to and from activities and appointment. Performs housekeeping duties in therapeutic activity areas. Valid driverand#146;s license and ability to drive a state vehicle may be required, depending on the needs of the facility. Works under moderate supervision of the designated supervisor with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position may be OR is required to drive a state-owned vehicle.Essential Job FunctionsAttends 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. Prepares materials for assessments using the data from prior assessments and assists in conducting assessments as directed. Accompanies individuals to and from activities and appointments, if required. Prepares materials for therapeutic activities and maintains an adequate supply of materials. Performs housekeeping duties in therapeutic activity areas as instructed. Provides assistance to individuals for an assigned therapeutic specialty, (e.g., supported employment job coaching and/or vocational rehabilitation and vocational/day program) through hands-on methods. Performs direct contact observations and completes observation notes. Collects data related to treatment plans as instructed. Provides feedback to the interdisciplinary team about the individualand#146;s progress, works with Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to maintain a connection and assists with the development of treatment plans for the assigned discipline. Provides treatment goals that are feasible for the team to implement that are also in the best interest of the individual. Maintains current skills in relation to assigned responsibilities. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s ob https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=526328 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.