Under the general supervision of the Rehab Therapy Tech V, the Rehabilitation Therapy Tech II performs routine (journey level) rehabilitation therapy work to patients, in a Forensic Psychiatric setting with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs rehabilitation therapy work in a social learning environment by serving as teacher, trainer, and coach to patients with mental impairments to maintain an effective learning and rehabilitative environment utilizing the vocational mediums of screen-printing, sublimation, and packaging. Performs delivery and customer service tasks for Nortex Industries (North Texas State Hospital’s Vocational Services Program), by ensuring timely delivery of product to customers within North Central Texas and Southern Central Oklahoma. Will shop and purchase supplies for workshops from community vendors on an HHS procurement credit card. Abides by all NTSH policies and procedures as well as maintains an effective, harmonious working relationship with all Vocational Services’ staff and customers.
Occupational hazards include the potential for physical injury and stress associated with serving mentally ill persons with a potential for violent behavior in a work environment using power equipment and tools.
HIPPA Access: Health Care: PHI 1-B. This employee has full access to a limited set of record in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
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.
Will set up and manage booths for special events. (10%)
Knowledge of therapeutic methods and techniques in the rehabilitation therapy area of specialization.
Ability to provide rehabilitative therapy and communicate effectively.
Knowledge of Psychiatric Rehab concepts and have the ability to present materials to advance patient learning.
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of planning and conducting activities for mentally and physically ill patients.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
Basic Internet and computer skills.
Good work ethic.
Ability/willingness to work with supervisor, co-workers and follow established policy and procedures.
Must continually present self as a role model to all persons.
Ability to exercise good discretionary judgment in the conduct of duties and to keep information confidential.
Ability to prioritize and organize customer orders and ensure their timely delivery.
Ability to drive a state vehicle and maintain an excellent driving record.
Valid Texas driver’s license
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent. Valid Texas driver’s license with number provided on application.
Must be able to work independently. 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.
68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1
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