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Rehabilitation Therapist (Youth)

Date Posted:  Jan 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  240184

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About NeuroDiagnostic Institute

NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, and operated in partnership with Community Health Network, delivers advanced evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and moves them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system. The NDI is a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $28,704.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


About the Job:

As the Rehabilitation Therapist, you will provide rehabilitation services in a state institution, hospital or community center through planning, organizing and conducting individual treatment programs in a specific area such as occupational therapy, recreation, music and vocational services. These services are designed to raise the functional level of patients/residents, enabling them to remain in the community, or if hospitalized, to return to the community. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:  


  • Participate in the development of individual patient and resident treatment plans. 
  • Assesses individual patient/resident interests, needs, skills and limitations to provide input into development of appropriate treatment plans and training programs. 
  • Plans and directs various rehabilitative activities for individual and group participation in accordance with treatment plans. 
  • Stimulates patient interest in activities to encourage their participation and progress. 
  • Advises and reinforces patients on acceptable social behavior. 
  • Prepares and maintains monthly reports, progress reports and daily documentation as necessary. 
  • Evaluates patient and resident progress as measured against treatment goals and objectives. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.   

What You'll Need for Success:

  • ​Bachelor's Degree required (course work in art, dance, music, horticultural, occupational therapy, physical education, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, special education, vocational rehabilitation, or accredited college training in a related field.  
  • One (1) year work experience in rehabilitation services to developmental disabilities, mental handicap, and substance abusers.   
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of assessing therapeutic needs and providing rehabilitation services. 
  • Specialized knowledge of symptoms and limitations of various mental and physical disabilities and ability to plan and execute effective rehabilitation methods. 
  • Specialized knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines for the care, treatment, and rights of the mentally challenged. 
  • Working knowledge of the role of other treatment disciplines such as psychology, social work, dietetics and nursing and ability to integrate the disciplines into overall treatment plan. 
  • Ability to formulate and implement individual treatment plans and rehabilitation programs and ensure the effective execution of plans and programs. 
  • Ability to effectively assess and document patient needs and progress. 
  • Ability to appropriately change or amend treatment plans to meet patient needs. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 


This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment.  


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis