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Rehabilitation Therapist

Date Posted:  Aug 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  14655
Location: 

Logansport, IN, US, 46947

Summary/Objective:

The Rehabilitation Therapist provides 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.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and participates in the development of individual patients’/residents’ 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 patients’ 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;
  • Supervises, trains and coordinates activities of non-professional and lower-level direct-care staff;
  • Evaluates patients’/residents’ progress as measured against treatment goals and objectives;

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.  

Preferred Experience:

Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university with course work in one or combination of the following:  Adaptive physical education, art therapy, dance therapy, horticultural therapy, msic therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, special education, therapeutic recreation, vocational rehabilitation or related area.  

Prior experience or course work with intellectually developmentally disabled, psychiatric, mental health, substance abuse or physical rehab in a clinic, community or hopsital setting preferred.

Requirements:

  • Specialized knowledge of purposes, principles and practices of providing rehabilitation services usually with emphasis on recreation, music, vocational or occupational therapy;
  • Working knowledge of causes, symptoms and limitations of various mental and developmental disabilities and methods of rehabilitation;
  • Ability to provide input into development of individual treatment plans integrating rehabilitation programs into an interdisciplinary approach to treatment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals of all functioning levels and to lead individual and group activities;
  • Ability to train, supervise and coordinate work of lower-level professionals and non-professionals;
  • Ability to evaluate patients’/residents’ progress and to make recommendations regarding effective rehabilitation activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

No direct reports.

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