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Rehabilitation Therapist

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  25629
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

Rehabilitation Therapist - Richmond State Hospital

About the Job:

The Rehabilitation Therapist provides rehabilitation services for Richmond State Hospital patients 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, enabling them to remain in the community, or if hospitalized, to return to the community.

A Day in the Life:

The Rehabilitation Therapist: 

  • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and participates in the development of individual patients’ treatment plans;
  • Assesses individual patient interests, needs, skills and limitations to provide input into the 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’ progress as measured against treatment goals and objectives;

 

What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school required.
  • 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;
What You'll Need For Success:
  • 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’ progress and to make recommendations regarding effective rehabilitation activities.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana