Rehab Therapy Tech II (11am-7pm) on BMTP

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission

    Job Description

    Rehab Therapy Tech II

    This position is for a Rehab Therapy Tech II on the Behavior Management Treatment Program (BMTP.)

    This is an 11am-7pm position (Monday-Friday) and will require some work on weekends.

    You MUST address EACH of the INITIAL CRITERIA on your work history of your application to be considered for this position.

    Performs moderately complex-level rehabilitation therapy work with patients in a Forensic Psychiatric setting. Work involves providing rehabilitative services to clients with mental impairments utilizing the principles of social learning. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

    Must understand that duties, location of work, and shift patterns are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Works under potential hazardous conditions and may receive hazardous duty pay.

    HIPPA Access: Health Care: PHI 1-B. this employee has full access to a limited set of records in accordance with HIPPA.

    Works as part of a treatment team and communicates effectively with supervisor and co-workers. Documents patients' response to therapeutic interventions. Occupational hazards include the potential for physical injury and stress associated with potentially violent persons with mental illness in a maximum security, forensic, psychiatric setting.

    Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    • Under supervision, conducts skill training, structured leisure and educational activities for patients residing on the unit. This includes structured groups, evening activities, point store, and large group special activities. (75%)

    • Provides structured activities in a safe therapeutic environment. (4%)

    • Ensures that equipment and supplies required for activities are available and in good repair. (4%)

    • Completes required documentation and necessary paperwork as assigned. (5%)

    • Takes initiative for identifying needs specific to programming and writing curriculum, goals, and objectives for same. (5%)

    • May train others. (2%)

    •In the absence of the supervisor, may coordinate Central Rehab clinical activities, serving as liaison between BMTP treatment teams and central rehab. (2%)

    • Performs related work as assigned. (3%)

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, plus six (6) months of work experience in a Rehab related field.

    Six (6) months of experience in conducting therapeutic rehabilitative activities.

    Each year (30 semester hours) of accredited college work in a field related to rehabilitation therapy may substitute for the required work experience on a year-for-year basis.

    •Thorough understanding of the principles and applications of Psychosocial rehabilitation and Social Learning Theory.

    •Thorough understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and aggressive behavior and treatment implications of same.

    • Knowledge of Psychiatric Rehab concepts and have ability to present the materials to advance patient learning.

    • Computer knowledge and skill.

    • Ability/willingness to work with supervisor, co-workers and follow established policy and procedures.

    • Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of planning and conducting activities for mentally and physically ill patients (develop curricula, lesson plans, and conduct skills training classes with minimal supervision).

    •Shall demonstrate on an on-going basis acceptable skills in conducting skill training classes using the principles of active- directive teaching.

    Ability to document behavioral responses of patient progress accurately without supervision.

    • Ability to exercise good discretionary judgement in the conduct of duties.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.

    At least six (6) months of experience in conducting therapeutic rehabilitative groups and activities.

    Must be able to work hours other than 8-5 and must be able to work some evenings/weekends.

    Each year (30 semester hours) of accredited college work in a field related to rehabilitation therapy may substitute for the required work experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Stable work history including good attendance and good current job references; Must have good, current evaluations; Must have at least 6 months of experience teaching/training in rehabilitative therapies.

    Prefer someone with at least 2 years experience working in a mental health setting and at least one year of experience teaching/training in rehabilitative therapies, possessing skills in music, art, and/or recreation.

    Additional Information:
    This is an 11am-7pm position (Monday-Friday) and will require some work on weekends.

    The posted salary is base pay only. An increase of 6.8% will be added for hazard duty pay.

    MOS Code:
    Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68L, 65A, 65B, HM, 4C0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 556640826Posted: 2020-05-21