Rehab Therapy Tech I/Vocational Services Tech
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Rehab Therapy Tech I
The Rehabilitation Therapy Technician (RTT) I Performs entry-level
habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Work involves
providing habilitative and rehabilitative services to clients with
mental impairments. Works under close supervision, with minimal
latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
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.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Other EJFs not standardized - from SAO website
* Studies clients' behavior to determine the need for and value of
therapeutic activities and notes clients' progress.
* Writes progress notes used to communicate client information to
* Accompanies clients to and from activities and appointments.
* Assists in instructing clients in therapeutic activities, such as
arts, crafts, drama, music, printing, sewing, and recreation; and
provides feedback regarding clients' progress.
* Assists in the preparation of materials for therapeutic
activities and maintains an adequate supply of materials.
* Performs housekeeping duties in therapeutic activity areas.
* Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
* Knowledge of the therapeutic methods and techniques in the
rehabilitative therapy area of specialization, and of mental
illness and mental disabilities.
* Ability to provide rehabilitative therapy and to communicate
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later
than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state
driver's license must provide an original certified driving record
from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record
required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy Initial Selection
Experience in working or volunteering with people who have
intellectual and developmental disabilities or in performing
therapeutic work is preferred, but not required.
One of the following is required:
Paid or unpaid experience in aiding therapists conducting a
therapeutic specialty (e.g. music therapy, therapeutic recreation,
dance/movement therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
psychology or vocation rehabilitation); or
Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; or
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
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.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Personal protective equipment required and provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Vaccines available for employees
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 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
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agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
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