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Rehabilitation Teacher III

Job in TX Texas - USA , 76667
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Contract position
Listed on 2021-01-30
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Mexia
Rehabilitation Teacher III The Rehabilitation Teacher III is appointed by and accountable to the Skill Acquisition Plan (SAP) Coordination Unit Director, subject to the approval of the Director of Behavioral Health Services.

The Rehabilitation Teacher III performs rehabilitative planning and instructional work. The work involves identifying individuals' habilitation or rehabilitation needs, providing the necessary instruction in teaching daily living skills, in order to assist clients in attaining their optimum levels of independent living.

The Rehabilitation Teacher III supervises others in carrying out habilitation programs (SAPs) that are designed and ensures that the skills for training staff are adequate to perform their duties successfully.

The Rehabilitation Teacher III works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. The Rehabilitation Teacher III provides appropriate training for assigned individuals as identified by Interdisciplinary Team and monitors training programs and documentation. The Rehabilitation Teacher III provides effective management and staff training and ensures individual safety.

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.

Provides appropriate training for assigned individuals by completing an initial assessment of individual's skills and updating assessments as needed within prescribed timeframes. Develops individualized program plans, which provide individuals an opportunity to become more independent.

Provides all eligible individuals with qualitative programming. Provides age appropriate training materials for individual program plans. Participates cooperatively in the planning process for providing adequate services to individuals.

Reviews monthly progress notes and makes comments as required on noted improvements, regressions, or items significant to individual training. Submits monthly progress notes to appropriate disciplines within prescribed timeframes.

Monitors training programs and documentation. Maintains up-to-date records of all training information to evaluate edit and revise individual programming as needed. Provides effective management and staff training.

Assigns job duties for assigned staff members to ensure training on each Skill Acquisition Plan (SAP) is provided. In-services staff on individuals' programming and appropriate use of training materials. Observes assigned staff during training sessions to ensure staff has adequate skills and knowledge to perform their duties. Ensures client training areas provide no risk to client health or well-being.

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

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

In-depth knowledge of education/training and active treatment methods, tools, techniques and processes.

Knowledge of ICFMR Standards, HHSC facility and departmental policies and procedures and record-keeping procedures.

Ability to successfully plan, implement, supervise and evaluate programs of human service delivery.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to work harmoniously in general with clients and staff.

Ability to work independently, solve problems, make decisions and use good judgement when dealing with critical situations.

Ability to organize staff workloads and to motivate and supervise staff.

Ability to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to accept additional responsibility as the need arises.

Physical ability to visually monitor training programs for appropriateness of training and to visually inspect training areas for safety and cleanliness.

Ability to use computer, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.

Strength and flexibility to safely perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and SUR techniques.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date, is preferred. 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 Criteria:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, social work, education, or a related field, plus two (2) years of work experience in rehabilitation services. Additional related work experience may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. One year (18-25 semester hours) of graduate level work from an accredited college or university in a related field may substitute for the required work experience on a year-for-year basis.

Experience in social and rehabilitative services work or in teaching and counseling persons with disabilities

Additional Information:

Requisition # 473578

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

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 Drug Testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

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 process.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process. 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: 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 http://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)

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

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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 . If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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