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Rehab Therapy Tech IV - Spanish Interpreter

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS 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.Works Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm The Rehab Therapy Tech IV performs moderately complex (journey-level) habilitative and rehabilitative therapy work. Work involves providing habilitative and rehabilitative services for clients with mental impairments May train others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Instructs clients in therapeutic activities and provides feedback regarding clients' progress. Prepares materials for therapeutic activities and maintains Rehabilitative Therapies equipment. Writes progress notes of observations related to client objectives. Plans special activities according to the patient's needs. Performs related work as assigned. Essential Job Functions:
1.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. 2.Serves as a role model while conducting activities and engaging with patients in order to provide therapeutic interventions as prescribed by the treatment team. Translates spoken or written statements between English and Spanish 3.Compiles reports and documentation of patient progress to record information in order to improve quality of service delivery. Documentation includes progress notes, treatment team sheets, weekly planners, and goal progress sheets. 4.May serve as a treatment team representative and/or translator 5.Coordinates group activities and may supervise program areas 6.Prepares materials for therapeutic activities, orders supplies, and oversees the maintenance of program areas and rehabilitation services equipment. Maintains work area and completes housekeeping specific to assigned area in order to provide a clean, safe, and pleasant environment 7.Escorts patients to and from hospital activities and functions 8.Will perform CPR, TIPS techniques correctly and safely, according to specifications taught in staff training. (PRN) 9.Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery of continuity of operations (COOP) activation; Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or alternate locations. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1.Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent 2.Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish 3.Ability to listen, understand, and translate spoken or written statements between English and Spanish 4.Experience working with individuals with psychiatric illness and/or other special needs5.Understanding and compliance with hospital policies and procedures 6.Ability to plan work activities, to understand and carry out instructions, to maintain records, to prepare concise reports and to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form 7.General computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1.None Initial Selection Criteria:
1.High School diploma or equivalency 2.Fluently bilingual in Spanish and English 3.At least 6 months experience working with individuals who have mental illness and/or other special needsAdditional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, 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.Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital operating procedures related to immunizations is required.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 http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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.



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