Rehabilitation Therapist

State Of Indiana Logansport , IN 46947

Posted 2 months ago

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About Logansport State Hospital (LSH):

Logansport State Hospital provides specialized inpatient psychiatric services to assist people in achieving mental health recovery in a safe and respectful environment.

About the Job:

The Rehabilitation Therapist provides rehabilitation services in a state institution, hospital or community center 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/residents, enabling them to remain in the community, or if hospitalized, to return to the community.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and participates in the development of individual patients'/residents' treatment plans;

  • Assesses individual patient/resident interests, needs, skills and limitations to provide input into 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'/residents' progress as measured against treatment goals and objectives;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We Are Looking For:

Bachelor degree required from an accredited college with course work in one or a combination of: adaptive physical education, art therapy, dance therapy, horticultural therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, special education, therapeutic recreation, vocational rehabilitation or related area. Prior experience or course work with intellectually developmentally disabled; psychiatric, mental health; substance abuse; or physical rehab in a clinic, community or hospital setting is preferred.

What You Will Need for Success:

  • 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;

  • 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'/residents' progress and to make recommendations regarding effective rehabilitation activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages

  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)

  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)

  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

  • Group life insurance

  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off

  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs

  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • New Parent Leave

  • Free Parking

  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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