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ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY DIRECTOR

Class Title: ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY DIRECTOR
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 072725
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation, special education, or closely related field; and experience equivalent to five or more years of full-time professional adjunctive therapy work or teaching work in a mental health or an intellectual disabilities setting.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in physical education, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, occupation therapy, therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation, special education, or closely related field may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under direction, is responsible for professional adjunctive therapy duties of considerable difficulty and adjunctive therapy administrative and supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the highest class in the adjunctive therapy sub-series. An employee in this class directs professional and sub-professional therapy staff in designing, supervising, and implementing therapeutic activity programs. This class differs from that of Adjunctive Therapy Supervisor in that an incumbent of the latter functions at the supervisory level.

Work Activities:

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:
  1. Conducts interim and annual performance evaluations for assigned staff to provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Reviews charts, assessments, and progress notes to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
  1. Resolves interpersonal conflicts between assigned subordinates or work teams to enhance teambuilding and generate a positive working environment.
Staffing Organizational Units:
  1. Makes recommendations regarding human resources actions such as employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retention, and increases for outstanding performance.
  2. Interviews candidates for vacant positions to develop hiring recommendations.
Developing Objectives and Strategies: 
  1. Develops performance evaluation goals and desired work outcomes for assigned subordinates to evaluate and develop job performance.
  2. Develops objectives and strategies for staff to use in establishing patient treatment plans.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: 
  1. Plans and directs daily activities of music therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, barbers, beauticians, habilitation and rehabilitation therapists, and other therapy personnel to ensure provision of adequate quantity and appropriate quality of activities and related services for patients.
Assisting and Caring for Others: 
  1. May implement activities and therapeutic plans when other therapy personnel are not available to ensure appropriate provision of services.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: 
  1. Plans and schedules leave requests of assigned subordinates to ensure proper coverage.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
  1. Assigns, trains, and supervises subordinate staff and their work.
Scheduling Work and Activities: 
  1. Schedules staff for coverage in treatment mall or other programmatic functions requiring staff coverage.
  2. Schedules and directs special activities for patients such as carnivals, birthday parties, movies, ballgames, shows, and other special events.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: 
  1. Serves as a subject matter expert on policies, procedures, and systems for therapeutic programs.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems: 
  1. Analyzes incident reports and information obtained through observation to identify problems and determine appropriate corrective action.
  2. Recommends and implements changes in order to achieve therapeutic goals and ensure the best use of program resources.
  3. Participates in meeting with administrators to identify and resolve service delivery problems.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
  1. Explains and interprets policy and procedure information to staff.
Developing and Building Teams:
  1. Conducts staff meetings to share information, discuss ideas, and build teamwork.
Coaching and Developing Others: 
  1. Creates learning environment by providing new resources and educational tools to enhance adjunctive therapy program.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: 
  1. Communicates with supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates using multiple mediums to effectively relay work related information.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources: 
  1. Monitors operating budget and expenditures for supplies, equipment, travel, library, and general maintenance of equipment to ensure appropriate use of allocated funds.
Thinking Creatively: 
  1. Makes recommendations on and assists in development of policies, operating procedures, and methods pertinent to the adjunctive therapy function.
  2. Brainstorms workflow and process improvements with co-workers to enhance workplace efficiency.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: 
  1. Inspects equipment and work environment to check for safety issues and correct functioning.
Performing Administrative Activities: 
  1. Files all relevant records and reports related to services provided to maintain official records for the department.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: 
  1. Observes staff interactions with patients on a regular basis, including group sessions, leisure activities or other interactions, to determine the quality of their work.
  2. Monitors supplies to make sure staff members have materials needed to do their assigned tasks.
Processing Information: 
  1. Checks incoming purchases to verify correct type and quantity of items were received.
  2. Completes purchase requisitions to order needed supplies.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: 
  1. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationship with partnering agencies, co-workers, supervisors, other employees and local government agencies through meetings and other positive interactions to ensure quality and timely services.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: 
  1. Attends department specific in-service training or external training programs as required to enhance personal development.
Interacting With Computers:
  1. Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, create documents, and communicate via email.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization: 
  1. Talks with individuals from various organizations to coordinate special programs or events such as pet therapy, volunteer programs, special entertainment, student practicums and other special events or programs.
Getting Information:
  1. Interviews staff to obtain information necessary to monitor and evaluate their work performance.
  2. Conducts patient surveys to collect information helpful in determining which activities, programs, or events are the most effective.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: 
  1. Makes minor repairs to equipment such as musical instruments, exercise equipment or other equipment used in the adjunctive therapy program.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  1. May operate a state motor vehicle to perform assigned work.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies:
  1. Decision Quality
  2. Integrity and Trust
  3. Organizing
  4. Building Effective Teams
  5. Innovation Management
  6. Creativity
  7. Dealing with Ambiguity
  8. Directing Others
  9. Motivating Others
  10. Patience
Knowledge:
  1. Expert knowledge of the use of therapeutic activities, such as recreational, music, occupational, art, dance, and work therapies, in the treatment of persons with mental illness
  2. Intermediate knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction of individuals and groups
  3. Advanced knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation; treatment of persons with behavioral and affected disorders and precautions that should be taken in working with that population
  4. Advanced knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
  5. Intermediate knowledge of management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources
  6. Intermediate knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment, selection, and training
  7. Basic knowledge of groups, societal trends and influences; ethnicity and cultures; and religions
  8. Basic knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing and spreadsheets, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
Skills: 
  1. Intermediate speaking skills
  2. Active listening skills
  3. Intermediate reading comprehension skills
  4. Intermediate writing skills
  5. Active learning skills
  6. Intermediate critical thinking skills
  7. Intermediate skills in complex problem solving
  8. Intermediate skills in teaching others how to do something
  9. Intermediate social perceptiveness skills
  10. Intermediate time management skills
  11. Intermediate monitoring skills
  12. Intermediate coordination skills
  13. Intermediate skills in the management of personnel resources
  14. Intermediate skills in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teach new things
  15. Intermediate skills in the management of financial resources
  16. Intermediate skills in the management of material resources 
Abilities:
  1. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  2. Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  3. Ability to speak clearly so others can understand
  4. Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  5. Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  6. Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  7. Ability to see details at close range
  8. Ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Fax Machine
  4. Printer

 

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