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ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY SUPERVISOR

Class Title: ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY SUPERVISOR
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 072724

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, music therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation, special education, or closely related field and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional adjunctive therapy work or teaching work in a psychiatric or developmental setting; additional graduate coursework in physical education, music therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation, special education, or closely related field may be substituted 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 Career Service positions.

Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for adjunctive therapy duties of considerable difficulty and supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the supervisory class in the adjunctive therapy sub-series. An employee in this class has significant supervisory responsibilities for the work of other professional and sub-professional staff and may perform work such as acting as assistant to an Adjunctive Therapy Director in maintaining quality delivery of varied recreational and other services to residents and monitoring personnel in delivery of services. This class differs from that of Adjunctive Therapy Director in that an incumbent of the latter directs a moderate-sized professional and subprofessional therapy staff at a facility.
Work Activities: 1. Assists adjunctive therapy director in supervising daily activities of music therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, barbers, beauticians, manual habilitation and rehabilitation therapists, and other therapy personnel; works with the diversional team to plan activities for residents such as circuses, movies, ball games, shows, dancing, camping, swimming, and special olympics activities.

2. Assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates assigned subordinate staff and their work; makes recommendations on human resources actions such as employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retention, and increases for outstanding performance.

3. Carries out, explains, interprets, and enforces policies and procedures relating to adjunctive therapy program.

4. Attends administrative meetings such as professional staff, weekly accreditatiand resident care audit committee; may supervise adult basic education program; rotates with other adjunctive personnel in vocational, educational, and activity assessment on the treatment unit.

5. Assists in interviewing residents for job placement within the institutional work program; transports residents for job placement interviews; counsels residents regarding job related problems or therapeutic progress.

6. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of adjunctive therapy records and reports.

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