A class incumbent is responsible for assisting and/or instructing individuals in performing variety of therapy activities in accordance with well prescribed procedures.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent works under the close supervision of a technical superior and is responsible for assisting and/or instructing individuals in therapy activities such as performing basic living skills, sensorimotor activities, psychosocial activities or preparing individuals for therapy treatments; observes and records individual's progress; requisitions supplies and materials; maintains work areas and equipment.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Assists and/or instructs individuals in performing prescribed therapy treatments to improve their ability to perform daily living activities.
Provides instruction in the use of therapeutic equipment.
Observes and records an individual's progress in performing therapy activities.
Participates in treatment team meetings to provide input in the development of an individual's treatment plan.
Maintains records, writes reports and requisitions supplies and materials.|
Ensures work area, equipment and materials are clean.
May plan and organize trips to encourage and increase an individuals living skills development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of principles and practices of therapy activities.
Knowledge of materials and equipment used in performing therapy treatments.
Knowledge of possible hazards to individuals while undergoing therapy treatments.
Knowledge of the methods of lifting and transporting individuals.
Ability to work with and maintain an empathetic attitude towards individuals receiving treatment.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to make simple analysis regarding the therapy needs of individuals.
Ability to observe and record the progress and reaction of individuals to therapy activities.
Ability to plan and implement individual and group therapy activities.
Ability to work effectively with other members of a treatment team.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Therapy Aide Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Knowledge of conducting individual or group activities.
Knowledge of working with persons with disabilities.
Knowledge of applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of data collection which includes collecting, compiling and maintaining data from multiple sources such as files, records, databases, customers, staff or others.