Title: Therapy Supervisor
Hiring Range: $66,380-$91,604
Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
Location: Southeastern Va Training Centr
Agency Website: https://www.sevtc.dbhds.virginia.gov/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
This position supports the facility’s mission by supervising and directing the therapy services including, at minimum, occupational therapy, physical therapy assistants, audiology, and speech therapy. The Therapy Supervisor also provides speech therapy to SEVTC residents as indicated. This position is considered essential personnel and would be required to work in the event of an emergency or facility need.
Acts as the Coordinator of the Nutritional Management Team through the coordination of disciplines (OT, Speech, Nursing, Behavioral, Dietician, and Medical Team) Receives and reviews all referrals. Further consults with the physician/nurse practitioner and personal support team to determine the questions to be answered by the team. Works with team members to research and recommend discipline specific training activities to ensure continued competence .Interprets the goals and needs of the team to the facility’s administration as well as assist in providing information and data as needed for administrative activities for quality council reports, consultants and central office . Facilitates communication between the NMT, the personal support team, and other facility committees. Serves as a liaison to the community to facilitate carryover of services for people that are discharged or being temporarily cared for by other agencies .Maintains the nutritional management section in Electron Health Records to ensure information is stored accurately and available in a timely manner. Updates NMPs as changes requested through medical orders or therapeutic recommendations are made . Serves as an instructor in various aspects of nutritional management and carries out training independently and/or along with other NMT members. Ensure primary SLP follows up and maintains HA for assigned caseload. Work with MA to compile schedule of individuals in need of appointments.
· Consistently conducts treatment sessions as scheduled (one to one and group therapy) and documents progress. Assists and consults with team leaders, resources, and medical staff as needed regarding communication and nutritional status .Assists with initial development and ongoing update of person-centered plans .Evaluates newly admitted residents within 30 days of admission .Writes SEVTC annual, comprehensive, and 30 day evaluations .Completes a quarterly summary for each individual receiving communication services on assigned caseload. Evaluates efficacy of interventions and training programs; adjusts strategies and goals as needed.
Performs informal and formal assessments of communication for individuals and takes measures to procure needed equipment/materials at least annually and more frequently as necessary
Performs diagnostic measures at least annually and more frequently as needed to evaluate the safety of nutritional intake for each individual using tools such as the Dysphagia Disorders Survey, Choking Risk Assessment, and Pneumonia Risk Assessment.
Demonstrates safe swallowing techniques and the use of strategies to maintain optimal nutrition to staff as needed.
Extensive knowledge of rehabilitation therapies/services and the application of these services to persons with intellectual disabilities. Working knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; general knowledge of applied behavior analysis and its application to training for persons with developmental disabilities; ability to follow written and verbal policies and procedures; demonstrated ability to train and supervise others; ability to schedule work assignments; ability to summarize data and write concise progress reports; ability to verbally present objective review information to the ID team, the community and residents’ family/authorized representatives.
Master’s Degree / Speech-Language Pathology.
Virginia license to practice Speech Pathology from the Department of Health Professions / Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Experience coordinating rehabilitation services for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Extensive knowledge and skill in design and delivery of Rehabilitation Services in an ICF or Long Term Care environment setting preferred.
-Previous experience developing initiatives, strategic plans, and goals within a department/division preferred.
-Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual/development disabilities and those that are dually diagnosed preferred.
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Southeastern Virginia Training Center only accepts online applications via PAGEUP. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Please refer to your PAGEUP account for the status of your application and this position. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.
Southeastern Virginia Training Center offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.
Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx
, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Human Resources at 757-424-8545 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.
Southeastern Virginia Training Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.
DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) guidance on Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires vaccination of all employees or an exemption. A job offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate meeting these guidelines as a condition of employment.
Name: DaShanta White, HR Recruiter
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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