Registered Therapist II - LPTA
Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect
those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can
achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision is
to help make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent
lives. If you are looking for a place to work where you can
establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Registered Therapist II Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
(LPTA) applies professional knowledge in carrying out appropriate
treatment programs as established by a therapist. Assists in design
and performs designated therapy treatments under the direction of a
licensed Therapist. Assists staff therapists in initial and
periodic evaluation. Supervises therapy activities and staff during
the absence of the therapists. Performs monitoring, treatments,
in-service instruction, and other duties in conjunction with the
Physical Management Program. Completes appropriate documentation.
Assists in fabrication and maintenance of assistive equipment and
assists with construction/fabrication of adaptive/orthopedic/or
communication equipment. Works under supervision with limited
latitude for the use of independent judgment and use of
Essential Job Functions:
- Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
- Assists in habilitation testing, programming and reporting of
- Administers individualized habilitation program plans.
- Implements treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain
consumers' level of function.
- Interviews individuals/staff and renders therapeutic treatments
- Assists in provision of orthopedic equipment production,
maintenance and repair program.
- Participates in conferences for treatment planning.
- Performs training programs for both consumers and staff.
- Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement
activities related to therapeutic services provisions at the local
- Participates in the student internships or other
- Supervises the work of others.
- Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to
actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet
the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of evaluation, design, and fabrication of
assistive/orthotic/mobility or communication equipment.
Ability to learn/practice good team interaction and management
Ability to interact with individuals living at the State
Supported Living Center in a manner which fosters dignity, trust
Ability to demonstrate appropriate and effective written, oral
and nonverbal communication with individuals, their families, State
Supported Living Center staff and the public.
Ability to teach team members to perform selected treatment
and/or functional activities including equipment in-services and
Ability to implement therapeutic programs and modify treatment
within scope of licensure requirements.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current licensure as Physical Therapy Assistant Initial
A qualified Physical Therapy Assistant is a graduate of a
two-year program of study which meets standards of and is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy
Education. The PTA will have an Associates degree and a current
license to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the state of
Texas Additional Information:
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines
which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25
must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to
Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 68F/L, 65A/B, HN, 230X, HS, 42BX. All active
duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged
to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information
see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the
hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line
application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at
1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need
accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.