Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking
to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed
professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may
be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the
HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout
the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The
HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex
psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint
Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that
is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care
or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the
life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.
The Rehabilitation Teacher I acts as instructor in the
Psychosocial/Academic Education Program. The Rehabilitation Teacher
I provides education to the patients of this facility, in
compliance with individualized treatment plans regarding typing and
computer skills and other classes as assigned. Assignments,
products, tools, equipment and procedures are specified, but the
worker has some freedom in the selection of procedures and/or
methods used to accomplish tasks. The Rehabilitation Teacher I
works under the general supervision of the Program Specialist and
has no supervisory responsibility. The supervisor monitors the
employee's work activities. Completion of work requires use of
established methods and/or techniques and decisions are simple and
based on well-defined guidelines. The Rehabilitation Teacher I has
no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned
property. This position is required to demonstrate appropriate
role-modeling behaviors when in the presence of patients and staff
in support of the Social Learning Program. This employee has full
access to a limited set of records in accordance with HIPAA
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.
- Completes required documentation using CWS and established
program procedures to provide information on attendance and
treatment outcomes. Maintaining satisfactory ratings for progress
notes and attendance logs.
- Maintaining confidentiality of medical record at all
- Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment by evaluating work
area to promote safety and identify potential problems. Adheres to
hospital and department safety plans and procedures.
- Maintains competency through participation in all required
hospital and departmental training/meetings (PMAB, Refresher
Orientation, CPR, In-Service Training sessions, and morning
meetings) to assure up to date skills and knowledge in required
- Facilitate classes to persons referred for services while
utilizing modalities which enhance the patient's awareness of their
psychiatric illness, addiction, in order to increase patient's
knowledge and skills by following Activity Evaluation Standards and
Social Learning techniques to achieve individualized treatment
- Patients' individual treatment goals/objectives will be
addressed through their participation in rehabilitation therapy
groups, which are conducted in accordance with the Activities
Evaluation Standards. All lesson plans will be approved by the
Program Specialist prior to classes. Classes will be held according
to the schedule while utilizing modalities that enrich patient
skills. In absence instructor will inform substitute of the
necessary information to provide coverage.
- Maintains an inventory of adequate supplies and ensures patient
computers are in proper working order.
- Serve as back-up in other program specific classes as schedule
indicates. Substitutes will facilitate class according to
directions given by the primary instructor.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor within the
person's abilities and classification in order to facilitate smooth
- Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting
role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or
recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.
Performs other duties as assigned. 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 computer skills including teaching, typing,
programming, and operating systems.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written
communication. Interpersonal skills for positive interaction with
individuals and groups.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to react calmly and appropriately in stressful
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Driver's license.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Two (2) years of work experience in teaching classes and/or
providing therapeutic programming.
Experience in social and rehabilitative services work or in
teaching and counseling persons with disabilities. Graduation from
an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework
in rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, social work, education,
or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education
may be substituted for one another.
Preferred: Knowledge in working with computers.
- Must demonstrate in Employment History Section of application
a. Complete application leaving nothing blank.
b. Stable work history.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS HR Policy
starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the
minimum of the salary range. For internal applicants, there can be
limitations in consideration of applicant's current classification
and salary and is dependent upon available budget.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid,
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 applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital
operating procedures related to immunizations is required.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for
acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella,
varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping
cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are
vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires
employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with
individuals. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the
influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other
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, but not limited to: HM, 4C0X1. 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.