Rehab Therapy Tech V Sap Writer Supervisor

at Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Published February 23, 2023
Location Denton, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Rehab Therapy Tech V-Sap Writer Supervisor

The Skill Acquisition Plan Writer Supervisor works under the general supervision of the Director of Vocational Services or other designated staff based upon the needs of the State Supported Living Center (SSLC). The SAP Writer Supervisor oversees programming delivered to individuals in the form of Skill Acquisition Plans by direct care staff. Conducts reviews of SAPs and their implementation by vocational and direct care staff. Provides direct supervision of SAP Writers and their work products - Skill Acquisition Plans. Monitors the quality of the SAP programs, making recommendations for improvement to ensure that training meets state standards. The SAP Writer Supervisor assists the IDTs in making practical, functional, and meaningful SAP recommendations for new SAPs as well as revising SAPs on an as needed basis to ensure IDT recommendations remain appropriate or are changed when ineffective. Participates actively in a variety of team meetings to address vocational needs. Trains, leads, mentors and guides others in the implementation of planned client programs. Maintains client records; completes data system entry; inservices and completes other documentation under the direction of the Vocational Services. This position at time utilizes a flexible schedule for staff training and individual observations. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initial judgment

Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties assigned.

1. Supervises & assigns the work of SAP Writers by providing daily work assignments, provides on the job training and coaching. (20%)

2. Reviews all SAPs created by SAP Writers and recommends revisions as needed to ensure that work products are in line with ICF standards. (10%)

3.Monitors all aspects of the SAP programming, quality of the training, and recommends revisions as appropriate to the Interdisciplinary Team. (20%)

4. Provides competency based training, coaching and mentoring of vocational staff to ensure that they are well prepared to implement SAPs and to ensure plans are carried out as written. (10%)

5. Acts as an interface between SAP Writers and other team members of the Interdisciplinary team to ensure good communication of individuals' plans, needs and issues. Gives input into development of SAPs for assigned individuals to meet needs agreed upon by the IDT. (10%)

6. Performs, and oversees others to perform, accurate data entry and timely maintenance of client records (5%)

7. Provide inservicing to SAP Writers as needed to develop and refine quality assurance procedures for SAP development. (15%)

8. In the absence of a SAP Writer, will cover the caseload responsibilities. (5%)

9. 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. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge of Skill Acquisition Development Process (requirements).

Skill in the SAP development.

Skill in training and coaching others to perform job duties.

Ability to express ideas in writing with attention to spelling, grammar and organization.

Ability to follow a series of oral directions.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to express ideas verbally in a clear and orderly fashion;

Ability to establish and maintain rapport with co-workers and individuals served.

Ability to collect, organize, and develop information into a cohesive document.

Ability to provide assistance to clients in the Vocational department.

Ability to maintain flexibility in work schedule.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

None Initial Selection Criteria:

High school or equivalency required.

* at least 2 years of experience in supervision
* experience in the development of treatment and support plans and/or skill acquisition plans for people with intellectual and disabilities.
* at least a year of work experience/active treatment with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or in performing therapeutic work.
* Stable work history

The following are preferred:

* Registered Behavior Technician is preferred, but not required.
* Some college course work in behavioral sciences, education or related areas

Additional Information:

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

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 hours. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

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 process.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment required and provided

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Vaccines available for employees

Requisition ID: 548379 MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68L, 65A, 65B, 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

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