REHABILITATION SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION
The Rehabilitation Specialist’s goal is to provide consumers with serious and persistent mental illness a higher quality of life in a safe and therapeutic environment. The Rehabilitation Specialist will be expected to work with a diverse population and must be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender, and sexual orientation of the population served.
1) Supports each resident’s individualized treatment plan to assist him or her in developing the skills needed to successfully live and work more independently in the community.
2) Precisely monitors and documents consumer medication compliance. Educates consumers regarding the role and use of medications.
3) Develop therapeutic and effective working relationships with consumers, while maintaining professional boundaries.
4) Spends a majority of time in the house milieu, motivating, teaching and assisting consumers in self-care, practical living, leisure, and interpersonal skills, as appropriate.
5) Monitors consumers’ health care needs and substance abuse issues and reports concerns or incidents to consumer’s primary case manager, agency RN, or supervisory staff.
6) Effectively intervenes in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff, on-call supervisors, and Designated Mental Health Professionals regarding potentially dangerous or problematic situations.
7) Encourages and assists consumers to engage in work or other meaningful activities.
8) Reminds consumers of appointments with prescribers, and assists in preparing them for other appointments as necessary.
9.) Documents each consumer’s symptoms and behavior in the daily shift log, and in the client’s record as appropriate.
10.) Conduct regular safety checks of the facility. Monitor and document the presence of residents on site.
11.) Other duties as assigned including but not limited to: shredding confidential documents, copying and stocking forms and med room supplies, general cleaning of the staff office space.
RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS:
1) Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical teammates and with supervisors, and other staff within the agency.
2) Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.
3) Presents a positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.
• BA/MA in Human Services field (e.g. psychology, social work) plus two years treatment experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Other residential or social service experience may substitute.
• The position requires agency affiliated counselor registration, home care aid certification, a valid driver’s license, first aid/CPR training, HIV related training, 2-step TB test, criminal background inquiry, and fingerprint ID.
• The employees driving record must be acceptable in order to be able to drive Agency vehicles.
WAGES AND BENEFITS:
$18.24 per hour, non-exempt position, with a planned 4% wage increase at 4/1. Additional $2.50 differential for weekend shifts.
Benefits include 22 paid leave days per year and 9 paid holidays, each pro-rated per fte; employer paid medical, dental and long-term disability insurance; voluntary participation in one of the Agency sponsored 403(b) retirement plans; and voluntary participation in the AFLAC and FSA cafeteria plans.
34 hour week to be arranged with the Chief of Clinical Services. Rehabilitation Specialists are expected to participate in the agency’s on-call system. On-call hours require being available by phone to be called in immediately and are reimbursed at $3.00 per hour. All rehabilitation staff are required to work overnight, weekend, or holiday shifts.
Chief of Clinical Services
Send resume and cover letter to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org