The Rehabilitation Specialist provides therapy, rehabilitation and support services and oversees and coordinates rehabilitation readiness activities and services to people with psychiatric disabilities in the PROS program.
- Uses psychotherapeutic skills to provide individual and group therapy and case management on site, at satellite sites, in the field or in the home;
- Provides Medicare-billable clinical services;
- Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and conferences;
- Refers applicants to ancillary services;
- Collaborates with other community-based programs in order to coordinate services to individuals and families with mental health/chemical dependency issues;
- Provides consultation and advocacy for individuals in inpatient, residential and independent living situations, including on-site visits and discharge meetings as needed;
- Accompanies clients to offsite activities (drives agency vehicles);
- Maintains records in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with regulations;
- Collects and synthesizes data for use in problem solving in order to assess and address a client’s needs
- Understands and disseminates information on community resources;
- Provides rehabilitation readiness activities and rehabilitation assessments for clients;
- Assists with program and agency crises;In addition, the below responsibilities may be required of the position:
- Supervises intern
- Attends workshops, conferences and staff development training seminars on current practices as directed by the Executive Director or supervisor to acquire continuing education in the appropriate field; implements what has been learned;
- Maintains cooperative relationships with all referents and community resources
- Undertakes related duties as assigned
The Rehabilitation Specialist/LCSW reports directly to the Program Coordinator or designee for supervision and collaborates with other staff.
- Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university, LCSW is preferred.
- A thorough knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in mental health and the factors that contribute to personality development, and a thorough knowledge of the social factors affecting mental health are required.
- Must have basic computer literacy and excellent verbal and written skills. Valid driver’s license required and use of own car may be needed.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb two step ladder, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.