Rehabilitation Specialist *

REHABILITATION SPECIALIST (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)

Full-time (40 hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor.  Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Mental Health services; working with children, young adults and families to implement treatment techniques to resolve issues identified in the treatment plan.   

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides therapeutic skill building services to children, young adults, and families as measured by supervision, direct observation and/or functional behavior assessments using a team and community-based approach. 
  • Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity), gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method(s) of intervention (individual, family, group, supportive, outreach etc.).
  • Submits timely documentation as related to the caseload for the program, maximizing billing according to caseload notes.
  • Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment/services via completion and submission of outcome measures.
  • Accurately documents all work with client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and audit results.
  • Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and or therapeutic practice with clients.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, psychiatrists, families; works effectively within the programmatic teams and the community at large.
  • Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and with employers on program visits) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of children and young adults in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting.
  • Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres, COA, Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies stakeholders; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
  • Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years' experience, or Associates degree plus six (6) years' experience, working in a mental behavior health setting.
  • Prior experience with community based clinic/wraparound provider preferred.
  • Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
  • Availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
  • Working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
  • Working knowledge of the methods involved in organizing recreation activities.
  • Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.
  • Ability to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

Location: Pasadena, CA