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Psychiatric Rehab Worker/Specialist

Position Overview

The Practitioner is responsible for the direct provision of Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation services. The purpose of the REACH program is to assist individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in setting and achieving personal goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. To this end, the scope of the Practitioner’s responsibilities includes the facilitation of skills-focused and curriculum-based classes; establishing a working partnership with program participants, assistance with choosing roles, and settings in which people would like to live, learn, or work: identification of the skills and resources necessary for the chosen roles and settings; assistance with skill acquisition and effective implementation; and linkage with or creating the necessary supports/resources.

Hours: Part-time (25 hours per week)

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain a direct service caseload.
    •  Provide individualized IPR services including:
      •  establishment of effective and recovery-oriented working relationships;
      • provision of individual and class on-site and community-based services;
      • assistance with choosing desired roles in desired living, learning, working, and social environments;
      • identification of the skills and resources necessary for the chosen roles and settings to be successful and satisfying;
      • assistance with skill acquisition and effective skill implementation; and
      • linkage with or creating of necessary support/resources.
    • Complete assessments and service documentation on a timely basis and as required.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license/safe driving record.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in behavioral health-related field OR an associate’s degree and 1 yea of work experience in mental health direct service OR a CPS certification and 1 additional year or volunteer work experience in mental health direct services OR a high school diploma or GED and 2 years’ work experience in human services which must include 1 year of mental health direct service.
  • A valid PA Driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

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