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Rehabilitation Specialist I

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Company: Mental Health Association

Location: Torrington, CT

Date Posted: September 19, 2014

Source: CareerBuilder

Rehabilitation Specialist IMental Health Association is a statewide not-for-profit agency that provides direct services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, presents workshops about mental health, and mounts reform efforts to help shape state policies and laws.MHAC has three immediate per-diem (less than 10 hours per week with varying shifts) openings for a Rehabilitation Specialist I within the Torrington area. This position will be responsible to document and deliver services, including Medicaid reimbursable services, if applicable, to persons in recovery in the activities outlined in their Individual Recovery Plans.Reports to: Administrative CoordinatorThe Rehabilitation Specialist I responsibilities include: Maintain certain activity and progress reports. Teach and assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills to maintain a clean and orderly environment. Implement the Individual Recovery Plan (IRP). Engage with persons in recovery to assure they participate in programs and activities. Ensure the safety of clients in their ...

Rehabilitation Specialist IMental Health Association is a statewide not-for-profit agency that provides direct services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, presents workshops about mental health, and mounts reform efforts to help shape state policies and laws.MHAC has three immediate per-diem (less than 10 hours per week with varying shifts) openings for a Rehabilitation Specialist I within the Torrington area. This position will be responsible to document and deliver services, including Medicaid reimbursable services, if applicable, to persons in recovery in the activities outlined in their Individual Recovery Plans.Reports to: Administrative CoordinatorThe Rehabilitation Specialist I responsibilities include: Maintain certain activity and progress reports. Teach and assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills to maintain a clean and orderly environment. Implement the Individual Recovery Plan (IRP). Engage with persons in recovery to assure they participate in programs and activities. Ensure the safety of clients in their residence through proper supervision of the site including being aware of necessary treatment issues. Orient clients to the program. Act as a liaison with the clients therapists, referral sources and community agencies. Willing and able to drive a personally owned vehicle locally and within the state. Monitor and document the self-administration of medications noting any refusal, resistance, reactions, errors or special conditions. Perform medication runs if required. Knowledge of the treatment needs of people who have mental illness and co-occurring disorders; knowledge of basic counseling skills; ability to develop and maintain cooperative, professional relationships with clients, other staff, and community agencies; ability to work in a team environment; ability to take responsibility with minimal supervision and direction. Education and/or Experience: GED or High School Diploma required. Experience in community mental health preferred. Equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirement.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid CT drivers license, auto insurance and registration. If interested in any of these opportunities, please forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to:MHAC Human Resources61 South Main StreetWest Hartford, CT 06107Fax: 860-529-6833hr@mhact.orgNo Phone Calls PleaseEOE Rehabilitation Specialist I
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