• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Residential Rehabilitation Specialist I serves as a member of a rehabilitation team within a group residence and creates a supportive home for adults with mental illness while preparing them to live more independently. Individuals in this position make a difference in the lives of those they serve by teaching personal, social and community skills and assisting individuals to identify and achieve goals leading to greater stability and personal growth.

Duties include:

  • Develop and implement plans for consumer goal achievement, and evaluate short-and long-term progress.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing strategies and techniques throughout assessment, individual program planning, and rehabilitative process.
  • Assist with and promote client development and utilization of relapse prevention plan and wellness goals.
  • Assist consumers in utilization, and maintenance of appropriate community resources including social, behavioral health, vocational, and recreation services.
  • Plan and facilitative individual and group instruction and group instruction within the residence and community in areas relevant to the personal, daily, and community living skills, rehabilitation, and recovery-focused goals of persons served.
  • Assist and instruct consumers in self-medication in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate program activities and training which promote maximum participation, learning, and self-development of the individual consumer.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services related field, or two years post High School course work in a Human Services field plus two years relevant experience/training of a professional nature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation and recovery principles, service delivery, and behavior intervention/management practices on direct service level.
  • Basic knowledge of characteristics and needs of persons with a serious mental illness, including persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends as required.

 
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