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.
- 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.
- 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.