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Mental Health Rehab Specialist

Company: PermiaCare
Location: Odessa
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Number: 265Location: OdessaSupervises: NFLSA: Non-ExemptDivision: MHSalary: $20.65 per hour. Sign on bonus may be available.Shift: M-F 8am - 5pm; may require a flexible work schedule; Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency and clients changeDriving required: YTravel required: YSettings: office, fieldPOSITION SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE:The Mental Health Rehab Specialist assists individuals with severe mental illness with the goal of helping to reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to stress, anxiety and substance abuse. This position provides rehab services to adults in a community setting, including skills training, symptom management, medication skills training, independent living, socialization, and money management. This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:Education Required: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistance, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education or early childhood intervention or a bachelor's degree with at least 30 hours of coursework in the previous fields.Experience Required: At least 1 year experience in the mental health field preferred.Registration, Certification, Licensure or other Qualifications Required: Must maintain a valid Texas Driver's license, auto liability insurance and a driving record acceptable to PermiaCare's insurance requirements.Required to pass criminal history and background checks as well as pre-employment drug screen.Must obtain QMHP certification within 6 months of hire.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide rehab services in the community as prescribed in the Medicaid Reimbursement Provider Manual.Work with clients at least monthly, based on need.Ensure quality of services through accurate documentation.Work closely with team members to ensure clients remain in a community setting.Inform eligible individuals about services and how to access them.Provide education and coping skills to families of clients.Advocate for service delivery for at risk clients and their families.Comply with Medicaid and PermiaCare documentation standards.Implement TRR and Recovery Plans.Enter services into EHR within timeframes given.Transport clients using personal vehicle as needed.Meet unit performance measures or targets.Maintain assigned caseload of individuals with mental illness.Coordinate services to designated caseload.Enter accurate and appropriate documentation of services within timeframe required.Maintain confidentiality of sensitive records and treatment information, client files and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA, laws, rules and regulations, and established procedures.Maintain regular and reliable physical on-site attendance. Regular attendance, dependability, and promptness are required for the scheduled work day 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of program's processes.Comply with the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation policy and reporting requirements.Adhere to the Code of Conduct and Standards of Behavior policy requirements.Establish and maintain effective work relationships with individuals served and their families, supervisors, co-workers and visitors by demonstrating cooperative, courteous and respectful behavior at all times.Communicate regularly with supervisor.Open and process mail/email in a timely manner.Answer phone, collect phone messages and respond to requests timely and accurately.Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.Perform all work functions and interactions using a trauma informed approach.Display professionalism when representing PermiaCare and the program in the community.Maintain compliance with legal requirements and company policies and procedures.Maintain valid and current driver's license, auto insurance, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation at all times. Driving may be required for this position.Complete all training as assigned prior to due date.Other duties as assigned.MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are not designated as essential for the purposes of ADA; they are still required duties):Fill in for other MH staff as needed.Provide translation, if applicable.Participate in team meeting or staffings.Participate in community activities and/or attends community meetings as needed.Participate in workgroups and committees as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:Advanced knowledge of mental illness and treatment.Knowledge of HIPAA and ability to protect confidentiality.Effective multi-tasking skills.Good organizational skills.Welcoming, positive behavior.Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.Effective time management skills.Exceptional customer service skills, including positive attitude.Cultural sensitivity.Dependable attendance and punctuality.Knowledge of trauma informed theories, principles and practices.Flexibility and adaptability to different work environments.Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Electronic Health Records (EHR).Reading and comprehending.Reasoning and analyzing.Ability to coordinate with various inter-agency personnel.Ability to fulfill PMAB and CPR/First Aid requirements.Ability to work independently.Good interpersonal skills, including ability to build rapport with individuals including co-workers.Ability to display comfort in interacting with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds and with social service, healthcare, educational and criminal justice organizations, as needed.Ability to acquire and utilize new skills as the job requires.Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a spirit of teamwork.Ability to maintain highly confidential information.Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.Model professionalism by appropriate dress, language, ethics and work habits.Ability to drive personal and/or company vehicle. This position may require travel to agency program sites, community and residential sites, and/or locations outside the PermiaCare catchment area. This position may require transport of agency individuals and/or individuals served.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Abilities Required:Light Lifting, under 15 lbsLight Carrying, under 15 lbsWalkingStandingSittingOperating office equipmentOperating motor vehicleAbility to seeHearing (with aid)Ability to writeAbility to countAbility to readAbility to tell timeOther (specify): driving required. May require some travel after hours and overnight.WORKSITE CONDITIONS:TravelInsideWorking closely with othersWorking aloneADA Statement: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.EEO Statement: PermiaCare is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of duties, activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities and responsibilities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This job description does not constitute an employment contract with PermiaCare. Employment is at-will. PM22PI30f520ff91d0-25660-34211354

Keywords: PermiaCare, Odessa , Mental Health Rehab Specialist, Healthcare , Odessa, Texas

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