The person in this position is responsible for the delivery of psychosocial rehabilitation services to people with severe and persistent mental illnesses, as defined by the state authority. This position updates demographic data, provides uniform assessments required by the state authority and the Center, collaborates with individuals served to develop person-centered recovery plans, and provides rehabilitation skills-training and documentation of services delivered in accordance with individual need and Medicaid standards.
The person in this position should provide training in skills that primarily focus on furthering an individual’s independent living, community skills and overall wellness and recovery. Services provided by the person in this position should promote community integration, increased stability within the community as well as an improved quality of life and implementation of self-determination for individuals served, as appropriate. Services provided by this position also include activities and skills-training designed to address barriers and strengths related to an individual’s recovery and wellness. Skills-training and support should occur 85% in vivo, or in the community; the other 15% should occur in the Center and/or affiliated clinics.
The person in this position requires an aptitude for working with people who have diagnoses of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder as well as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and other psychotic disorders; this position also requires knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications as well as evidence-based practices and contraindications in the promotion of recovery for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. This position requires knowledge and skills in assessment, collaborative person-centered recovery, differential diagnosis as well as wellness and recovery-oriented systems of care.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field. Knowledge of mental illness as defined in the DSM-IV services to promote wellness and recovery to individuals with mental illness is required. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.|
Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience in mental health assessment and/or crisis intervention and screening; Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related human service field.
|Closing Date||Open until filled|