· To have a minimum of bachelor’s degree in a human service field
· A year’s experience working with children and families, adolescents and adults with behavioral health challenges
· CPR/First Aid Certification
· Knowledge of community resources
· Ability to work independently and on a team
· Have an excellent writing and communication skill
· Good time management and organizational skill
· Computer literacy
· Background checks required
· Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and record
· Complete a 60hr on-the-job direct PRP supervision before working with minor and adolescent clients and 40hrs before working with adult clients.
Psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP) provides rehabilitative and support services that assist individuals with a severe behavioral health challenges so that they could attain a higher level of independence. Services are individualized with a goal to assist and patient(s)/client(s) to develop independent community living skills, including how to manage their behavioral health challenges while living in the community. Services may be provided on-site at a PRP facility or off-site at an individual’s residence, job or other location in the community. On-site PRP services provide a structured environment where rehabilitation activities and services are provided predominantly in a group setting. Individuals enrolled in a PRP program also receive: case management services, including assistance with securing and maintaining entitlement; transportation to appointments; coordination of services and liaison with external services like somatic, substance abuse and mental health practitioners.
ü Rehabilitation coordinators are supervised by Rehabilitation Specialist, Rehab Associate and Program Director.
Rehabilitation Coordinator Responsibilities
· Advocates for patient(s)/client(s) in the community
· Implement and assist the patient/client in meeting the identified rehabilitation plan established in their Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP)
· Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations, in order to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
· Arrange for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing clients' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.
· Collaborate with clients' families to implement rehabilitation plans that include behavioral, residential, social, and/or employment goals.
· Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.
· Confer with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals, in order to develop and implement client rehabilitation programs.
· Develop and maintain relationships with community referral sources such as schools and community groups.
· Monitor and record clients' progress in order to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
· Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, and relevant correspondence.
· Collaborate with community agencies to establish facilities and programs to assist persons with disabilities.
· Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, and transportation problems, and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
· Participate in job development and placement programs, contacting prospective employers, placing clients in jobs, and evaluating the success of placements.