Rehabilitation Specialist

Part-time variable hours.
Create and implement structured treatment plans focused on rehabilitation of psychosocial skills for clients, ages 4 years through adult.
Responsible for documentation of treatment, assessment, and periodic progress reviews to evaluate effectiveness of treatment. Responsible for maintaining adherence to Medicaid chapter 400 regulations regarding Rehabilitative Mental Health services.
Document session note for each treatment session completed.
Document progress report for each client 30 days after intake.
Create individualized Treatment Plans for each assigned client 30 days after intake and submit updated treatment plans to supervisor 21 days before expiration of existing prior authorization approval.
Administer assessment tools (including CASII and CAFAS) as assigned by direct supervisor or Clinical Director and as within scope of practice for credentials.
Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with community agencies, government officials, and clientele
Attend scheduled trainings and staff meetings
Ensure compliance with service contract requirements and with Medicaid Service Manual Chapter 400 regulations
Design and implement individualized treatment plans based on behavior modification principles for all assigned clients. Maintain client reports and documentation in Youth Care treatment software and in client hard file.
Implement behavior modification interventions with assigned clients to address impaired psychological functioning. Interventions will address issues pertaining to the following areas: behavior management, social competency, problem identification and resolution, effective communication, moral reasoning, identity and emotional intimacy, self-sufficiency, life goals and/or sense of humor although they may not be limited to these areas.
Observe, document, and consult with caregivers regularly regarding clients signs, symptoms, and treatment progress.
Collaborate with each clients treatment team members-including legal guardian(s) when client is a minor-to ensure continuity of care.
Communicate recommendations for service referrals to direct supervisor and to clients therapist or psychiatrist to verify referral is in alignment with course of treatment. After verification is achieved, then provide referral to clients legal guardian.
Display positive role modeling and leadership for clients
Establish and maintain consistent attendance at scheduled treatment sessions.
Interact with all clients in a respectful manner without bias.
As required, interact with children during play activities and events.
Other related duties as assigned by direct supervisor or by Clinical Director.
Direct Reports- None
Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in social services or behavioral health field
Registered Nurse license in the State of Nevada
6 months administering behavior modification interventions to clients/patients OR
90 hours of supervised student internship administering behavior modification interventions to clients/patients in the field of psychology or social services
Bachelors degree in psychology, sociology, or applied behavior analysis
Enrolled in Graduate program for psychology, sociology, or applied behavior analysis
1+ Years administering behavior modification interventions to clients/patients OR
3+ Years administering behavior modification interventions to clients/patients
Valid State Drivers License, good driving record, ability to provide own transportation and proof of current automobile insurance
CPR/First Aid Certification
CPI Certification (provided)
Complete annual continuing education as required by Medicaid to maintain approved provider status
Age minimum of 21 years
Physical Demands
Body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, walk and walk briskly in order to interact with and monitor children
Stamina to work long days and drive long distances
Moderate to heavy lifting to 60 pounds unassisted and up to 120 pounds or more with assistance
Visual and Cognitive Demands
Must have ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
Must have ability to give and receive verbal and written instructions (with or without hearing aids)
Must have ability to read fine print, have sustained vision and peripheral vision (with or without glasses)
Environment requires dexterity to remain calm and adapt to fast paced and emotional environments consisting of children with moderate to severe emotional and psychological needs
Work Environment
Home-like settings with varying moderate to high degrees of background noise. Light and ventilation are found in a typical home setting
Campuses are smoke-free, except on permitted campuses in designated areas
Possible hazards
Possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens exists if universal precautions are not followed. (Hepatitis B inoculation available per request)
Possible injury when lifting, moving or interacting (child or objects) if employee fails to use proper body mechanics, or if proper techniques are not used when the use of CPI restraint techniques are required.
Candidates must be able to pass extensive background investigations. St. Jude's Ranch for Children is designated as a non-smoking facility.

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