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SMI Rehabilitation Specialist

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1262

Job Description


Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd Mesa, AZ 85210



As a member of the clinical team, assists with the completion of assessments and service plans and implements requested services to members in accordance with their individualized service plan (ISP). Communicates and documents members progress toward their recovery. Coordinates and monitors rehabilitation-related services for members with serious mental illness.


Works with a maximum of 20 members, who the clinical team identifies, utilizing the criteria set forth in implementing the IPRPT Boston University Model. Works in partnership with assigned RSA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, community rehabilitation program providers, and other parties involved to assist members in increasing or maintaining involvement in learning, working, living and social activities.







Employees in this position must meet one of the following requirements which qualify them both as a behavioral health technician, and to be credentialed and privileged to conduct assessments and/or function as a Clinical Liaison: 


  • Master’s degree in a behavioral health related field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health related field and 2 years behavioral health work experience.

  • Master’s degree in non-behavioral health related field and 30 semester hours in behavioral health education (PM Form 3.20.1, see page 11) and two years behavioral health work experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in non-behavioral health related field and 30 semester hours in behavioral health education (PM Form 3.20.1, see page 11) and four years behavioral health work experience.

  • Associate’s degree in behavioral health related field and four years behavioral health work experience.

  • Associate’s degree in non-behavioral health related field and 30 semester hours in behavioral health education (PM Form 3.20.1, see page 11) and five years behavioral health work experience.


Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), certified through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.

Licensures:  If employee is a licensed behavioral health professional, he/she must also be credentialed and privileged before conducting assessments.



Works  collaboratively with the clinical team to engage, educate, communicate, and  coordinate care with member, their family, behavioral health, medical and  dental providers, community resources and others in ensuring that all  services prescribed in the individualized service plan are implemented.


Utilize the  Boston University Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Team Approach  (IPRPT) to assess member’s needs including living, learning, working, and  social leisure goals and assist members with reaching their desired role  achievement in any or all of these environments.


Provides supportive services including, but  not limited to, the following:


·          Assistance in maintaining, monitoring and  modifying covered behavioral health services;


·          Brief telephone or face to face interactions with  a person, family or other involved party for the purpose of maintaining or  enhancing a person’s functioning;


·          Assistance in finding necessary resources other  than covered services to meet basic needs;


·          Serves as a point of contact and to ensure  ongoing collaboration  including the  communication of appropriate clinical information with other involved parties  as appropriate and coordination of care with a person’s family, behavioral  and general medical and dental health care providers, community resources,  and other involved supports including educational, social, judicial,  community and other State agencies;


·          Ensures the provision of all covered services  identified on the service plan; referrals to community resources as  appropriate and coordination of care activities related to continuity of care  between levels of care and across multiple providers, services and supports;


·          Participates in staffings, case conferences or  other meetings with or without the person or his/her family participating;


·          Provides transportation to consumer as  appropriate and determined by the clinical team;


·          Assists clinical team in completing the service  plan including providing recommendations as they pertain to the member’s  educational, vocational, social, and community integration goals.


·          Collaborates with  the person and his/her family or significant others to implement an effective  service plan, explaining the available clinical options to the team,  including the advantages and disadvantages of each option.


·          Maintains the  person’s comprehensive clinical record, including documentation of activities  performed as part of the service delivery process (e.g., assessments,  provision of services, coordination of care, discharge planning).


·          Provides  continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment through the ongoing  assessment of the person and input from the person and relevant others  resulting in modification to the service plan as necessary.


·          Pursues best  practice outcomes for person with mental illness including continuing  education, employment, independent housing and community tenure.


·          Educates team  members as the subject matter expert regarding rehabilitation and  vocationally related issues and provides ongoing technical training and  support to the team as requested or indicated including updates on available  community resources, how to utilize the services of the co-located RSA/VR  counselor or co-located vocational providers.


·          Develops  relationships with community employers, providers or other organizations to  foster an increase in employment and meaningful community activity  opportunities for members.


·          Provides  individual and group guidance in identified areas of need as determined by  assessments including, but not limited to, the IPRPT model utilizing the  Readiness Assessment, Functional Assessment, and Skill Development Modules,  DB 101, and tools.


·          Other duties as  assigned.






Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and maintenance of competency skills.








Work is performed in structured environments.  








Reports to and supervised directly by the Clinical Coordinator. Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures.


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