• Rehabilitation Therapist

    Job
    18-54300
    Location
    TX, Conroe
    Facility
    Montgomery County Mental Health Treatment Facility
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
  • Overview

    Our Rehabilitation Therapist develops, organizes, and implements psychiatric rehabilitation groups and activities that address the needs of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The Rehabilitation Therapist is also responsible for an array of daily interventions including groups, individual counseling, crisis intervention, behavioral programming and auxiliary support activities for patients. This position documents objective-driven contact notes that generate monthly progress notes. Curriculum and resource development are also key facets of the job. Finally, the Rehabilitation Therapist works in conjunction with the interdisciplinary treatment teams to achieve measurable objectives specified in the Recovery Plan.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree required in a human services field

    Experience:

    • One (1) year experience in a mental health setting
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility
    • Good writing skills
    • Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position

    Licenses/Certifications:

    • None required

    Responsibilities

    1. Plans and conducts daily recovery groups, manages group process/dynamics so as to maximize patient participation and positive objective outcomes. Implements individualized behavior plans and MHT mentoring.
    2. Maintains creative, stimulating groups and room environment.
    3. Assesses and reassesses patients' strengths and needs and achievement of goals and objectives on the treatment plan.
    4. Performs timely, complete, accurate, and legible documentation of services provided that is consistent with professional standards, facility procedures, and department requirements.
    5. Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitivity to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient. Completes yearly training.
    6. Is honest, consistent, fair, positive, and nurturing in daily interactions. Demonstrates values and philosophy of psychosocial rehabilitation approach. Demonstrates advocacy for patients. Handles crisis behavior by identifying antecedents, verbal de-escalation and CPI implementation. Effective therapeutic communication- verbal, para-verbal, non-verbal.
    7. Takes initiative to make cooperative efforts with colleagues and other facility staff to meet needs of patients.
    8. Manages time effectively including completion of assigned auxiliary support services and department task assignments.
    9. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment. Completes yearly training.
    10. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
    11. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
    12. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
    13. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
    14. Perform other duties as assigned.

    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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