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MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION SPECIALIST – Day Treatment

Palm Springs Unified School District Logo
9/23/2013
Olivia Castellanos
1
8 Hours, 11 Months
Full Time
9/30/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
MONTHLY SALARY: $3,562 - $4,341
Date Posted:
9/23/2013
Application Deadline:
9/30/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
8 Hours, 11 Months
Salary:
MONTHLY SALARY: $3,562 - $4,341
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Olivia Castellanos Email: ocastellanos@psusd.k12.ca.us Phone: 760-416-6093
Special Education
2-624-004
Special Education
2-624-004
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Palm Springs Unified School District

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION SPECIALIST – Day Treatment

This is a grant funded position.  Continuation of the position is contingent upon funding.

 

 

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health rehabilitation services to special education day treatment students. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will provide assistance in the development of student functional skills of daily living, social skills, medication compliance, and positive behavior support and intervention techniques for students designated as emotionally disabled or with other conditions with behavioral and emotional components and/or severe disciplinary problems. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will work directly with and be supervised by the assigned day treatment Mental Health Therapist II. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations.

 

FUNCTIONS

 

  • Provides student assistance in developing functional skills of daily living such as attention to relational interaction, grooming, hygiene and anger management.
  • Provides crisis intervention for students as the need arises.
  • Provides student social skills training in group and individual settings with emphasis on student successfully maintaining appropriate behaviors in the classroom and on the school campus.
  • Provides students and families with information and assistance in managing medication compliance.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of positive behavior support and intervention techniques and behavior support plans in conjunction with student’s mental health goals as part of the IEP process.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of level systems, positive incentives, and individual and classroom contracts.
  • Implements and models alternative communication intervention strategies and assist students in management of emotions and behaviors in the education setting.
  • Physically restrains students as necessary to control violent behavior and maintain a safe environment.
  • Provides continuous supervision of students in the classroom, cafeteria, on school grounds, at bus loading zones, and other school site areas as assigned.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence and maintains a variety of documentation, such as charting observed behaviors, progress reports, incident reports, referral forms and other data.
  • Serves as the mandated Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult/Elder Abuse reporter.
  • Provides rehabilitative groups for students, including but not limited to social skills, peer relations, and anger management.
  • Trains staff, parents, and students in rehabilitative and behavioral strategies and techniques.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of internal and external meetings.
  • Maintains up-to-date clinical notes on all clients.
  • Completes paperwork to support mental health billing in a timely manner.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of mental health experience with emotionally disturbed or conduct disordered youth in a mental health setting, preferably inpatient hospital, intensive day treatment, or residential treatment settings.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish;
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

 

SKILLS to collect and analyze data in a variety of settings and ways; monitor and evaluate student progress.

 

KNOWLEDGE of California Laws and regulations for mental health services and education code; philosophy and principles of Positive Behavior Support; California and Federal regulations for behavior interventions for Special Education students; non-violent crisis intervention techniques; IEP (Individualized Education Program) process and law; data collection and record-keeping techniques.

 

ABILITY to provide direct services to school district staff, students and families; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with school and agency staff and families; analyze and interpret rules, regulations, and procedures; maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions; work independently; plan and organize work load; meet deadlines and schedules; set priorities; work with constant interruptions; work with detailed information/data; resolve problems with tact and proficiency; understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, and sexual orientation of students, teachers, administrators, and staff; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 85% sitting, 10% walking, and 5% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.  Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; seeing to view a computer monitor; lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy computer equipment; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

 

REQUIRED TESTING

CERTIFICATES

None Specified

Required:

Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

CONTINUING ED/TRAINING

CLEARANCES

None Specified

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
TB Clearance

EVALUATION

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board policy on Evaluation of Management/Confidential employees.

 

 

FLSA Status

Bargaining Unit

Salary Range

BOE Approval Date

Exempt

Management/Confidential

10

April 9, 2013

 

Requirements for Applying

Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

Please attach the following required documents when submitting your online application: • Letter of Introduction • Three Letters of Recommendation (Dated within 1 year) • Resume

      Requirements for Applying

      Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

      Please attach the following required documents when submitting your online application: • Letter of Introduction • Three Letters of Recommendation (Dated within 1 year) • Resume

          ***This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon funding.*** SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health rehabilitation services to special education day treatment students. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will provide assistance in the development of student functional skills of daily living, social skills, medication compliance, and positive behavior support and intervention techniques for students designated as emotionally disabled or with other conditions with behavioral and emotional components and/or severe disciplinary problems. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will work directly with and be supervised by the assigned day treatment Mental Health Therapist II. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: • Two (2) years of mental health experience with emotionally disturbed or conduct disordered youth in a mental health setting, preferably inpatient hospital, intensive day treatment, or residential treatment settings. Desired Qualifications: • Bi-lingual English/Spanish; • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

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          Application Deadline: 9/30/2013 3:30 PM Pacific

          ***This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon funding.*** SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health rehabilitation services to special education day treatment students. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will provide assistance in the development of student functional skills of daily living, social skills, medication compliance, and positive behavior support and intervention techniques for students designated as emotionally disabled or with other conditions with behavioral and emotional components and/or severe disciplinary problems. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will work directly with and be supervised by the assigned day treatment Mental Health Therapist II. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: • Two (2) years of mental health experience with emotionally disturbed or conduct disordered youth in a mental health setting, preferably inpatient hospital, intensive day treatment, or residential treatment settings. Desired Qualifications: • Bi-lingual English/Spanish; • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

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