Exercise Specialist

Job Number: 18-447-8021

Education: Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field is required.  A Master's Degree is preferred.

Description: Wellness and Exercise Specialists provide psychosocial rehabilitative skills training to adults diagnosed with severe mental illnesses who may also have co-occurring substance use disorders and/or chronic health conditions utilizing a recovery based and trauma-informed perspective.  Wellness and Exercise Specialists operate in a dynamic environment, develop extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and cultivate a clinical skill set by forging therapeutic relationships with diverse community members.  Interventions and services are typically provided in the community and require the use of a personal automobile.

Wellness and Exercise Specialists work in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life outcomes with a focus on lifestyle modifications that will improve health outcomes (i.e. wellness, tobacco cessation and exercise if appropriately certified). Wellness and Exercise Specialists work with individuals that have been identified as motivated to enact lifestyle modifications to improve overall wellness in addition to providing recommendations on wellness interventions that can be implemented by the interdisciplinary treatment team. Wellness and Exercise Specialists can participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of wellness, strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) to ensure optimal and personalized services.  Frequent service coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in achieving independent functioning.  Wellness and Exercise Specialists deliver therapeutic interventions fostering skills necessary to implement lifestyle changes, manage symptoms, obtain/maintain employment or housing, or to obtain services such as medical care, nutritional assistance, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance and resources fulfilling any basic need.  Wellness and Exercise Specialists may also facilitate psychosocial rehabilitative skills training groups and/or utilize other evidenced-based interventions or therapeutic modalities. Although staff members in this position are not typically LPHAs, staff members in this position are working under the supervision of a LPHA who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessment, diagnosis and treatment. 

On-call responsibilities may be required dependent upon unit protocols.  This position may have additional duties associated with providing bilingual communication services and requires the completion of a language competency test.  Bilingual fluency in Spanish/ASL preferred.

License(s): Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required.  Required to be certified as a certified personal trainer within six months of hire. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Salary: Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 annually based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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