Rehabilitation Specialist

Job Number: 21-116-6793

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.  As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Aetna Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401 (a) retirement account plus match

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Rehabilitation Specialist Job Summary: This position is within Housing and Homeless Services and is located at Terrace at Oak Springs. Terrace at Oak Springs is an innovative housing complex in East Austin with 50 fully furnished single occupancy apartments for residents with a disabling condition and history of chronic homelessness, half of whom are veterans. The complex is modeled after other successful Housing First programs across the country and is the first of its kind in Central Texas. Terrace at Oak Springs has an integrated health clinic offering primary care and behavioral health services, a community room, computer room, supportive employment, outdoor green space, and more. 

Rehabilitation Specialists will provide recovery focused supported housing skills training, intensive case management, and service coordination for the residents at Terrace at Oak Springs with high vulnerability and complex needs, including psychiatric and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, and chronic medical conditions.  This position operates in a dynamic environment and works in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life outcomes, and utilizes the evidence-based practices of Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Trauma Informed Care. Rehabilitation Specialists also participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorders at regular intervals to ensure optimal and personalized services.  Frequent service coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in achieving independent functioning.  This position will carry a high intensity caseload and serve residents on an outreach and on-call basis, as needed.

The position will work collaboratively with the Veteran's Administration, Austin Public Library, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, and other local organizations in the area to help support residents and encourage involvement in their community.  The Rehabilitation Specialist will facilitate community engagement and group activities.  Rehabilitation Specialists will build on strength by fostering an attitude of hope, respect, and compassion. 

Rehabilitation Specialists work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  This position requires the transportation of consumers in a personal and/or agency vehicle.  

Rehabilitation Specialist Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree

Rehabilitation Specialist License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Center certification (QHMP-CS) to perform psychosocial rehabilitative skills training and case management

Rehabilitation Specialist Experience: 

Preferred:

  • Direct client care experience in mental health and/or homeless services

  • Bilingual in Spanish 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday; Four 10-hour shifts, 8:00am-6:00pm with some flexibility.

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

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)

Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker