Rehabilitation Specialist

Job Number: 21-636-6913 

Job Summary:

If you're passionate about ending homelessness in Austin, then we want you on our team!  Come and join us at Community First! Village, the revolutionary and nationally recognized program that provides affordable housing and wrap-around support services for adults who have experienced chronic homelessness.  Our team is located at Community First! Village and provides mental and behavioral health services, substance use support, and case management to its residents. 

Rehabilitation Specialists provide psychosocial rehabilitative skills training, emotional support, intensive case management, and service coordination to vulnerable individuals with complex needs, including psychiatric and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, and chronic medical conditions.  Rehabilitation Specialists utilize a person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery focused approach to forge therapeutic relationships with racially and culturally diverse individuals, helping them define and facilitate desired life outcomes, cultivate independent living skills, maintain housing, and more effectively manage their mental and behavioral health needs.   

Rehabilitation Specialists participate in diagnostic evaluations at regular intervals and provide assessment of individual strengths, preferences, functional impairments, and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring substance use disorders to ensure optimal and personalized services.  Frequent service coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in achieving independence and may include access to medical care, substance use treatment, nutrition, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance, or other services as required to meet their goals and needs.  Rehabilitation Specialists may also facilitate psychosocial rehabilitative skills training groups to help individuals develop more effective coping strategies and achieve their recovery goals.  This position carries a high intensity caseload in addition to serving community residents on an outreach and on-call basis when needed.   

Rehabilitation Specialists work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Although staff members in this position are not typically LPHA's, staff members in this position work under the supervision of a LPHA who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessments, diagnoses, and treatment.  This position requires the transportation of consumers in a personal and/or agency vehicle. Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field and/or two years direct client care experience in mental health strongly preferred.  

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: 

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

License:

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Center certification to perform service coordination

Preferred:

  • LPC-Associate or LMSW License

Experience:

Preferred:

  • Two years community mental health experience

Hours: Full-time; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with flexibility for on-call rotation.

SalaryStarting 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

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

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: 

  • 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) employer contribution retirement account
  • Gold's gym membership discount
  • Mileage reimbursement

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) 

LPHA Keywords: Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Licensed Clinician, Clinical Mental Health Professional, Program Therapist, LPHA, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Licensed Practitioner, Therapist, Counselor

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

LCDC Keywords: Counselor, LCDC Counselor, LCDC Intern, Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Direct Care Staff, Caseworker