Requisition Number: PA084-PSYUF-H-11-2019-01
Job Title: Psych Rehab Specialist
City: Glassport
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: 16.00 - 17.00

Psych Rehab Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Psych rehabilitation specialist will assist participants to choose, acquire, and maintain the skills they need to successfully transition in from using skills-based and strength-based techniques. Psych rehab specialist (PRS) will complete an initial assessment with each resident upon admission to determine skill level and areas of need.  PRS will work in collaboration with program therapists and clients to develop a plan of care to increase client skill levels through group facilitation and individualized psych rehab activities. Psych rehab specialist will provide oversight and support to recovery support staff in facilitating psych rehab activities daily within LTSR.


  • Promote principles of recovery and psychiatric rehabilitation with program residents and staff.
  • Provide skill-building services including, but not limited to assisting in recovery management, identification of personal strengths/ assets, development of a strength-based recovery plan /recovery goals, and strategies to meet goals.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings as requested.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to effectively identify the member’s strengths, needs, motivation, triggers, and goals in managing life circumstances.
  • Facilitate daily group and individual psych rehab activities for program residents
  • Document daily activities in electronic health record,
  • Complete all other assigned tasks as designated by the Unit Director.

Required Experience

Seeking candidate with experience providing psych rehab services to clients with chronic mental health issues.

Candidate should posses the following:

  • Understanding of Psychiatric Rehabilitation regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, working in collaboration with program staff and participants.
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrate skills using Microsoft Office software for tracking services for program funders
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs.
  • Ability to engage residents in an effective, therapeutic and recovery-oriented interactions.
  • A thorough understanding of Psych Rehab Core Values and Principles and the requirements and expectations of Allegheny County OBH and Community Care Program Standards.

Required Education

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist- Must possess one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 2 years work experience in mental health direct service,

1 year of which must be work experience in PRS. CPRP certification shall be attained within 2 years from the date of hire as a psychiatric rehabilitation specialist.

  • CPRP certification.

Required Qualifications

Experience with providing direct care services to clients with chronic mental health issues.

Program Summary

RHD Glassport LTSR is a long-term structured residential program serving eligible adult males between the ages 18 to 65 who are residents of Allegheny County and have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and substance use disorder, or dually-diagnosed with an intellectual disability.  Residents may also have a forensic history.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.