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University of Rochester Rehabilitation Therapist - 231877 in Rochester, New York

Rehabilitation Therapist Job ID 231877

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Temporary Opening

Time as Reported Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych


8 AM-12 PM



Responsible for the assessment of patient strengths and weaknesses in the areas of living skills and vocational/occupational functioning, and for the planning and implementation of individual and group strategies to address deficits in areas of patient functioning. Serves as a liaison from the CPS program to other community agencies involved in vocational and living skills development.


  • Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment and initiative:

  • Conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the rehabilitation and social support needs of clients and plans, coordinates and implements individual and group activities designed to enhance patient skills in the areas of food preparation, shopping, cooking, etc.; living skills, housekeeping, laundry, vocational functioning, etc.

  • Supervises and evaluates patient work groups in various living skills and in pre-vocational workshop areas.

  • Prepares a written assessment of client skills, deficits and growth potential and maintains written progress notes in the medical record.

  • Participates in program planning and initiates the development of new rehabilitation therapies based on a needs assessment.

  • Provides feedback to the treatment team regarding patient progress and facilitates and supervises the placement of patient in community living and work environments.

  • Serves as liaison between the CPS program and other community agencies such as the Health department, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Sheltered Workshops.

  • Orders and purchases supplies for the kitchen, company store and prevocational areas; determines menus and/or work projects for prevocational training.


Bachelor's degree with major course work in a related health/occupational field required and 2-3 years of relevant experience working with the mentally ill; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled