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University of Rochester Rehabilitation Therapist - 233234 in Rochester, New York

Rehabilitation Therapist Job ID 233234

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych


8:30 AM-5 PM


Subscribes to the Department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. Participates in available events and trainings.


The Rehabilitation Therapist (RT) position is primarily responsible for providing Targeted Case Management and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services across all Strong Recovery clinics. This hybrid model of care is intended to support the wellness and recovery goals of individuals with complex and/or chronic behavioral health issues and needs by implementing targeted interventions designed to provide timely, high- quality, and efficient care. The CCHBC RT will provide case management services to support patients around goals aimed at providing access to services that encourage individuals to resolve problems that interfere with their attainment or maintenance of independence, self-sufficiency, or maintaining themselves in the community.

Additionally, the RT performs psychosocial rehabilitation services designed to assist the individual to overcome mental health and substance use barriers that may have interfered with the person’s ability to function independently and perform normative adult roles in the community. The intent of this role is to assist the individual to restore the individual’s functional level to the fullest possible. The primary focus of these services with the individuals includes assistance with vocational and educational goals.


Under general direction and with considerable independence, performs several care management and psychiatric rehabilitation services consistent with the CCBHC and also the Department of Psychiatry Policy. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community providers and resources to obtain needed services and support for enrolled patients. Works as part of an interdisciplinary team to support the care of patients enrolled in a designated CCBHC outpatient clinic. Serves as a liaison for the treatment team to support activities to engage patients in care, connection to care management, vocation and education resources and ensures basic necessities are met. Utilizes community and family resources to create sustainable support systems for patients. Reviews and discusses plan with patient and the treatment team, focusing on linking individuals to clinical and social services within the system and community providers.

Direct Clinical Service: 90%

  • Conducts assessment of identified patients for psychiatric rehabilitation services.

  • Designs appropriate treatment plan goals according to patients’ psychiatric rehabilitation needs.

  • Conducts evidence-informed treatment with patients

  • Collaborates with outpatient team members to provide coordinated care

  • Completes and maintains professional documentation.

  • Available to assist clinicians as needed, to support case management needs.

  • Responsible for documentation of services provided in the patient’s electronic health record.

  • Provides milieu management in Reception areas, supporting patients to engage with mental health care, connecting patients to Health Home Care Management Services and other support services.

  • Assesses successful completion of goals and plans termination of psychiatric rehab services accordingly.

  • Meets minimum target for units of service set by CCBHC director.

    Liaison Responsibilities: 5%

  • Collaborates with referral sources and other professionals within the CCBHC throughout patient care activities.

  • Coordinates outreach and engagement activities focused on finding, connecting and retaining patients in appropriate community services.

  • Completes all Health Home Care management referrals, community agency referrals, and self-referrals for CCBHC patients who are not yet connected to Health Home Care Management services.

  • Maximize community integration and normalization

  • Mobilizes family and natural support networks when necessary.

  • Establishes and regularly maintains cooperative working relationships with community and health care agencies and professional and administrative staff of the Medical Center and University.

  • Work as part of the CCBHC outreach team (Peer Specialists, Rehabilitation Therapists, Community Outreach Specialist and Clinical Supervisor)

    Additional Professional Responsibilities: 5%

  • Maintains professional standards by reading, attending seminars, workshops and conferences.

  • Competent eRecord User

  • Attends weekly clinical/training/supervision meetings.

  • Participates in Departmental and programmatic diversity presentations and meets annual training expectations on diversity

  • Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the Department of Psychiatry and University by modeling honesty and integrity.

  • Available to triage case management needs for CCBHC program recipients on an urgent basis, including walk-ins.

  • Personally committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of external and internal customers.

  • Contributes to the vision and mission of the CCBHC.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of Department of Psychiatry, CCBHC related policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates with support staff regarding patient scheduling, fees, and insurance issues.

  • Promote hope and recovery by using strengths-based, culturally appropriate, and person-centered practices.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a related health/human services/occupational field required and 2-3 years of relevant experience working with adults and/or children and adolescents regarding substance use/mental health disorder concerns, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State License, have a satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience/Education focused on assisting individuals with vocation/education goals and/or Master’s degree in an addiction/mental health field are preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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