Rehabilitation Specialist

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Maria
Full Time
Transitions-Mental Health Association


Position Summary

The Supportive Community Services Program located in Santa Maria, will deliver trauma informed treatment, rehabilitative and supportive services to 85 clients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, “in vivo” in regular community settings (e.g., home, apartment, job site). For all Supportive Community Service Team clients, functioning in major life domains presents significant personal difficulties. These domains include affordable, safe housing; meaningful daily pursuits, including employment; and satisfying interpersonal relationships. Addressing the rehabilitation needs of clients in these key domains will be the Supported Housing Team’s essential purpose. The Supportive Community Service Team will include an on-site Behavioral Wellness medication provider, two nurses, Team Leader, Lead Clinician, Office Coordinator and four Rehabilitation Specialist staff and 1 Clinical Rehabilitation staff.  The foundation of the Supportive Community Services Team shall be integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support services.

The Rehabilitation Specialist will have responsibility for supporting each client’s recovery process, helping individuals to restore competencies and gain successes in the major areas of community living. These include: permanent, affordable housing; successful daily life pursuits, particularly regular, competitive employment; and renewed relationships

Hours /Salary

Full-time, 40 hour per week. Starting at $20.00, however experience will be considered. Includes a generous individual benefits package.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma AND 2 years of full time work experience in a mental health setting, OR BA/BS in social or behavioral sciences and 6 months of full time work experience in a mental health setting. Spanish Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural preferred. Experience with job placement and co-occurring disorders preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative work style and oral/written communication skills. Well defined organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently and flexibly. Ability to handle intense situations, display good judgment and decision-making skills, and remain calm and clearheaded under pressure. Able to deal effectively with a variety of people and personality types regardless of age, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socio-economic level. Must use reasonable precaution in the performance of one’s duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices while acting in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to one’s self, fellow employees, clients, and other persons contacted through TMHA business. Conditions of employment include: Ability to possess and maintain good physical and mental health. Must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid CA Driver’s License, at least 2 years driving experience, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and DMV driving record that meets TMHA’s current vehicle insurance requirements.  May be required to utilize personal vehicle and auto insurance. Attendance is an essential function of this job that requires face-to-face interaction with clients and/or other employees. Must comply with a TB assessment (possibly a TB test if needed to confirm a negative tuberculosis result) and receipt of a criminal record clearance through fingerprinting. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster, or request a medical exemption with a healthcare provider document advising against the vaccine OR an exemption based on a strongly held religious belief or practice per the California Department of Public Health. Those who request and are approved for an exemption will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly and send the results to TMHA’s Human Resources Director every 7 days. Must be able to successfully complete First Aid and CPR training.

Organization Description

Transitions – Mental Health Association is a non-profit agency committed to inspiring hope, growth, recovery and wellness in our communities.

To Apply

Outside applicants must complete a TMHA application on our website to be considered for interview. OR you may copy and paste this link into your browser:

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