Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services


PAPRS

 
PAPRS is a growing association of more than 300 psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners and organizations throughout Pennsylvania, working together to promote and support the philosophy, values, and practices of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

In order to foster the continued growth of quality Psychiatric Rehabilitation and recovery focused practices, PAPRS offers innovative education, consultation, and leadership to support practitioners, providers and other stakeholder groups in Pennsylvania.

 

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​​Employment Opportunities!

PAPRS is pleased to share the following job opportunities submitted by our organizational members.  If you are an organizational member and would like PAPRS to post your job opening, email details to jobs@paprs.org

 

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About this Job

 
 
The Starting Point Program is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation program designed to support adults to reach their own goals through the development of skills and infusion of needed resources. We are person-centered and believe in the process of Recovery.
 
We believe:
  1. We believe that recovery happens in community.
  2. We believe we have something to learn from everyone we serve.
  3. We believe that people deserve our best.
  4. We believe in meeting people where they are instead of where we want them to be.
 
Practitioners provide a team approach and intensive support to adults living with a mental health diagnosis in Montgomery County. Use multiple evidence-based best practices throughout service delivery and focus on the following domains: living, learning, working, and socialization.
 
  • Help individuals acquire knowledge, develop skills, connect to resources, and find meaningful connections in the environment of their choice.
  • Collaborate and develop strategies for identifying, achieving, and maintaining goals.
  • Develop and review Assessments and Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRP) that are recovery-oriented, strengths-based, and person-centered in collaboration with the individual.
  • Complete collaborative documentation with person served.
  • Meet daily expectations for billable hours (i.e. time spent directly with clients).
  • Participate and communicate professionally in supervisions, team meetings, and required trainings.
 

About Access Services

 

Unlocking Potential

Access Services believes that every individual with special needs is entitled to a supportive community and the opportunity to lead a rich, fulfilling life. From children in need of foster care to adults with developmental challenges or disabilities, everyone has the potential to overcome tremendous adversity. Since 1976, Access Services has been empowering countless individuals and their families in Eastern Pennsylvania through community-based, innovative special needs and disability services. From community day programs, to respite care, to our mental health services, we have made it our mission to provide those in need with companionship, resources, and opportunities to grow as part of a community. We serve the following counties: Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Berks, Monroe, Carbon Access Services is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider and Employer.

 

 

 

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Director 

The Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) Program Director will lead the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services division both supportive and administrative in providing the highest quality services possible to the consumers we serve while adhering to state and funding source guidelines.  

 

LocationElk, Cameron, or Potter County, PA 

 

General Description 

Psychiatric rehabilitation services (PRS) incorporate principles of recovery and wellness, community support, person-centered care, and active involvement of individuals and families in the behavioral health system and services. Psychiatric Rehabilitation promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are collaborative, person-directed and individualized. These services are an essential element of the health care and human services spectrum, and are evidence-based. They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice. 

 

Qualifications: 

mobile psychiatric rehabilitation worker shall have one of the following: 

  • bachelor’s degree and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certification. OR, 

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years work experience in mental health direct service, 2 years of which must be work experience in PRS and CPRP certification shall be attained within 2 years of hire as PRS director, OR  

  • An associate of arts degree and CPRP certification if employed as the PRS director of a licensed PRS facility for at least 6 months immediately prior to May 11, 2013 

This position will require the following Clearances: 

  • PA Criminal Record (State Police), https://epatch.state.pa.us, 

  • Child Abuse History Check, www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis 

  • FBI Clearance, https://uenroll.identogo.com/,  

  • Mandated Reporting Certificate, www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu. 

Specific Description of Duties 

  • Monitor and maintain expected productivity of all staff 

  • Motivate PRS Staff to meet expected productivity of units 

  • Maintain staff morale and staff retention 

  • Establish work plans and priorities for staff as needed, assess the progress of staff, and take corrective action if needed 

  • A promote compliance with all program performance standards related to the Managed Care Company and PA DPW 

  • Provide leadership for staff including team building and performance motivation  

  • Oversee client caseloads of all staff 

  • Prepare monthly and annual board reports 

  • Monitor delivery of services per funding stream and requirements for each  

  • Determine/project needs of the program to develop a more efficient program 

  • Establish and implement policies an procedures to promote health and safety of all involved  

  • Assist and respond to the delivery of identified strategic PRS goals 

  • Collaborates with the leadership team regarding opportunities for PRS program through Director of Mental Health 

  • Monitor all documentation to ensure that quality standards are met  

  • Approve documentation in the EHR that meets acceptable standards  

  • Ask for corrections for staff when documentation does not meet standards and follow up for corrections with staff in a timely manner 

 

Physical Abilities: 

  • Ability to reach over head. 

  • Lift and carry objects over thirty (30) pounds. 

  • Bend to reach objects from the floor. 

  • Stand for extended period of time with reasonable breaks. 

  • Operate office machines. 

  • Sit for extended period of time with reasonable breaks. 

  • Vision and hearing within normal limits 

 

Benefits 

  • Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), Short Term Disability, and paid time off. 

 

Please send resume to resume@cenclear.org. 

www.cenclear.org 

 


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Worker 

PRS Worker 

This position will work directly with adults providing psychiatric Rehabilitation Services to adultsThe goal of this work is to help adults with serious and persistent mental health achieve self-sufficiency and recovery by personal empowerment. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Worker will report the Psych Rehab Supervisor. This position will require some travel with some sessions with sessions occurring in the office, community and homes.  

 

Location: Elk, Cameron, and Potter Counties 

 

Description of Services 

Psychiatric rehabilitation services (PRS) incorporate principles of recovery and wellness, community support, person-centered care, and active involvement of individuals and families in the behavioral health system and services. Psychiatric Rehabilitation promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are collaborative, person-directed and individualized. These services are an essential element of the health care and human services spectrum, and are evidence-based. They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice. 

 

Qualifications: 

A psychiatric rehabilitation worker shall have one of the following: 

  • A bachelor’s degree. OR, 

  • An associate’s degree and 1 year work experience in mental health direct service. OR, 

  • A CPS certificate and 1 additional year paid or volunteer work experience in mental health direct service. OR, 

  • A high school diploma or GED and 2 years work experience in human services which must include 1 year of mental health direct service. 

 

 Physical Abilities: 

  • Ability to reach over head. 

  • Lift and carry objects over thirty (30) pounds. 

  • Bend to reach objects from the floor. 

  • Stand for extended period of time with reasonable breaks. 

  • Operate office machines. 

  • Sit for extended period of time with reasonable breaks. 

  • Vision and hearing within normal limits 

 

Benefits 

  • Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), Short Term Disability, and paid time off. 

 

Please send resume to resume@cenclear.org  

www.cenclear.org 


Position Summary:  Be EPIC and help Empower People In Communities!


Glade Run’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation program, EPIC, assists adults who struggle with serious, persistent mental health diagnoses develop the necessary skills to overcome the functional impairments they experience as a result of their mental health. EPIC provides services in both Beaver and Butler Counties.  

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) Worker is responsible for a caseload of persons with long-term psychiatric disabilities and will work to increase their functioning level so they can be successful and satisfied in their environments of choice while living, learning, working and socializing.  Responsibilities include maintaining an individual caseload of consumers and completing daily progress documentation, assessment, and identification of goal plans to assist members in reaching their goals of choice. Services may be provided via site based group or individually (mobile) in the consumer's community and/or home environments. Since services may be provided individually in the consumers community and/or home environment, travel is required to these locations.
 
  • Paid Certification Training Available
  • Flexible, Full-Time Position offering benefits, paid mileage, PTO, sick and holiday pay
  • Sanctuary Certified Agency
QUALIFICATIONS:

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) Worker shall have one of the following:

1. Bachelor’s degree with current Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP)
Certification preferred;
2. Bachelor's degree; OR
3. An associate's degree and one (1) year work experience in mental health direct service; OR
4. A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) certificate and one (1) additional year paid or volunteer work experi¬ence in mental health direct service; OR
5. A high school diploma or GED and two (2) years’ work experience in human services which must include one (1) year of mental health direct service.
Physical Requirements:
1. Must have audio/visual/verbal capabilities to provide supervision for the clients and to perform essential job functions.

Emotional Requirements:
1. Must have emotional stability to perform essential job functions.

Other Requirements:
1. Knowledge and/or experience with individuals diagnosed with serious and persistent mental health diagnosis.
2. Ability to work as a team member.
3. Ability to accept supervision.
4. Ability to adjust hours to job requirements.
5. Ability to work independently.
6. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
7. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.
8. Ability to drive for work purposes including to client homes and to job site.
9. Ability to identify with the agency’s Mission Statement and support the agency’s Core Values.
10. Must be eligible for PA State Police Clearance, PA Child Abuse History clearance, and FBI clearance.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Implement the daily schedule of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services program.
  • Conduct individual assessments and assist the individual with their recovery plan.
  • Provide curriculum that will help individuals learn to become active in the community, gaining independence in use of public transportation, budgeting and shopping, and accessing social, spiritual and recreational outlets.
  • Instruct/coach and support individuals utilizing interventions and skills that support the individual client’s recovery plan.
  • Complete daily documentation of individual progress and curriculum/skills used in programming.
  • Build relationships and communicate with Beaver County Human Services providers and other community referral sources.
  • Provide Supervisor with up-to-date information regarding on-going programmatic, quality, authorization and compliance issues
  • Participate in program development and required in-service trainings and workshops as requested.
  • May be required to perform services in clients’ homes after required training and orientation is met.
Job Location: Butler, PA, United States

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Treatment Specialist(Dauphin County)

The Treatment Specialist provides and ensures quality support to adults with mental illness by providing assistance and education in personal care, financial management, recreational activities and daily living.

The Perks:

  • $14.00/hour
  • Various shifts available
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and more
  • Generous paid time off program

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of work experience in human services, mental health or related field. (Bachelor’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.)
  • Ability to successfully complete all required background checks and clearances.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have daily access to a properly insured vehicle

Please apply on-line at https://www.khs.org/careers/

 

 

Rehabilitation Specialist(multiple locations available)

The Rehabilitation Specialist provides and ensures quality support to adults with mental illness by providing assistance and education in personal care, financial management, recreational activities and daily living.

The Perks:

  • $12.00 - $14.00 per hour based on location
  • Various shifts available
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and more
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Extensive training and learning opportunities
  • Career development and advancement

 

Minimum Requirements: ($12.50/hour)

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Ability to successfully complete required background clearances

·         Valid driver’s license and access to a properly insured/maintained vehicle

 

Minimum Requirements (LTSR): ($14.00/hour)

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         One (1) year of work experience in mental health field 

·         Ability to successfully complete required background clearances

·         Valid driver’s license and access to a properly insured/maintained vehicle

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field

Please apply on-line at https://www.khs.org/careers/

 

Personal Care Associate(multiple locations available)

The Personal Care Associate provides and ensures quality support to adults with mental illness by providing assistance and education in personal care, financial management, recreational activities and daily living. Through support and mentorship, this position ensures people receiving services are involved in family, community, cultural and religious activities.

The Perks:

  • $11.00 - $13.00 per hour based on location
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and more
  • Generous paid time off program

 

Minimum Requirements:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Must be 21 years of age or older

·         Able to pass all required background checks and clearances

·         Possess a valid driver's license and have daily access to a properly insured vehicle

Please apply on-line at https://www.khs.org/careers/

 

 

Mental Health Driver

To assure the safe and timely transportation of individuals receiving services from Keystone Community Mental Health.

·         Drive the company vehicle within the community to transport adults with mental illness, providing assistance to individuals for safe entry and exit of vehicle as needed.

·         Ensure safety of individuals in vehicles by assuring all individuals are wearing seatbelts and by following all traffic and safety laws.

·         Collect information necessary from individuals and employees to schedule necessary pick-ups/drop-offs.

 

The Perks:

·         Casual Hours

·         $13.00/hour

·         Extensive training and learning opportunities

·         Career development and advancement

 

Minimum Requirements:

·         At least 21 years of age.

·         High school diploma or equivalent.

·         Two (2) years of stable work experience; previous driving experience and/or experience in human services field strongly preferred

·         Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to read, interpret and apply policies and regulations.

·         Valid driver’s license and daily access to privately maintained vehicle.

·         Ability to pass Child Abuse, State and FBI background clearances and have a clean driving record.

Please apply on-line at https://www.khs.org/careers/

 

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker position exists to assist adults experiencing a persistent mental illness to enhance and retain psychiatric stability, social competencies and/or independent living skills so that the individual can have valued social roles, including employment, that promote recovery and improved quality of life.

 

The Perks:

$15.50 per hour

 

VVaried hours per two week pay period; Primarily day time hours; Schedule may vary according to program needs

·         Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and more

·         Generous paid time off program

·         Extensive training and learning opportunities

·         Career development and advancement

 

 Minimum Requirements:

·         High school diploma or equivalent

·         At least 18 years of age

·         Two years of work experience in human services field including at least one year of mental health experience

·         Must have certification in employment services as recognized by current supported employment funding sources within one year of hire in this position

·         Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

·         Able to read, interpret and apply policies, plans and regulations

·         Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and able to learn other software as needed

·         Valid driver’s license

·         Daily access to privately maintained and insured vehicle depending on work location

·         Successful completion of the pre-employment process, including motor vehicle record and criminal background checks

Please apply on-line at https://www.khs.org/careers/  


SERVICE ACCESS & MANAGEMENT, INC.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Peer Specialist Supervisor Approved: ____________________ Date: _____

Classification: Part-Time, Exempt Reviewed: ____________________ Date: _____

Reports To: Mental Health Director

Summary of Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of MH Services, this person oversees the Certified Peer Support Services across that SAM footprint. This person will provide supervision and support to CPS and will ensure the program meets all regulatory and BH-MCO standards. Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations and in accord with the mission and values of the company.

Essential Functions:

Provide a role model for participants in recovery, staff and family members that emphasize the fact that recovery is possible; Create an environment of learning and support for CPS staff; Interview and onboard new CPS staff that meet the SAM fit; Provide supervision in accordance with regulations; Review service documentation; Participate in scheduled meetings; Evaluate service delivery and implement strategies to improve performance when needed; Create and maintain positive relationships with community partners; Manage and track referrals and intakes

Personal Characteristics:

Servant Leader Independent Passionate

Kind Ethical Motivated

Team Builder Active Listener Life-long Learner

Curious Loyal to SAM Values Adaptable

Honest Trustworthy Innovative

Education and Experience:

A mental health professional who has completed the Department-approved peer specialist supervisory training; or a bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education or a related field from a program that is accredited; and two years of mental health direct service experience that may include peer support services; and has completed the peer specialist supervisory training curriculum approved by the Department; or

A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma and four years of mental health direct service experience that may include peer support services, and has completed the peer specialist supervisory training curriculum approved by the Department.

Employment Requirements:

Automobile and Valid Insurance, Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record Check, Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances, FBI Fingerprint Clearance, Social Security Card, Immigration and Naturalization (I-9), Drug Screening Clearance. Must complete certified peer specialist supervisor training within 6 months of assuming the supervisory position.

Working Conditions:

Predominately in-office work within an open environment, comfortable communicating through virtual technology, work includes periods of on-call during evening and weekend hours. Travel throughout the SAM footprint is periodically required and may be in adverse weather conditions, must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.

Apply Here


 

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER OF MERCER COUNTY

2201 EAST STATE STREET

HERMITAGE, PA  16148

PHONE:  (724) 981-7141

POSITION OPEN FOR BID:  Full-Time Psych Rehab Supervisor

Full-time:         exempt, non-union eligible      

Shift:                 Monday to Friday, includes non-traditional hours

Salary Range:  $32,800 - $49,200  depending on experience level for job duties.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Bids will be accepted until Friday, January 22nd by 9:00am

TO APPLY:

Please submit all bids via email to HRDepartment@cccmer.org

AND

fill out the application for the position by clicking on this link and then filling out the application

https://cccmer.mitcawm.com/jobs/

 

This is an interview for hire position.

 


Position:          Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker         

Location:        Carlisle, PA –The S.T.A.R. Center- Steps Towards Advocacy and Recovery

Hours:             40 hrs/week  Mon-Fri 8-4 pm

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field, 1-2 yrs. experience with mental health, valid PA driver’s license and clean driving record. Understanding of psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health recovery principles preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development and presentation of member driven workshops, classes and groups
  • Interaction with members during scheduled activities at STAR and in community
  • Participation in planning and organizing monthly psychiatric rehabilitation calendar
  • One to one guidance and support of members developing recovery goals in living, learning, working and social life domains.
  • Skills teaching one to one and in group settings.
  • Documentation of psychiatric rehab through development of individual member goals and progress notes in an electronic health record
  • Transportation of members to and from the center for activities and meetings related to goals and center schedule
  • When necessary provide coverage for other Psych Rehab Workers and/or Director
  • Regular attendance to both STAR staff meetings, as well as, treatment team meetings for those on caseload
  • Continuing education activities to obtain Psych Rehab Certification
  • Participates in Merakey Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Find Job postings on www.merakey.org in the Career Center or www.indeed.com

Contact Laura Jesic at 717-243-2278 ext 205 with questions


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