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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The Call for Papers for the 2020 Conference is now open. 

We are looking for Institutes & Workshop Proposals in a wide variety of topics. 

Please click here to download the 2020 Call for Papers.

 


​​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

New Job Opportunity

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) Specialist – Certified

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. Glade Run’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation program, EPIC, provides services in both Beaver and Butler Counties.

Position Summary: The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist 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, running groups, completing daily progress documentation, assessment, and identification of goal plans to assist consumers in reaching their goals of choice. 

  • Current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification required
  • New Hire Incentive Bonus of up to $500 for individuals with current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification
  • Paid Certification Training Available
  • Flexible, Full-Time Position offering benefits, paid mileage, PTO, sick and holiday pay
  • Sanctuary Certified Agency

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ work experience in mental health direct service, of which one (1) must be work experience in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) required.  
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certification required. 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  1. Implement the daily schedule of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services program. 
  2. Conduct individual assessments and assist the individual with their recovery plan. 
  3. Provide group curriculum(on Site) 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. 
  4. Instruct/coach and support individuals utilizing interventions and skills that support the individual’s recovery plan.
  5. Complete daily documentation of individual progress and curriculum/skills used in programing.
  6. Build relationships and communicate with Butler County Human Services providers and other community referral sources about the PRS program.
  7. Provide PRS Supervisor with up-to-date information regarding on-going programmatic, quality, authorization and compliance issues.  
  8. Participate in program development and required in-service trainings and workshops as requested.
  9. May be required to perform services in clients’ homes after required training and orientation is met.  
  10. May act as PRS Supervisor per regulations as assigned.  

KNOWLEDGE AREAS:

  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Family and Individual Assessments
  • Behavior Management
  • Group Dynamics
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chapter 5230. 
  • Department of Human Services Regulations
  • Office of Mental Health/Medical Assistance Regulations
  • Adult Protective Services Law
  • Social/life skills
  • Utilizing an individual’s strengths 
  • DSM – V
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment

Job Location)(s):

Beaver County

Job Type:

Full-Time

How to Apply:
Candidates must apply via our careers page at https://www.gladerun.org/about-us/careers or directly via this direct link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=18424&clientkey=C876C397E6CD2C37D955A292A62112FC  

 

New Job Opportunity

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Worker - (Full-Time) Beaver County

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.  

Position Summary: 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. 

  • New Hire Incentive Bonus of up to $500 for individuals with current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification
  • 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 experience 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.

KNOWLEDGE AREAS:

  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Family and Individual Assessments
  • Behavior Management
  • Group Dynamics
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chapter 5230.
  • Department of Human Services Regulations
  • Office of Mental Health/Medical Assistance Regulations
  • Adult Protective Services Law
  • Social/life skills
  • Utilizing an individual’s strengths
  • DSM – V
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment

Job Location)(s):
Beaver County

Job Type:

Full-Time

How to Apply:
Candidates must apply via our careers page at https://www.gladerun.org/about-us/careers or via this direct link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17352&clientkey=C876C397E6CD2C37D955A292A62112FC

 

New Job Opportunity

 

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.  

Position Summary: 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. 

  • New Hire Incentive Bonus of up to $500 for individuals with current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification
  • Paid Certification Training Available
  • Flexible, Part-Time Position offering paid mileage
  • Sanctuary Certified Agency

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 Butler 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.

KNOWLEDGE AREAS:

  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Family and Individual Assessments
  • Behavior Management
  • Group Dynamics
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chapter 5230.
  • Department of Human Services Regulations
  • Office of Mental Health/Medical Assistance Regulations
  • Adult Protective Services Law
  • Social/life skills
  • Utilizing an individual’s strengths
  • DSM – V
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment

Job Location(s):

Positions available in both Beaver and Butler Counties

Job Type: Part-Time

How to Apply: Candidates must apply via our careers page at https://www.gladerun.org/about-us/careers or apply directly via the links below:

  • Beaver County (Mobile Position): 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=16048&clientkey=C876C397E6CD2C37D955A292A62112FC

 

 

New Job Opportunity

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Location:     Mount Lebanon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist - HIRING AND RETENTION BONUS ELIGIBLE!!

Join our innovative Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team!  This new service operates under the mission that people can and do recover from mental illness.  We are a multi-disciplinary, strengths-based team.  This new program is part of Chartiers Center which has over 50 years of experience in Human Services in Allegheny County and is a leader in the behavioral health field.

The Specialist position works with adult participants to help them identify what a full and productive life looks like.  The Specialist will support the participants with identifying and accomplishing their individual goals around wellness, new skills, socialization, working, etc.  This position offers daily access to a company car as well as a smartphone and laptop.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in a Human Service field and 2 years related experience and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Ability to use a computer and document services in electronic health record according to program rules and regulations. Valid driver's license required.

Hours for these full time positions are primarily daylight Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Apply today by sending your resume to careers@chartierscenter.org or by visiting the Career Section of our website www.chartierscenter.org.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Short Term and  Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Generous PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Positive and fulfilling work environment!

At Chartiers Center we do not just accept diversity, we celebrate it. We thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our consumers and our community. Chartiers Center is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an Affirmative Action Employer.


New Job Opportunity

Team Leader 

Team Leader for Mobile Wellness Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

Join our innovative Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team!  This new service operates under the mission that people can and do recover from mental illness.  We are a multi-disciplinary, strengths-based team.  This new program is part of Chartiers Center which has over 50 years of experience in Human Services in Allegheny County and is a leader in the behavioral health field.

The Team Leader is responsible for the coordination of activities to ensure effective utilization of staff experience, scheduling and provision of direct services provided by Specialists and Certified Peer Specialists.  This will include field supervision, support in development of staff competencies, replacement during absences for Specialist and necessary training regarding process and documentation.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in a Human Service field and 3 years related experience and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential or the attainment of the credential within 2 years of employment. Valid driver's license required.

Full time position available. Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm with some evenings/weekend required as necessary.

Chartiers Center offers a competitive hourly wage.

Apply today by sending your resume to careers@chartierscenter.org or by visiting the Career Section of our website www.chartierscenter.org.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Short Term and  Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Generous PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Positive and fulfilling work environment!

At Chartiers Center we do not just accept diversity, we celebrate it.  We thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our consumers and our community. Chartiers Center is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an Affirmative Action Employer.


New Job Opportunity

Peer Specialist – Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Location:     Mount Lebanon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist - Full or Part time positions available

Join our innovative Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team!  This new service operates under the mission that people can and do recover from mental illness.  We are a multi-disciplinary, strengths-based team.  This new program is part of Chartiers Center which has over 50 years of experience in Human Services in Allegheny County and is a leader in the behavioral health field.

The CPS works with individuals to provide support through lived experiences related to daily living skills as identified in the individual rehabilitation plan.

Requires a Certified Peer Specialist OR Certified Peer Recovery Specialist credential with one year experience in mental health direct services. Ability to use a computer and document services in electronic health record according to program rules and regulations.  Valid driver's license required.

Full time and part time positions available. Hours for this position are primarily daylight Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Apply today by sending your resume to careers@chartierscenter.org or by visiting the Career Section of our website www.chartierscenter.org.

Chartiers Center offers a benefit package to full time.
Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Short Term and  Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Generous PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Positive and fulfilling work environment!

At Chartiers Center we do not just accept diversity, we celebrate it.  We thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our consumers and our community. Chartiers Center is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an Affirmative Action Employer.


New Job Opportunity

Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc. is accepting applications for a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist for our New Hope Recovery Center located in Stroudsburg, PA.  
 
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist (PRS) is responsible for providing services to individuals in the life domains of living, learning, working, socializing, and self-maintenance. The goal of services is to support individuals through direct skills teaching and building of supports, to be successful and satisfied in the environment of their choosing. The PRS will conduct initial and ongoing functional assessments, develop recovery-oriented rehabilitation plans with individuals, and provide person-centered interventions identified in each individuals plan.  
 
In addition, PRS staff provide individualized and group support and supervision to individuals enrolled in services. They communicate the individuals progress, status, and any changes in daily notes and ensure that the clinical record is in accordance with program guidelines. PRS promotes a safe and caring environment where individuals can learn and grow and promote community awareness by demonstrating professional, pleasant, approachable and helpful demeanor at all times. This position also requires the PRS to maintain their CPRP credential once it is attained. 
 
Primary Hours:  Full Time - 40 hours weekly – Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or based on program needs 
 
Requirements Education and Experience: Must meet one of the following criteria: • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ work experience in mental health direct service, one year of which must be work experience in PRS. CPRP certification shall be attained within two years from the date of hire as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist;  OR • Current CPRP certification Other requirements: • Valid driver’s license • Within two years of holding the position, it is the expectation that the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker obtains CPRP certification • Ability to pass required background clearances and screenings Benefits • Paid Vacation & Paid Holidays • Competitive pay/benefits • Med/Dental/RX  • Reduced health care benefits with participation in Wellness Program • Tuition Credit Program for eligible dependents • Employee discount program (Access Perks) • Employee Rewards programs • 401K after one year with company contribution  
 
Visit our website at www.salisb.com Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer


Access Services, Delaware Valley Region is currently seeking a highly motivated, independent and organized individual to lead our Bucks County Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (Starting Point) Program.

The Director is responsible for directing the overall management, organization and service delivery of the Starting Point program. Directly supervise, support and educate program managers to help ensure that program objectives are being met and that services provided meet the needs of those being supported. Establish and execute the overall strategic vision of the Starting Point program within the county Behavioral Health system.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Direct the overall management and organization of the Starting Point program (Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services) within designated county.

·         Develop and cast the vision of the Starting Point program among staff and the broader community. Promote and market program to county mental health system and other providers, natural supports and faith communities.

·         Represent Access Services in various workgroups and meetings held within the county mental health system.

·         Provide direction and oversight to the development of community partners.

·         Maintain communication with Senior Director and Vice President Adult Behavioral Health and Crisis team.

·         Work with Senior Director of Adult Behavioral Health in the expansion of related adult mental health support services.

·         Maintain effective working relationships with other leadership across the system.

·         Report any operational, staff or individual concerns according to Access Services’ established policies and procedures.

·         Conduct periodic reviews and assessments of services, individual needs and staff needs. Report the findings and recommendations to the appropriate individuals.

·         Maintain appropriate documentation.

·         Oversee the development and usage of the Balanced Scorecard process.

·         Actively supervise and assist in the resolution of crisis situations.

·         Help ensure the highest quality of care to individuals in helping them meet their needs/goals.

·         Provide overall management of the referral process for Starting Point program and connect with county representatives about potential service options.

·         Keep abreast of developments in the field relating to the provision of services and recovery principles.

·         Help ensure that our services are in compliance with Access Services’ established policies and procedures.

·         Provide leadership of various agency committees and collaboration groups as requested by the senior leadership.

Fiscal:

·         Provide overall management to the development, implementation and monitoring of budgets.

·         Provide overall direction for the disbursement of funds for program operations and individual’s personal needs. Oversee accurate, up-to-date records of such disbursements.

·         Prepare various statistical, financial and special reports as required or requested.

·         Pursue the growth of funding resources through partnership with potential funders, Access Services development staff, and the fiscal department.

Personnel Management and Staff Development:

·         Provide supervision to program staff/volunteers/interns.

·         Conduct staff evaluations and give feedback on work performance on a regular basis.

·         Provide overall management of hiring program staff.

·         Help ensure that a proper training process is in place for program employees.

Requirements and Qualifications

·         Valid driver's license, access to own reliable vehicle and proof of adequate car insurance, required.

·         Master’s degree in psychology, social work or other human service related field required plus two (2) years of direct leadership experience, or, Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work

·         OR other human services related field plus five (5) years of direct work experience including one year of supervisory experience working directly with persons with chronic mental illness.

Comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Paid time off, 9 paid holidays per year, health/vision/ prescription/dental insurance, tuition assistance, 401k retirement plan, referral bonus, training and advancement opportunities, mileage reimbursement and other work advantage discounts

At Access Services we encourage and support career development and there are opportunities for you to learn and grow within our organization. We look forward to hearing from you!

E/O/E


Job Type: Full-time

If you would like to be considered for the full-time open position at our agency, please complete an applicant profile and submit an online application by using this provided link: https://jobs.accessservices.org/application/externalapplicants/login/default.aspx

  • Click "First Time Applicants" to complete an online application
  • Select "Practitioner - Fort Washington, PA" as your job selection

Access Services, Delaware Valley Region is currently seeking a Case Manager to join our Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services (Starting Point) team based in our Fort Washington, PA office. The Case Manager position is full-time, working generally 40 hours per week; 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as a part of the Starting Point team to deliver Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services to adults in Montgomery County living with mental illness in the community.
  • Develop implement and update recovery plans based on the goals of each participant.
  • Provide skill training and resource coordination in the areas of living learning working and socializing.
  • Engage participants in a way that recognizes every person's recovery process is unique, and support them in identifying strengths, existing supports, and community resources.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license, regular access to a reliable vehicle and adequate car insurance, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field including human services, social work, psychology or special education, or, Certified Peer Specialist certification in lieu of Bachelor’s degree, required.
  • Two (2) years of direct care experience with individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis preferred (with Bachelor’s degree) or three (3) years of direct experience with individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis required (with CPS certification).
  • Commitment to recovery, choice, empowerment, and the ability of people with serious mental illness to live meaningful lives in the community.

Comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Paid time off, 9 paid holidays per year, health/vision/ prescription/dental insurance, tuition assistance, 401k retirement plan, referral bonus, training and advancement opportunities, mileage reimbursement and other work advantage discounts

At Access Services we encourage and support career development and there are opportunities for you to learn and grow within our organization. We look forward to hearing from you!

E/O/E

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Greensburg, PA
Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $20.00 /hour

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist needed to work in Westmoreland County.

Base of operations are in the Greensburg area.

Staff Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelors degree and 2 years of experience in MH field.

One year must be in a licensed PR program. CPRP certification is a plus.

Position could be either Full Time or Part Time.

Pay rate is $20 per hour (for CPRP certified staff) for face to face billable time.

A lesser rate is reimbursed for non-billable paperwork and travel time.

Position is within a Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation program.

Basic job requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience with individuals diagnosed with serious mental health diagnoses
  • Knowledge of evidence-based interventions/skills and ability to instruct and support individuals with their identified goals to recovery
  • Able to administer and interpret Functional Assessment results.
  • Must be able to work as a team within and outside of the program
  • Coordinate services
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills

All candidates MUST have at least one year in a licensed PR program. Candidates without this experience cannot be considered.

Criminal Clearances and clean driving record is required.

Company car is provided.

EOE


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