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Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

Company: Wellpath
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:

NOW is your moment to make a difference! Join our Wellpath family at Alpine Special Treatment Center and make a difference everyday providing care to society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you've come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities - wherever we go, wherever we grow - one patient at a time.

About this role:

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist has overall responsibility for organizing, implementing, and providing daily services to clients. This is a direct-care position, working closely with clients in a team-based environment, to provide daily care to clients residing on the facility. He/she may work with a caseload of clients from admission to discharge, following through on all aspects of the client's residential care on a daily basis to ensure that the treatment plans designed by the Clinical Specialist are being implemented by team members on the units.

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for ensuring client care is priority on a daily basis. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist is proficient in crisis de-escalation skills, is attuned to mental health clients and possesses strong interpersonal skills to lead a team of other program staff members, as well as interact with other departments. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for directing, coaching and mentoring their assigned core group of staff. This position is responsible to follow through with tasks, implement interventions outlined by clinical staff and Program Director and provide oversight and mentoring to staff to ensure that duties have been completed appropriately and efficiently on a shift by shift basis.

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will be proficient in all competencies required of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist positions, however, is expected to perform at superior level specifically related to crisis intervention and providing guidance for staff in their interactions with difficult to work with clients.

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist ensures compliance with department protocols, policies, guidelines, and facility standards, and assists with the coordination of daily operations, activities, and personnel of the department.

Additional Details: Shift is 9:30am - 6pm Sunday to Thursday What you bring to the table:


Baccalaureate degree and four years of experience in a mental health setting as a specialist in the fields of physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment. Up to two years of graduate professional education may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-to-year basis; up to two years of post associate arts clinical experience may be substituted for the required education.


M.A. or M.S. in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related field (or graduating within 3 months) preferred.
Minimum of (6) months to one (1) year of experience as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist or Clinical Specialist or other mental health worker experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform satisfactorily the duties of the position (preferred).
Completion of the core competencies of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSRS), Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, and/or Clinical Specialist highly preferred.
Six (6) months to one (1) year of increasingly responsible mental health experience including some lead and/or supervisory experience. (Preferred)
Experience in long term acute care (preferred)
Bilingual (Preferred)


Current CPR/BLS certification (required)
Possession of a valid driver's license as the position may require driving company vehicles. (Preferred)
Registered intern, licensed or licensed eligible as Psychologist, MFT, LCSW, LPCC (Preferred). All licensed personnel will be required to obtain and provide a National Provider Number (NPI number) to Human Resources for reporting purposes.
CPI Certification (provided by the facility within first 90 days of employment). Interest in Crisis Intervention Training Certification and ongoing education preferred (CPI facilitator certification)

What you will do:
Provide hands-on support to other Program Staff members, demonstrate proper techniques in client support, and ensure that all Program Staff on during that shift are also able to provide appropriate and safe client support.
General responsibilities are focused on oversight and/or assisting Program Staff in the assessment of client needs, participation in the plan of care, crisis intervention, adherence to policy and procedure, and the evaluation and documentation of outcomes achieved.
Assists in the coordination of the department personnel and day-to-day activities of the department.
Reporting to supervisors on status and progress of work, and causes of work delays;
Answering questions of supervisors on overall work operations and problems (for example, concerning, additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees).
Conducting training sessions designed to update, improve, or upgrade the knowledge and skills of others;
Ensures compliance with department guidelines and objectives.
Discussing with supervision and training personnel, problems and other issues concerning the training of workers.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Compensation Range: $23 - $27 / hour%60567109% %%medtech%%

Keywords: Wellpath, Long Beach , Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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