UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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Under the direct supervision and as a member of a multidisciplinary team provide specified, structured classroom training and facilitate integrated psychosocial rehabilitation activities for severely disabled mentally ill (SDMI) adults who are working towards reintegration into the community. Prepare clients with job search skills and assist with job search process. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures.

Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.

TRAINING - Provide structured individual and/or group rehabilitative training to patients in strict compliance with established policies, protocols, procedural guidelines, and relevant regulations and standards

REHABILITATION - Provide rehabilitation opportunities through facilitation of integrated rehabilitation and recreation services

ASSESSMENT - Monitor patients and assess progress reporting back to rehabilitation team

TREATMENT PLAN - Participate in and provide advice in clinical treatment planning and review

EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES AND TRANSPORT - Maintain equipment and facilities used in therapeutic activities as appropriate; transport patients to and from various facilities and sites as appropriate

DOCUMENTATION - Maintain patient charts and process/manage related records and clinical documents; schedule appointments and provide clerical support to program as appropriate

SAFETY - Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods

CONSULTATION - Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning client's experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, client's responses to and opinions of treatment, and client's experiences of recovery

MENTOR - Serve as a mentor to clients to promote hope and empowerment

ACTIVITIES - Provide side by side support, training and coaching of clients in their home environment and/or in the field in the area of Activities of Daily Living to include (but not limited to) personal hygiene, food selection and preparation, money management, and transportation

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - Provide side by side support, coaching and encouragement to help clients to socialize by going with a client to community activities

JOB DEVELOPMENT - Provide job development to clients that includes coaching and support in seeking and maintaining employment

JOB DEVELOPMENT - Approach potential employers to identify potential positions meeting the needs and goals for clients

ASSESSMENT - Perform assessment on individuals with disabilities to identify their employment and recovery goals, their available employability strengths and barriers to obtaining their goals and assist with identifying competitive employment in the community

SKILLS - Screen client skills and match with potential employers to identify potential positions in the community

JOB COACHING - Coordinate with individuals to identify and solve issues that may interfere with long term job placement success

FUNDING - Coordinate with State and Federal entities to secure funding for service delivery; prepare periodic reports

DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

JOB DEVELOPMENT - Provide job development to clients that includes coaching and support in seeking and maintaining employment

Education Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience Requirements:
3 years directly related experience

Prior experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness as well as a substance abuse disorder

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Valid New Mexico Driver's License

Must obtain UNM Vehicle Operator's Permit w/i 60 days of position

CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Spanish

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

Physical Demands Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

Testing Requirements:
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:
Minor hazard exposure: Involves minimal exposure to physical risks, i.e., exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, inclement weather or loud noises

Subject to random alcohol and substance testing

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