Job: Individual Rehabiitation Specialist

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.


In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary

  • Supportive work environment

  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan

  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary

  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 

  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    

  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule

  • 12 paid holidays per year

  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees

  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons

  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions

  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs

  • Employee Assistance Program



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:


  • Write billable Individual Rehab mental health notes on client goals to DMH and agency standards; complete notes within 72 hours.

  • Consistently meet productivity standards set by the agency for hours of direct client service (currently 24 hours per week- hours may fluctuate) and the related notes, and performance standards in terms of quality of work.

  • Complete client quarterly reports and/or Needs and Service Plans in consultation with the cottage therapist.

  • Responsible for client’s discharge documentation/check off list being completed prior to client discharge.

  • Assist cottage therapist in scheduling visits for clients each week. Visit schedule must be emailed to Campus Supervisors, Cottages, Valerie, and Nursing no later than Wednesdays at 12 pm. Monitor or facilitate monitoring for clients as  needed.

  • Facilitate and document ILP activities/groups for each client.

  • Provide direct, appropriate crisis intervention services to  clients on campus and in the community.

  • Provide individual supervision for high risk clients who require temporary separation form the program for safety or other reasons

  • Attend trainings as  they pertain to the Individual Rehab position.

  • Participate in outings and  field trips.

  • Able to set limits and maintain disciplinary standards consistent with Hillsides’ policies.

  • Debrief with clients following off campus AWOLS and restraints, completing debriefing logs, contacting client’s caregivers, and completing follow up incident reports which will document parent notification within a 24 hour period.

  • Maintain regular consultation with the team through weekly participation in TMT, Team meetings, and group and individual supervision.

  • Support clients throughout the program, focusing on area such as daily living skills, social skills, hygiene, recreational activities, behavior support, transporting to activities, and overall daily functioning.

  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk

  • Flexibility with schedule; able to work weekends and evenings.

  • Other duties as required

Job Requirements



Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load


      Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy


Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds


Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use

  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required 


  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with SED children and/or other experience working with children in a related capacity
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier


Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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