Job Type

Position Title:  Rehabilitation Specialist 

Program:  New Leaf Recovery Center

Classification:  Non-exempt, Full Time

Salary Range:  $16-$19 per hour; Commensurate with Experience

Summary and Range of Authority:   Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Rehabilitation Specialist provides intensive outpatient rehabilitative services and case management for Dual-Diagnosed adults utilizing a comprehensive approach that is community based, ?client driven, trauma informed, and culturally competent. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group rehabilitative services to client and/or family for purpose of improving community functioning. Provides client and/or family with education activities (parenting support, strategies, structure, healthy attachment, etc.) as needed
  • Assist clients with intensive case management services and referrals for adjunct services as needed, under the direction of the therapist and/or medical practitioner
  • Provide independent living skills to client as determined by treatment team
  • Conduct outreach regarding education on mental health and services at UPAC
  • Work in conjunction with the therapists, medical practitioner and/or other staff, for the support of outpatient community-based services and community services activities
  • Assist in the facilitation and organization the Program Advisory Groups at least two times a year
  • Assist clients and families in scheduling appointments
  • Prepare accurate and timely documentation of reports and records as required by the program, which includes documentation of interpretation, case management and other services rendered
  • Conduct outcome measures as required by program
  • Utilization of Electronic Health Record & meets productivity expectations
  • Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in program planning, diagnosis, treatment, goal development, utilization review, and discharge planning 
  • Notify therapist and/or Program Manager when a client reports medication side effects, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, and any changes in behavior 
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, treatment utilization reviews & other quality assurance activities
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Required Education, Certifications/Licenses and Language/Cultural Skills:

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Must have successful completion and maintenance of the San Diego County credentialing
  • Provide NPI number registration copy
  • If recovering, must be clean and sober and stable in the recovery process for at least 1 year
  • Must be free of probation or parole supervision for a minimum of one year
  • Knowledge and minimum one-year full time experience in working with dual-diagnosed clients and culturally diverse communities
  • Experienced and knowledge of community mental health services and social services; some knowledge of human behavior, psychology, and cross-cultural and bicultural issues
  • Familiarity with community resources and delivery of case management services
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to sensitive or proprietary information or materials
  • Comfortable in discussing issues such as suicide, homicide, domestic violence, trauma and other sensitive issues during therapy sessions facilitated by therapists
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize and successfully bring them to fruition
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have a flexible work schedule
  • Must demonstrate intermediate level of computer literacy and experience using office productivity software i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet browsers, and Outlook
  • Must have TB clearance
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster required, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation as allowed by the law 
  • Must have certified First Aid and CPR training (including infant CPR)
  • Will not be debarred or excluded from participation in Federal programs by the General Services Administration and/or the Department of Health and Human Services of the Inspector General
  • Must pass background check (Live Scan Fingerprint)
  • Must be able to drive (when needed) for business purposes to other program locations in San Diego County. If employee drives his/her personal automobile for UPAC business, employee must have valid California driver’s license and comprehensive automobile insurance coverage, as required by law

Additional Preferred Education or Qualifications:

  • Trained in Cerner Electronic Medical Records System
  • Knowledge of County contracted Medi-Cal and MHSA programs
  • Knowledge of San Diego County documentation standards
  • BA or MA diploma in behavioral services field 
  • If recovering, being stable in the recovery process for two years is preferred 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Spends approximately 70% of work time sitting and meeting with others or working at a desk and/or computer. Spends approximately 30% of work time standing or walking within the work area or outside the office at meetings and events, also bends, twists, stoops and reaches. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally. Regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Frequently is required to use hands to touch, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Working conditions are normal for an office environment, event venues and a commercial kitchen. The noise level is usually moderate. 

Salary Description
$16-$19 per hour; Commensurate with Experience