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Psych Rehab Specialist, Independence Center

Job Description

Job ID: 1218416
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  


Role Purpose

Provides psychiatric rehabilitation services to adults who are diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness to assist with their recovery by utilizing the Clubhouse Model evidence based practice approach and applying the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs


  • Uses clinical knowledge to effectively build genuine relationships with members through the work ordered day, working side by side and in partnership. Identifies individual members' strengths and talents and offers opportunities for meaningful work in order to improve self-confidence and self-esteem. Assumes bottom-line responsibility for engaging members in the successful completion of all unit work. Assists members to achieve positive outcomes in the following areas, including but not limited to: employment, education, housing, social, legal, substance use, physical health and mental health.
  • Works independently to provide effective placement management to help members achieve their vocational and academic goals through Transitional, Supported and Independent employment and Supported Education. Fosters an atmosphere of belief in all member's ability to work and further their education. Communicates professionally, effectively and timely with employers, ensuring their needs are being met, coverage is being provided when applicable, and appropriate support is being given to the member.
  • Uses clinical judgement to work effectively with members to achieve their goals by creating and updating an individualized recovery plan with measurable goals and objectives. Quarterly completes the Daily Living Activities-20 (DLA) assessment tool. Documents progress toward meeting goals based on the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) requirements. Provides crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Assists members in accessing resources to meet their needs. Coordinates services with other care providers in the community. Provides phone and mobile outreach to members who are isolating in the community or in the hospital. Participates in and assists in planning and promotion of the Evening, Weekend, and Holiday social program.
  • Uses clinical judgement to effectively partner with members to set goals related to their mental and physical health in order to make lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco cessation. Creates a culture of wellness by educating, motivating, and celebrating.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Social Services/related


    Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • No Experience

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer