Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B)
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: January 19, 2023
Description The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP), operated
by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), is seeking two
self-motivated individuals to provide rehabilitative services to
clients including, but not limited to, developing and implementing
activities, establishing groups in collaboration with treatment
teams, and assessing and evaluating clients. The selected candidate
must comply with all federal regulations, 42 CFR Part 2 and Part 8,
Confidentiality of Alcohol Abuse Policy, and HIPAA Regulations.
Please note: The selected candidate will work 40 hours Tuesday
through Saturday from 11:00AM to 7:30PM. The days off are Sunday
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and
not all inclusive):
- Provides groups to meet patient's needs and goals.
- Plans leisure activities as directed by supervisor/department
head by proper scheduling, acquiring materials and supplies,
coordinating services with the other units/departments within the
hospital. Publicizes activities to enhance the quality of life for
clients in the program.
- Completes treatment notes for all patients involved in groups,
documenting patient progress related to person centered goals.
- Activity and vocational program schedules are completed
- Attends assigned meetings, as assigned
- Documentation/data entry of a confidential nature is performed
in a timely and accurate fashion in keeping with established
policies, protocols, and procedures.
- Maintains and monitors rehabilitation areas and supplies for
safety, security, and cleanliness. Follows all hospital wide
operational protocols and department procedures regarding specific
Rehab areas. Reports any concerns or events to a supervisor or
designee in a timely manner.
- Actively engages in supervision meetings as scheduled to give
and receive feedback related to job assignments and requirements,
performance needs, and acquisition of knowledge in the field of
recreation and mental health.
- Maintain Person Centered Approach practices.
- Knowledge of motivational enhancement and reinforcement
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of Therapeutic
- Knowledge of the factors, trends, and problems in providing
Recreation Services to special client groups, such as mentally or
physically handicapped, aged, etc.
- Knowledge of a variety of individual and group recreational
- Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or
- Ability to set limits and reinforce rules.
- Must understand boundaries and ethics.
- Ability to de-escalate situations.
- Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate activities.
- Computer skills (maintaining electronic case records and
ability to navigate and use software programs).
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working
relationships with others.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a
professional manner, maintain accurate records, and other treatment
related information according to the policies, protocols, and
procedures of the RAP program.
- Ability to exercise group leadership and provide instruction
and training to clients.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience working with clients with
primary substance use disorders.
About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the
Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction
Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program
(RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance
use treatment for up to 90 days ("Section 35 commitment").
The program model will provide acute detoxification and early
clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop
community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use
disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this
program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within
the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP
provides administrative, medical, clinical, and non-clinical
services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and
DMH Vision and Mission:
The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health
Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to
meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling
them to live, work and participate in their communities. The
Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally
competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy,
promotes self-determination, protects human rights, and supports
mental health training and research. This critical mission is
accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies,
individuals, families, providers, and communities.
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended
candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive
Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being
hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on "Information for Job
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in
accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring
Education and license/certification information provided by the
selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public
Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
If you require assistance with the application/interview process
and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the
link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request
For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508)
Qualifications First consideration will be given to those
applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or
equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience
in social work, social casework, vocational counseling, employment
counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or educational
- A Bachelor's or higher degree in rehabilitation, vocational
rehabilitation counseling, education of the physically or
emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped,
education of the learning disabled, social work, psychology, human
services, or counseling may be substituted for the required
experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of
- A Bachelor's or higher degree in a major other than
rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, education of
the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the
multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, social
work, psychology, human services, or counseling may be substituted
for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis
of four years of education for one year of experience.
- Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of
Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals or Certification
as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on
Rehabilitation Counselor Certification may be substituted for the
- One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward
a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the
requirements actually completed
When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered
an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall
value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a
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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful
applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination
or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating
to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided
to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an
offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine
is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a
sincerely held religious belief may make a request for
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.
The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability,
national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by
appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black,
Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of
opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We
encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to
thrive to apply for this role.
Official Title: Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B)Primary Location:
United States-Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges AvenueJob: Community
and Social ServicesAgency: Department of Mental HealthSchedule:
Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Dec 20, 2022, 8:14:23 PMNumber of
Openings: 1Salary: 55,036.54 - 74,951.50 YearlyIf you have
Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity
questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact
Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Saned Diaz,
email@example.com - 6178948552Bargaining Unit: 08-SEIU - Local
509 - Social/RehabilitationConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible:
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