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Rehabilitation Mentor

Job Description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury. Helps patient in restoring vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to disabled persons. May serve as lead worker.
 

Shift

Location

8am - 5pm

Clinical Directions

Qualifications

Current or eligible for Georgia licensure in area of assignment AND Three years of clinical experience in area of assignment OR Three years of experience at the lower level or position equivalent.
 

*Must obtain SAFETY CARE certification by completion of new employee, and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Applicants must provide an official copy of their educational credentials prior to employment.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

MS preferred, but a minimum of BS; Supervisory experience, good leadership and people skills.

Knowledge of Joint Commission and CMS standards; knowledge of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, activity therapy, along with nutrition practice standards and of the Nutrition Care Process.  Related experience in:

 

·         Mental Health (AMH & Forensic)

·         Working with individuals with difficulties in eating and swallowing, movement, mobility, communication, work, self care, or leisure activities

·         Individualized recovery planning

 

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary (Based on Education and Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 17 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Central State Hospital was founded in 1842 and was Georgia's first psychiatric hospital. Its purpose was to provide a safe and humane place for the mentally ill and mentally retarded.

The medical complex encompasses about 1,000 acres. The hospital, a middle Georgia mental health/developmental disabilities/ substance abuse facility, serves 23 counties in middle Georgia and has specialty programs serving citizens from the entire state of Georgia. Central State Hospital is accredited by JCAHO and certified by Medicare.

Milledgeville is located in historic central Georgia only 95 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Milledgeville, the 4th capital of Georgia, is one of only two planned capital cities in the United States - the other being Washington, DC.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: CSHJobs@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Rehabilitation Mentor If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.