Behavioral Rehabilitation Specialist

Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist — Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist reports to the LUYH Head of Service and shall be a minimum of 21 years of age, pass all background clearances, qualify for the LUYH approved drivers list, CPR/first aid certified and shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:


JOB SUMMARY: The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for the direction and management of the resident’s plan as indicated through their Child and Family Team.  Assists the treatment team in assessing residents and preparing a written Mental Health Treatment Plan, addressing needs according to the assessments.  Provides the Intensive Care Coordination component of care for the resident, family, and other members of the Child and Family Team.  Interacts with multiple systems and agencies to ensure collaboration between them. 



Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, childcare counseling, education or development from an accredited college or university is required.


Four (4) years direct service experience with severely emotionally disturbed children in an inpatient or outpatient health care setting.

Up to two years of graduate professional education may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis; up to two years of post-associate arts clinical experience may be substituted for the required educational experience, in addition to the requirement of four years of experience in a mental health setting.

License or Certification:

Valid California driver's license.

Specialized Skills:

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed children, other staff, physicians and the public.

Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.

Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status and psychosocial needs of severely emotionally disturbed children.

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to visually and audibly assess child's behavior and needs.

Ability to sit at a desk and communicate over the telephone for extended periods of time each day, up to 1 hour at a time.


Assaultive children

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category III)

Operation of Company Vehicle


Demonstrated knowledge of response to assaultive behavior.

Demonstrated use of Universal Precautions.

Demonstrated safe driving record with DMV and attendance at vehicle orientation.