Under the supervision of the Program Director for the TCOOMMI program, the Rehabilitation Teacher (RT) performs moderately complex (journey-level) rehabilitative planning and instructional work. Work involves identifying clients’ rehabilitative or rehabilitative needs and providing the necessary instruction in teaching self-help or self-care and vocational skills to assist clients in attaining their optimum levels of independent living and vocational goals. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The RT will perform functions based on the TCOOMMI Program Guidelines and Processes (PGP) and contract, DHHS, JCO, and other regulatory agencies for assigned caseload. The Rehabilitation Teacher (RT) will provide services to mentally ill offenders who are supervise by the parole/probation department in order to assist them in obtaining the coping skills needed to enhance good mental health, independence and autonomy, and community integration. The RT will provide case management functions such as linking and referring the offender to intra/inter service providers and assist them in gaining and coordinating access to necessary care and services and needed resources, conduct assessments to ensure proper services based on needs, and treatment planning. The RT will also provide intensive psychosocial rehabilitation planning and instructional work to the offender that involves training and education in independent living skills and medication training and support services. The RT will also provide crisis prevention and intervention as needed. The RT will work be a member of the interdisciplinary team and initiate meetings as needed to discuss or staff cases. Maintain clear TCIC/NCIC background checks and driving record.
*This position will remain open for seven (7) calendar days, or until filled.*
As the Local Mental Health Authority, a qualified mental health professional (QMHP-CS) with demonstrated and documented competency in the work to be performed is defined as an employee with a minimum of a bachelor’s or advance degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education or early childhood intervention.
Three (3) years working experience in providing case management and rehabilitative services. Related work experience and education may substitute for the required work experience.
Texas Driver’s license and good driving record.
Have clear criminal and TCIC/NCIC background check.
One (1) year experience working with mentally ill offenders with mental health impairments and involved in the criminal justice system.
One (1) year working experience in the judicial system and with the probation and parole departments. Additional related work experience may substitute for the required work experience.
Experienced with State contracts and meeting the mandates.
Have treatment team experience.
Bilingual in both Spanish and English