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Rehabilitation Specialist union

at Services for the Underserved, Inc.

Posted: 8/4/2019
Job Reference #: 8169

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-NY-Brooklyn
    Behavioral Health
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Rehabilitation Specialist engages people with mental illness to assist them in meeting the demands of community living and maintaining their mental health by teaching them the necessary skills, and linking them to services that will support their recovery, independence, entitlement, and self-determination.

    Must be able to work independently in the field and as part of a rehabilitation mobile services team with people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and preferences who have a mental illness and are living primarily in the community, are homeless, residing at scatter-site apartments and congregate living housing.


    • Engage consumers in rehabilitation and helps the consumer in developing a Housing Support Plan Facilitate and coordinate consumers’ access to services, resources (e.g. housing; entitlement. Educational; vocational; spiritual; social) and recovery-based supports both within and external to SUS
    • Teach consumers skills that will permit them maximal independence in maintaining their mental health, income, housing and employment, as applicable.
    • As needed, serve as an advocate for consumers of the mobile team in obtaining benefits, managing and coordinating their medical and psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation, and overcoming stigma and other barriers to community integration
    • Maintain up to date, accurate, complete and timely documentation of resident progress in individual client records.


    • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • One to two year's experience working with people who have a mental illness.
    • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
    • Bi-lingual - Spanish preferred.


    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting

    Benefits Overview: Local 455 union benefits.