Rehabilitation Therapist

Rochester, NY


Primarily responsible for providing Targeted Case Management and Psychiatric Rehabilitation services across Strong Ties. This hybrid model of care is intended to support the wellness and recovery goals of individuals with complex and/or chronic behavioral health issues and needs by implementing targeted interventions designed to provide timely, high-quality, and efficient care. The CCBHC TR will provide case management services to support patients around goals aimed at providing self-sufficiency. Additionally, the RT performs psychosocial rehabilitation services designed to assist the individual to overcome mental health and substance abuse barriers. The intent of this role is to assist the individual to restore the individual’s functional level to the fullest possible. The primary focus of these services with the individuals includes assistance with vocational and educational goals.

Under general direction and with considerable independence, performs several care management and psychiatric rehabilitation services consistent with CCBHC and the Department of Psychiatry Policy. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community providers and resources to obtain needed services and support for enrolled patients. Works as part of an interdisciplinary team to support activities to engage patients in care, connection to care management, vocation and education resources and ensures necessities are met.

Utilizes community and family resources to create sustainable support systems for patients. Reviews and discussed plan with patient and the treatment team, focusing on linking individuals to clinical and social services within the system and community providers.


  • Conducts assessment of identified patients for psychiatric rehabilitation and care management services. Designs appropriate treatment plan goals according to patients’ psychiatric rehabilitation needs. Completes and maintains professional documentation

  • Conducts evidence informed treatment with patients. Assesses successful completion of goals and plans termination of psychiatric rehab services and care management services accordingly.

  • Provide case management needs as indicated to ensure access to healthcare and meeting immediate needs or patients.

  • Coordinates outreach and engagement activities focused on finding, connecting and retaining patients in appropriate community services.

  • Completes all Health Home Care management referrals, community agency referrals, and self-referrals for CCBHC patients who are not yet connected to Health Home Care Management services.

  • Maximize community integration and normalization

  • Mobilizes family and natural support networks when necessary.

  • Provides milieu management in reception areas, supporting patients to engage with mental health care, connection patients to Health Home Care Management services and other support services.

  • Available to assist clinicians as needed, to support case management needs.

  • Liaison responsibilities: collaborates with referral sources and other professionals within the CCBHC throughout patient care activities.

  • Establishes and regularly maintains cooperative working relationships with community and health care agencies and professional and administrative staff of the Medical Center and University.

  • Works as part of the CCBHC outreach team (Peer specialists, Rehabilitation Therapists.

  • Maintains professional standard by reading attending seminars, workshops and conferences.

  • Attends weekly supervision/clinical meetings

  • Participates in departmental and programmatic diversity presentations

  • Available to triage case management needs for CCBHC program recipients on an urgent basis, including walk-ins

  • Committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of external and internal customers.

  • Contributes to the vision and mission of the CCBHC

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of related policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates with support staff regarding patient scheduling, fees, and insurance issues.

  • Promote hope and recovery by using strengths based, culturally appropriate, and person-centered practices.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a related health/human services/occupational field or combination of education and experience required.

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience working with the mentally ill; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree in the mental health or addictions field. Experience working with adults and/or adolescents with severe mental illness with or without co-occurring substance use disorders preferred.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid New York state License, have a satisfactory driving record required.


The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 52,062 - $ 72,883 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time