Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Provider

New York, Consultant/Contractor

Position Summary and Responsibilities: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Provider works directly under the Community Based Services Provider Supervisor (CBSPS). A PSR provider renders services that are designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child/youth’s developmentally appropriate functioning as necessary for the integration of the child/youth as an active and productive member of their family and community. The goal is to achieve minimal on-going professional interventions. PSR services assist the child/youth with implementing interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with a child/youth’s behavioral health needs. Activities are “hands on” and task oriented. They are intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child/youth’s individualized treatment plan.


PSR services must include assisting the child/youth to develop and apply skills in natural settings. PSR services are intended to foster and promote the development of needed skills identified in assessment or through the ongoing treatment of a licensed practitioner. PSR services are to be recommended by a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) and part of a child/youth’s treatment plan.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist children/youth and families in developing personal and community competence using rehabilitation interventions and individualized, collaborative, hands-on training to build developmentally appropriate skills.
  • Use collaboration, partnerships, and mutual supports to strengthen the child/youth’s community integration in areas of personal interests as well as other domains of community life, including home, work, and school. This includes:
    • Social and Interpersonal Skills
    • Daily Living Skills
    • Community Integration
  • Support children/youth to improve self-management of the negative effects of psychiatric, emotional, physical health, developmental, or substance use symptoms that interfere with a child/youth’s daily living.
  • Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally, and linguistically competent manner.
  • Development and updating of Person Center treatment plans. Initial treatment plans are due within 30 days of the first face-to-face service and every 6 months thereafter) including obtaining medical consenter signatures at the initial session following the approval of such documentation.

· Obtaining consents and enrollment documents for newly enrolled children/youth at the initial session and scanning documents into the Electronic Health Record.

· Attend monthly waiver service provider meetings and individual supervision to stay current on practices and protocols.

·        Submit progress notes, treatment plans, and service provider logs within set forth-required timeframes. It is the responsibility of the provider to maintain necessary technology (phone, internet, timely computer access, and video camera) to perform job requirement functions of documentation, coordinating, treatment planning and billing.

· Report incident(s) to supervisor upon discovery.

·Maintain open communication with other service providers (e.g., Care Manager, other services providers, and Supervisory Team) to report on child/youth’s progress, identify any potential barriers and referrals, and to support the overall health and wellbeing of the child/youth and family.

  • Check emails daily and respond to emails from Care Managers, Supervisors, and other team members within 24-48 hours.
  • Ensure service delivery as outlined in Treatment Plan.
  • Setting of Service Provision:
    • PSR can be provided in the home of the child/youth or in a community setting.
    • PSR can also be provided with a collateral contact with or without the child/youth or family present.
    • Delivery of PSR services can be individual and/or group modality.


Essential Skills, Experience, Licensure, Certification:



· Must be 18 years or older and posse a high school diploma, high school equivalency, or a State Education Commencement Credential (E.g., SACC or CDOS); with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in children’s mental health addiction, foster care or in a related human service field; or

o  A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services; or

o  A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services


Relationships with Others

·  Maintains a strength-based approach in working with children and families. 

·Accepts and applies constructive feedback from supervisors to enhance the quality-of-service delivery.

· Be a team player.

· Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization.

· Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.

· Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of practitioner and to intervene appropriately.

Training Requirements:  

· Mandated Reporter Training

· Electronic Health Record (EHR) Training


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.


CCF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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