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Date: Jul 30, 2021

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 404643 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REHABILITATION THERAPIST - F/C - 60074367

Position Number: 60074367 

Salary:  29344.38 

Posting Closing Date: 08/06/2021 



All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.


**This position will be for 8:00am-4:30 pm & 12pm-8:30pm shift, with occasional weekend work***

Base Salary $ 29.344.38

This is work which involves counseling individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

This position provide rehabilitative services to individuals in a mental health inpatient setting.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in one of the following areas to be considered for the position:
Behavioral Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Psychology, Counseling, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Education, Physical Education with course work Adaptive Physical Education, Vocational Education, Dance Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Leisure studies with course work in Therapeutic Recreation, or Horticulture Therapy.

Alternatively Applicants may have a bachelor's degree in another social science or education with either a minor in Psychology or 18 hours of course work in mental health services. The Music Therapy-specific position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an AMTA-approved Music Therapy program.

This position also requires at least 6 months of full-time experience in leading therapeutic groups/classes providing individual sessions with individuals who have a mental illness, a developmental disability, a co-occurring disorder, a substance abuse disorder, and/or are geriatric.



  • Conducts client intake.
  • Assesses client's resources.
  • Performs job placement and job development activities for clients.
  • Performs follow-up and maintains client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
  • Interviews, counsels, and evaluates patients to determine individual therapeutic activity needs.
  • Consults with other professionals and team members concerning recommended programs.
  • Prepares reports on patients' progress and their reactions to various activities.
  • Evaluates rehabilitation therapy programs and makes recommendations for adjustment and revisions.
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with a diverse group of blind and visually impaired clients to determine their eligibility for rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational independent living or educational goal.
  • Determines existing problems and evaluates individual needs for achieving independence in daily living, in acquiring communication skills and/or obtaining suitable employment.
  • Develops community contacts for employment opportunities, similar benefits and socialization.
  • Assists in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines for program planning

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee