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Behavioral Health Rehab Assistant

Posted: 05/12/2022

Facility: Primewest
Location: Bemidji, MN
Job Schedule: Full time Shift: 8 Hours - Night Shifts Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $19.00 - $22

Department Details

Come join our Behavioral Health team as a Rehab Assistant, helping patients move forward in their journey to wellness!

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, and offers a generous benefits package, paid time off, and 401(k).

Job Summary

Contributes to the care and safety of psychiatric patients under the direction and control of the psychiatric staff and patient orders. Monitors the safety and whereabouts of all residents in the facility. Observes and reports patient behaviors to clinical staff. Directly interacts with patients and is available for patient support. Delivers and documents specific rehabilitative services to adult patients with mental illness. Implements rehabilitation interventions under the direction of licensed clinical staff. Implements independent living skills training with patients. Provides opportunities for social and interpersonal skills development. Ensures that patient chores and/or daily tasks are complete. May provide transportation for patients, as needed. Under direction, participates in the admission process for patients and ensures that rooms are prepped at time of discharge for the next admission. Contributes to the overall cleanliness and appearance of the facility. Depending on setting, may be responsible for medication distribution.

Interventions that are in the treatment plan but outside the scope of practice for this role must be implemented by appropriately licensed clinical staff. Interventions outside the scope of the treatment plan require approval from the leadership team.


In Minnesota: Must meet DHS requirements of a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker by one of the following :

  • Associates of Arts degree (or 2 years post-secondary education) in one of the behavioral sciences or human services, including nursing; or

  • Is a registered nurse without a Bachelor's degree; or

  • Has 3 years personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness; or 3 years personal life experience as the primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury; or

  • Has 4000 hours supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury.

Previous experience in providing mental health services to adults is preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills; and the ability to work independently in an effective and efficient manner. Computer skills must be sufficient to be able to document information within an electronic medical record.

Must possess a valid class D driver's license. Must maintain a good driving record.