Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Voorhees
    Requisition ID
    2020-7107
    Category
    Rehabilitation Therapy
    Status
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation.

     

    Position Summary:

    Develops cognitive remediation programs for vocational and pre-vocational settings, and provides direct, consultative, and supportive cognitive remediation treatment and services to persons served and staff members to enhance the individual potential for learning and to meet the specific rehabilitation needs of persons served.

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Responsibilities:

     

    Develops and implements vocational rehabilitation goals for individual persons served under the supervision of a licensed professional or designated supervisor, in collaboration with the Trans-disciplinary team (IDT), and in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidelines defined by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established Bancroft policies and procedures.

     

    Provides direct and consultative treatment services in cognitive remediation to persons served:

     

    Effectively utilizes available information regarding therapy and treatment for each person served. Provides assistance in the development of cognitive remediation and treatment-specific goals and objectives;

    Assists program management in the design of functional strategies and the need for adaptive equipment that enhances learning and creates an environment best suited to individual profile and needs.  Plans and conducts individual and group sessions to provide direct treatment, therapy, and/or vocational skills to persons served.

    Prompts and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person within his/her ability limit;

    Plans and schedules frequency and duration of sessions in accordance with individual needs;

    Provides suggestions regarding the utilization of techniques and/or materials to support and enhance cognitive abilities; identifies barriers that may impede individual progress, and recommends environmental accommodations to support functioning and facilitate the carryover of treatment goals;

    Demonstrates and instructs persons served and staff in the proper use of functional and adaptive equipment, devices and cognitive remediation techniques;

    Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal, state and other applicable policies and procedures;  develops and maintains progress reports, session notes, treatment summary reports, etc., as required by the IPP;

     

    Conducts job assessments on an ongoing basis with assigned persons served to identify individual job preferences, interests, abilities, and satisfaction.

     

    Provides individuals with on-the-job skills training throughout the course of employment; e.g., explaining employer organization’s policies and procedures, providing training on daily work activities and processes, providing orientation regarding job structure and management’s performance expectations, reorienting persons served to job and management changes, providing instruction regarding proper utilization of equipment, explaining appropriate personal appearance and attire at job site, etc.

     

    Monitors ongoing progress of persons served regarding goals, skill building, and job objectives; provides input to Employment Specialist and Program Manager to ensure proper job placement, determine satisfaction of persons served and their employers, identify further training needs, develop and implement action plans, etc.

     

    Facilitates the social integration of persons served into the existing employer job site. Strives to build and

    maintain effective on-the-job work relationships by encouraging interaction among coworkers, creating and

    conducting role playing sessions, identifying and sharing commonalities between persons served and coworkers,  

    etc., and by promoting a level of comfort and acceptance in the workplace.

     

    Assesses the need for, and recommends sensitivity training at employer job sites to Program Manager. Provides      

    sensitivity training and support to employers and coworkers when the need is identified or when specifically requested by employer.

     

    May act as primary liaison to host companies and serves as business manager for Bancroft internal/entrepreneurial businesses in which persons served are employed; e.g., BOSS in-house printing operation, Cutting Edge cleaning crew, etc., in accordance with Transitional Support policies and procedures. Facilities daily business operations and activities, orders and purchases supplies, monitors expenses, maintains adequate inventory levels, reconciles business accounts, completes and submits timesheets for employees.

     

    Works with Trans-Disciplinary team members, participates in diagnostic assessments of need for cognitive remediation treatment and services and develops treatment plans for individual persons served:

     

    Assists in determining the need for cognitive remediation treatment for each person served;

    Participates in the review of individual records, administration of standardized/formal/informal testing, conducting of specialized screenings, etc., and provides recommendations for service delivery;

    May perform assessment of the individual’s daily living activities within the Bancroft residential setting to determine individual capabilities, limitations, and rehabilitation needs;

    Based on assessment, develops and modifies treatment plans based upon the individual’s abilities.  As requested by team members, provides reassessment of persons served, focusing on targeted areas of need at established intervals;

    Plans and develops goals specific to cognitive remediation treatments that are achievable, functional, measurable, and will be effectively utilized in each individual’s rehabilitation program.

     

    Provides ongoing support, guidance and mentoring for other staff in implementing treatment plans, general interactions, engagement, daily care, goal implementation, level of support and safety for assigned individuals. Accepts reassignment on short notice and on a regular basis in order to carry out these responsibilities.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field required.   Prior experience working with individuals with neurological disabilities preferred. Must meet the certification criteria as defined by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation and receive ACBIS certification within 1 year of hire.

     

    Special Skills:

    Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood required.  Knowledge of the administration, indications and contra-indications of various cognitive remediation techniques and the ability to instruct individuals in the proper use of facilities and equipment required. 

    Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required with a strong desire to work with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team required.  Ability to implement crisis intervention techniques required.  Attainment of CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification within first 90 days of employment required.  Valid driver’s license required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions. Minimum 18 years of age required.

     

    An incumbent in this position who has graduated from an accredited college with a Bachelors degree  in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Social Work, Recreation, Art, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Nutrition, Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related Human Services field of study AND possesses at least one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or brain injuries may function as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP).

     

    EEO Statement


    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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