Catholic Charities is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive nonprofit human services organizations in Northern California, annually reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable individuals of all faiths in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. With a staff of approximately 450, reaching peaks of nearly 600 with seasonal hires, a budget of $54.3 million, and a current governing board of 27, this venerable, fully-accredited, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses some of the most pressing community needs – homelessness, generational poverty, immigration, inequality, hunger, aging in isolation, and communicable disease -- to name a few – with compassion and services of highest quality. 

The Rehabilitation Specialist is a member of the clinical department and reports to the Rehabilitation Supervisor.  The Rehabilitation Specialist provides services intended to improve functional and/or daily living skills across a broad range of core life functions that have been identified to address a behavioral health need in the client’s plan. Rehabilitation services provide assistance in restoring, improving, and/or preserving a client’s functional, social, communication, or daily living skills to enhance self-sufficiency or self-regulation in multiple life domains relevant to the developmental age and needs of the client. While services tend to be provided one to one on campus, they can also potentially be provided in the schools, family homes, and in other community settings. They work with members of the extended St. Vincent’s treatment team that includes psychiatrists, therapists, TBS clinicians, Equine therapists, and residential staff.
Rehabilitation Specialists work Monday through Friday with the possibility of including a weekend day instead of a weekday. The hours are variable, depending on caseload, but will be 5 eight hour days. 


  • Provides mental health services to individuals in their life settings in the rehabilitation program as assigned.  There is the possibility of also doing group work. Substitutes for other service providers when they are absent.
  • Provides documentation for each client following each service within the required timeframe and submit billing equal to 50% of the specialist’s workweek.
  • Participates in clinical rounds for the purpose of providing observations and recommendations regarding the treatment needs of clients.
  • Collaborates with other care providers on the development of a plan of care and behavior goals. Contributes to and follows plans for partnering with families in the milieu.
  • Participates in Child, Family Team Meetings, and other evaluation meetings for the purpose of providing observations and recommendations regarding the treatment needs of clients.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities as assigned.
  • Offers consultation to unit staff, teachers, and other significant care providers involved with clients.
  • Provide in-service education as requested.
  • Participate in agency-wide program design and evaluation activities as schedule permits.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • Receives one hour of individual supervision per week.
  • Participates in weekly 2-hour group supervision.
  • Participates in department-wide trainings as directed by the Rehabilitation Supervisor.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:
  • BA preferred; two years of relevant experience working with children, youth, and families.
  • Experience working with children and youth in Residential or Foster care a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Possess the capacity to interact with youth and families from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Possess good documentation skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Good organizational and writing skills
  • Use of an automobile, possession of California driver's license and automobile liability insurance for the minimum prescribed by law or the ability to provide for independent transportation.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability, or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: St. Vincents School for Boys
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
Union status: Non-union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening: Required
First Aid Certificate: Standard First Aid required
COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination: Required

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