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Rehabilitation Service Specialist (RSS)

Rehabilitation Service Specialist (RSS)

Status:  Permanent Full-time Opportunities
Location: Remote; Work from Home, Canada

Partners in Canadian Veterans Rehabilitation Services (PCVRS), a national provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, is now welcoming Veterans and their families into a newly expanded Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Assistance Program. The Rehabilitation Program provides access to medical, psycho-social and vocational services to help ensure a successful transition to life after service for Veterans.

The RSS has a passion for working amongst motivated, diverse and engaged teams. A background in rehabilitation services combined with an inspired vision and purpose, will ensure the organization maintains quality client service and an environment of continuous learning and improvement. As part of a strong and professional team, you make a difference at the personal and community level by ensuring veterans achieve their employment goals and receive the best support possible.

As an expert on developing comprehensive rehabilitation plans, you make a difference at the personal and community level by ensuring Veterans achieve their optimal wellness and receive the best support possible.

What You’ll Do

  • Determine required rehabilitation assessments to further assess Participant’s capacity for improvement and clarify rehabilitation needs and coordinate as required
  • Ensure services and plans are needs-based, goal-oriented and align to program mandates of improving the six functional domains of well-being and reduce/eliminate barriers to re-establishment and are safe, cost-effective and of high quality
  • Develop thorough Rehabilitation Plan for program Participants in consultation with the Participant, their family/caregiver, Rehabilitation Service Professionals (RSPs) and the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Case Manager
  • Act as the service integrator, collaborating equally with medical, psycho-social and vocational RSPs delivering services to participants
  • Empower Participant to problem-solve by exploring options of community-based interventions and resources to achieve desired outcomes
  • Identify barriers or risk factors contributing to suboptimal outcomes and pro-actively develop and implement strategies

What You Bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Counselling, Rehabilitation, Social Sciences, Health Services, Human Services, or a related field
  • Must hold one of the following designations:
    • A current health professional designation
    • A current designation as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Services Professional (CVRP) or a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Services Professional – Fellow (CVRP-F)
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the direct provision of medical, psycho-social or vocational rehabilitation services (or a combination thereof) to Participants including the following:
    • Experience in conducting medical, psycho-social, or vocational rehabilitation assessments.
    • Experience working with persons living with mental or physical health problems creating barriers to civilian life;
    • Experience analyzing and interpreting medical, psycho-social, or vocational assessments and making recommendations based upon critical analysis of information leading to the development of a comprehensive plan and program of care

Note: In Québec, for the delivery of vocational rehabilitation or vocational assistance services the following requirements apply: Career Counsellors registered with the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec.

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with a variety of health professionals and disciplines in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • Employment conditional on obtaining federal security clearance – Reliability Status.
  • A reliable vehicle and the ability to travel

Preferred Criteria:

  • Bilingual (French / English)
  • Experience working with employers, community resources, and training institutions

Why Choose Lifemark?

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive and flexible health and dental benefits
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace with a track record of high employee engagement and teamwork

Lifemark welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Lifemark promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, Newcomers to Canada, and Visible minorities.

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