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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) Specialist - Certified at Glade Run Lutheran Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Be EPIC and help Empower People In Communities! 

Glade Run’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation program, EPIC, assists adults who struggle with serious, persistent mental health diagnoses develop the necessary skills to overcome the functional impairments they experience as a result of their mental health. Glade Run’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation program, EPIC, provides services in both Beaver and Butler Counties. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for a caseload of persons with long-term psychiatric disabilities and will work to increase their functioning level so they can be successful and satisfied in their environments of choice while living, learning, working and socializing. Responsibilities include maintaining an individual caseload, running groups, completing daily progress documentation, assessment, and identification of goal plans to assist consumers in reaching their goals of choice. 

  • Current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification required

  • New Hire Incentive Bonus of up to $500 for individuals with current CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification

  • Paid Certification Training Available

  • Flexible, Full-Time Position offering benefits, paid mileage, PTO, sick and holiday pay

  • Sanctuary Certified Agency

  1. Implement the daily schedule of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services program. 

  2. Conduct individual assessments and assist the individual with their recovery plan. 

  3. Provide group curriculum(on Site) that will help individuals learn to become active in the community, gaining independence in use of public transportation, budgeting and shopping, and accessing social, spiritual and recreational outlets.  

  4. Instruct/coach and support individuals utilizing interventions and skills that support the individual’s recovery plan.

  5. Complete daily documentation of individual progress and curriculum/skills used in programing.

  6. Build relationships and communicate with Butler County Human Services providers and other community referral sources about the PRS program.

  7. Provide PRS Supervisor with up-to-date information regarding on-going programmatic, quality, authorization and compliance issues.  

  8. Participate in program development and required in-service trainings and workshops as requested.

  9. May be required to perform services in clients’ homes after required training and orientation is met.  

  10. May act as PRS Supervisor per regulations as assigned.  

  • Illness Management and Recovery

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Behavior Modification Techniques

  • Family and Individual Assessments

  • Behavior Management

  • Group Dynamics

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chapter 5230. 

  • Department of Human Services Regulations

  • Office of Mental Health/Medical Assistance Regulations

  • Adult Protective Services Law

  • Social/life skills

  • Utilizing an individual’s strengths 

  • DSM – V

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
Job Location)(s):

Beaver County

Job Type:


How to Apply:
Candidates must apply via our careers page at This is the first step in our application process.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are: Founded in 1854 by the Rev. Dr. William Passavant in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Glade Run has evolved over the years to meet the changing and increasingly challenging needs of children, adults and families throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. With a focus on education, mental health, autism, and unique therapeutic offerings, Glade Run has a long tradition of linking faith and service. Last year, Glade Run served over 4,000 individuals with impactful, innovative services in school, home, and community settings.


  1. A Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ work experience in mental health direct service, of which one (1) must be work experience in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) required.  

  2. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certification required. 

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation staff will meet the staff development (training) criteria outlined in Pennsylvania regulations for Psychiatric rehabilitation Chapter 5230. 

  • Newly hired Staff will receive six hours of face-to-face mentoring prior to staff delivering   services independently.  Mentoring  shall  be  provided  by  a PRS director or psychiatric rehabilitation  specialist  designated  as a supervisor  and is required  within the first year of employment.

  • Six hours of training in the specific PRS model or interventions being used prior to a new staff working independently and is required within the first year of employment. 

  • All degrees and coursework must be from an accredited program and/or university or college in accordance with Policy Clarification 02-11 dated June 9, 2010, and be conferred by the university or college.

Physical Requirements:
1.    Must have audio/visual/verbal capabilities to provide supervision for the clients and to perform essential job functions.

Emotional Requirements:
1.    Must have emotional stability to perform essential job functions.

Other Requirements:
1.    Ability to work as a team member.
2.    Ability to accept supervision.
3.    Ability to adjust hours to job requirements.
4.    Ability to work independently.
5.    Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
6.    Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.
7.    Ability to drive for work purposes including to client homes and to job site.
8.    Ability to identify with the agency’s Mission Statement and support the agency’s Core Values.
9.    Must be eligible for PA State Police Clearance, PA Child Abuse History clearance, and FBI clearance.