Rehabilitation Specialist
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Waukesha, WI 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


The Rehabilitation Specialist provides enrichment and work activities for program participants that will aid in their rehabilitation. Spring City Corner Clubhouse is based on a recognized international model in which those living with mental illness experience social contact and a structured, meaningful daily routine. Both are recognized as vital to relieving feelings of hopelessness, which can lead to a greater risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Structure and Consistency of Work-Ordered Day

  • Structure department work that is easily understood, accessible and meaningful
  • Uses department meetings to create a sense of urgency regarding work, jobs, upcoming events and job related news
  • Encourages and uses members input and ideas
  • Understands the operations of the departments

Relationships with members

  • Includes and engages each member in the development and implementation process of work in the departments
  • Works side-by-side with members
  • Encourages members to go beyond perceived limitations when appropriate
  • Encourages members to develop independent thinking

Educational and Employment Department

  • Understand vocational and educational resources within clubhouse and the community
  • Assist members attain employment and work with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Assist with Transitional Employment development
  • Provide ongoing work related workshops

ADDITIONAL AGENCY REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees):

  • Must comply with agency and departmental policies and regulations
  • Must relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.
  • Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.


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. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working within social services field is required; experience with mentally ill adults preferred
  • Creative team member who can successful integrate a variety of resources and data to suggest, create and implement problem solving and case management strategies for participants.
  • Professional boundaries, patience, self-control and flexibility are critical.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition


The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.


Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format, effectively and efficiently in job. Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret data to complete all required documentation by established timeframes.


Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, drive a vehicle and may need to climb stairs to access private residences or other locations in the community.

The incumbent of this position will provide services in a variety of settings including office, other areas in the facility and/or locations in the community. The incumbent may be exposed to common household allergens including dust, or pets and unsanitary conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.



Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field.

Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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