Rehab Therapy Manager

Location: Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute
382 Taylor Dr, Danville, VA 24541

Contact: Holly Ernoff

Job Description:

Rehab Therapy Manager
Danville, Virginia, United States
Southern VA Mental Health Inst
Health and Human Services
Full-Time (Salaried)
Closing at: May 27 2024 at 09:00 EDT
Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Title: Rehab Therapy Manager
State Role Title: 19215

Hiring Range: Based on experience

Pay Band: 5

Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Location: Southern Va Mental Health Inst

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental services support individuals by promoting recover, self-determination, and wellness in all aspects of life. DBHDS operates 12 facilities: 8 behavioral health facilities for adults, a training center, a psychiatric facility for children and adolescents, a medical center, and a center for behavioral rehabilitation. State facilities provide highly structured, intensive services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, or need substance use disorder services. DBHDS is committed to a life of possibilities for all Virginians. This position will work at SVMHI is a 72-bed, Joint Commission and CMS accredited inpatient psychiatric hospital operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

This position requires a dynamic leader for the daily management and evolving program development of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Recovery Department. The Director of Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services is responsible for directing, integrating, and coordinating the clinical and administrative functions of the Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services Department, to include Occupational therapy, Music Therapy, Recreational therapy, Client Education, Religious Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Outings, and Peer Mentoring. In addition, the incumbent will be actively engaged in evidence-based program development.

This position requires:
thorough working knowledge of other disciplines within the department,
considerable knowledge of management principles and practices,
advanced level of clinical skills (to include strong working knowledge of recovery based, trauma-informed psychiatric approaches in the treatment of adults with serious mental illness, developmental disorders and addiction),
ability to conceptualize, interpret, and integrate department services into the hospital’s organizational context,
ability to independently solve problems, make decisions, and prioritize work to effectively perform job responsibilities,
ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead the activities of an interdisciplinary department,
ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with all levels of people inside and outside of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure and/or certification in one of the following areas of therapy: Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Recreation Therapy.
License (in good standing) or license eligible through the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
Extensive clinical experience in developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating rehabilitative services.
Previous supervisory experience.
Valid driver’s license in good standing.

Additional Considerations

Experience working as an Art or Music Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Recreation Therapist in a psychiatric, healthcare facility, acute care, long-term or correctional setting.

Veterans and people with National Service.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

SVMHI uses Form I-9 and E-Verify in the verification of eligibility for employment.

A fingerprint-based criminal history check and reference checks are required for the selected candidate for this position. Under Virginia Code §37.2-314 and 37.2-408.1, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is prohibited from employing or using as volunteers, persons who have been convicted of specific “barrier” crimes or persons who may be the subject of pending “barrier” charges.

DBHDS facilities are no longer required to ensure that all staff members are vaccinated against COVID-19. However, facilities encourage and educate staff on the benefits, and continue to offer COVID-19 vaccination programs to staff, residents/clients. Employees may be required to disclose immunization status for purposes of infection prevention and/or management of outbreaks. Upon acceptance of a job offer, new recruits will be asked to disclose their vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) during the pre-employment process. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Human Resources.

Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS, to get their Certificate of Disability. To obtain a Certificate of Disability go to:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Human Resources at (434) 773-4208 for assistance.

DBHDS is an equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

SVMHI uses Form I-9 and E-Verify in the verification of eligibility for employment.

SVMHI is a smoke and vape-free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds.

Contact Information

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 434-773-4208


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer