Rehabilitation Aide

State Of Louisiana

New Orleans , LA 70130

Supplemental Information

Job Number:MHSD-20170707-LR-02
3100 General DeGaulle Dr.New Orleans, LA 70114

One of ten districts across Louisiana,MHSDwas created by the state legislature in 2003 to oversee the delivery of publicly-funded, community-based mental health, addictive disorders and developmental disabilities services to our area.MHSDserves adults, children and families of Orleans,Plaqueminesand St. Bernard Parishes. In particular, we serve residents who are uninsured or Medicaid eligible, though developmental disabilities services do not have income restrictions.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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  • Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration

  • You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review

  • Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

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  • Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled

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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.

Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Lynetta Robinson

Metropolitan Human Services District



One year of experience in teaching, clerical work, claims examining, social services, vocational rehabilitation counseling or instruction, occupational therapy, counseling, nursing, engineering, skilled trades work, or developmentally disabled services.


College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Training in teaching, clerical work, claims examining, social services, vocational rehabilitation counseling or instruction, occupational therapy, counseling, nursing, engineering, skilled trades work, or developmentally disabled services will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To assist facility personnel in carrying out the assigned rehabilitation program of preparing handicapped

individuals to engage in gainful employment and/or community living.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a Rehabilitation Facility Manager. Functional supervision from Rehabilitation Instructors.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Department of Social Services; Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from that of other rehabilitation classes by the responsibility of serving as an assistant to professional Rehabilitation Facility personnel in the performance of rehabilitation program assignments.

Examples of Work

Assists instructors or evaluators in preparing the mentally retarded or handicapped for self care or self sufficiency through training programs.

Teaches basic health and personal care skills.

Oversees clients in simple product production in a sheltered workshop.

Teaches use of basic tools.

Controls client social behavior in classes.

Maintains records on client progress.

Keeps shop area neat and clean.

Protects clients from injury.

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Rehabilitation Aide

State Of Louisiana