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19265 -Recovery Specialist

Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc. - Behavioral Health | Uniontown, PA | Part Time

Job Description

Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc.

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Become a leader…Become an innovator…Make a difference in your community and join the premier nonprofit human services company in the region.  Come join our team and build a career with SPHS!

 

POSITION:                             Recovery Specialist (Part-time)

                                                Day Reporting Center-Uniontown, PA

PAY GRADE:                          10

 

WAGE:                                   $13.05/hr. (as a minimum)

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Will provide person centered services to persons receiving substance treatment and/or case management services to help them gain control over their recovery and community integration.
  • Works with clients, and their families, involved in substance treatment and/or case management services, to develop and implement their Individual Recovery/Service Plans.
  • Offers guidance on the recovery experience, to include stage appropriate recovery education.
  • Assists clients in meeting their recovery goals by utilizing the phases of recovery: engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Educates consumers, family members and professional staff about the recovery process; the damaging role that stigma can play in understanding recovery; and offers support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
  • Will provide individualized person centered services/support to assigned clients.
  • Provides vision driven hope and encouragement regarding opportunities for varying levels of involvement in community based activities (i.e. work, school, relationships, physician activities and self-directed hobbies.)
  • Facilitates access to various community resources to ensure basic needs are met.
  • Introduces and engages clients into the recovery community and monitors their recovery stability.
  • Provides on-going assistance for individuals in obtaining and/or maintaining services from multiple systems (e.g. mental health, CYS, criminal justice, etc.) and offers referrals to treatment services when necessary.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Self-identifies personal experience with Addiction Recovery or co-occurring services.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in peer support and recovery principles, values and practice through participation in county approved certified peer specialist orientation/training/professional development programs.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Must complete and pass the Certified Recovery Specialist Training and Certification Program in accordance with BDAP and PA Certification Board guidelines.
  • Must have a valid PA Driver’s License and ability to transport clients as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to observe and recognize verbal and non-verbal signs of physical or mental disorders.
  • Ability to understand, follow supervisory direction and communicate with effectiveness.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.   POSTING#19265.

 

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