Certified Recovery Specialist - Edgar Square Behavioral Health - York - Full-time, Days (Grant Funded)

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 52799

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Program Director, contributes in a peer support capacity to facilitate recovery and enhance wellness by sharing his/her personal/practical experience and first-hand knowledge to the team and clients. Serves as a role model for recovery for both staff and peers and partners with peers in developing recovery tools and building support networks.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Assists designated peers with rehabilitative social support, advocacy, educational and vocational mentoring and self-maintenance
2 Provides information on accessing community resources.
3 Assists in transportation for peers to necessary appointments, support and outreach.
4 Provides reminder calls to designated peers to offer reminders and verbal supports in relation to their recovery.
5 At the request of the peer, assists family members in obtaining support resources, as well as educational information regarding recovery tools.
6 Provides supports to individuals in recovery in the community when needed.
7 Provides marketing and trainings within the community as needed.
8 Partners with peers to create and attain goals on the Individual Recovery Plan.
9 Completes necessary documentation for each peer encounter (i.e. service activity, contact sheets, etc) within 48 hours of encounter.
10 Completes all necessary paperwork during the intake, and updates paperwork as needed.
11 Completes monthly log of services provided.
12 Meets with team on a bi-weekly basis for staff meeting and peer reviews.
13 Assists Peers with creating an Individual Recovery Plan. Initial IRP must be completed within 30 days of first face to face visit. A six month review from the date of the most current IRP will be required for continuation of services.
14 Reviews Individual Recovery Plan with peers every 6 month or earlier as needed.
15 Acts as a liaison with other community agencies/groups, funding sources, and businesses that relate to the services provided to peers.
16 Acquires knowledge or resources in assigned county/counites while maintaining an excellent working relationship with all providers.
17 Provides onsite visits to other community agencies in order to educate them about the peer services available.
18 Communicates on an as needed basis with providers regarding issues relevant to continuity of care.
19 Provides after hours telephone support to enrolled peers as assigned.

*Position is time limited and dependent upon the grant. Currently funded through 8/30/21

Required Skills
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills including email, Word, and internet
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and support of individuals in a specific age group
  • Requires a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence
  • Must be willing to travel between York and Mt. Gretna
Required Experience

Must have High School diploma

Must have Recovery Support Specialist Certification

Must be a self -identified recovering consumer; experience in navigating the recovery system (i.e. crisis services, vocational rehabilitation, recreational activities, and human services, etc.); A history of coping with own substance use disorder issues and maintenance of own recovery; Medical Assistance or related health field

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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