Recovery Specialist

Ephrata, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 63133

Job Description:

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.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 12 months of paid or volunteer experience within a three year period
    • Min Field Of ExpertiseA 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
    • Req. Cert./RegistrationCertified Recovery Support Specialist
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Preferred EducationAssociate’s Degree as a Medical Assistant or related health field
  • 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
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)