Job LocationResidential – El Paso, TX
Position TypeFull Time
Education LevelHigh School
Travel PercentageUp to 25%
Job CategoryHealth Care
Will provide direct support for individuals who are in or seeking recovery services to including family members, significant others or any other supportive allies. Recovery Coach will also make necessary referrals, coordinate services, work with the client in order to develop skills necessary to function in the community, make frequent contact with the client in their home and out in the community in order to assist with their every day to day living, practical everyday problems, promote assertive advocacy, provide transportation, build recovery capital and engage in an overall recovery approach with other team members in order for the client to maintain sobriety and achieve a continuum of care. Once the 525 hours have been completed through supervision of the recovery domains, and employee has obtained the state certification, the title will change to Peer Recovery Specialist. Must be in recovery for 2 (two) years.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
1. Must be drug free and willing to take a drug test as required to work in Drug – Free workplace as defined by federal government guidelines.
2. Acceptable criminal history and substance abuse history that could not be judged as detrimental to clients.
3. Continuing education as required by Aliviane Inc., DSHS, and other funding/licensing agencies.
4. Must read, understand and comply with organizational policies and procedures.
5. Conformity with client rights to confidentiality as protected under CFR 42, Chapter 1, and Part 2 and HIPPA Privacy rules is mandatory.
6. Willingness to network and participate in other community service agency projects, speaks before the public, and become a member of work-related organizations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to interpret agency services and disseminate to clients and the community
Ability to share personal recovery experiences and teach clients how to build recovery capital
Ability to work with diverse populations and backgrounds, and establish empathy for the recovery population
Ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries
Ability to work in a collaborative manner with professionals, clients, and the community
Skilled in excellent oral and written communication
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct enrollment of clients into the program and collect necessary data as determined by the contract.
2. Complete a strength-based assessment of clients’ strengths, challenges, and goals in multiple life domains and assist in the development of a recovery plan based on the wants, needs, and interests of the client.
3. Employ brief interventions in the context of a peer to peer relationship to engage clients and encourage retention in program services; this may include crisis intervention, relapse prevention, and individual or family consultations.
4. Serve as the point of contact through the entire continuum of care from enrollment through treatment and aftercare, including providing information on available community resources, assistance in accessing services, coordination of services, and transportation.
5. Introduce and link clients to recovery community organizations, peer-run services, and other community organizations that will assist them in meeting recovery needs and building recovery capital.
6. Make frequent contact with clients while in treatment, in services, and aftercare through home visits, internet communication, telephone, or office visits to identify continuous needs associated with the client’s recovery.
7. Conduct follow ups at three (3), six (6), nine (9), and twelve (12) months in order to monitor progression and/or regression, intervene on a timely basis, and encourage continued recovery activities.
8. Facilitate peer to peer group sessions as assigned and in accordance with client and programmatic needs.
9. Maintain accurate, neat, and timely documentation on all case files and submit required forms for approval on a timely basis.
10. Maintain current knowledge of other available community services. Keep abreast of current literature and developments in the field; help establish curricula for living skills, mental health, substance abuse, and recovery to include social attitudes and laws about drug use. Perform other duties as assigned.
11. Pursue the Recovery Coach Certification at your own cost and at the established time by SOW
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