On-Call Recovery Specialists
Description: Center for Prevention and Counseling is accepting applications for on-call Recovery Specialists to share hope and offer help to people struggling with addiction. This is a per-diem position funded through the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) which connects hospital emergency room patients experiencing substance use problems to treatment and recovery support services.
Responsibilities: OORP Recovery Specialists engage individuals with substance use disorder by providing recovery supports and non-clinical assistance while maintaining follow-up with these individuals. Recovery Specialists provide education to individuals and families on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social services and other recovery support systems. By being a positive role model to individuals and their families and sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills, Recovery Specialists assist individuals on a general path toward recovery. Additional job requirements include providing telephone follow-up support to patients for at least 60 days, collecting data and maintaining accurate records and participation in mandatory training and supervision sessions.
Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of two years of experience in the guiding principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and be sustaining an abstinence based recovery lifestyle. At a minimum, an Associate’s Degree is preferred with a high school diploma or equivalency required. CPRS or CCAR Recovery Coaches preferred; bilingual Spanish a plus. Recovery Specialists must have a valid driver’s license and independent mode of transportation, undergo a background check (criminal history not necessarily a disqualifier/felon friendly) and complete all volunteer application requirements for Atlantic Health System.
Contact: For more information or to apply, please send resume or inquiries by email only to Annmarie Shafer at [email protected]