Characteristics of Position:
All employees are expected to
effectively support the agency's mission to provide consumer-centered care to
those with substance disorders or with co-occurring substance and psychiatric
disorders. Employees are expected to engage consumers in continuing care
and treatment by using interventions which are diagnosis-specific, and
communicate empathically with clients regarding addiction, mental illness,
medications and recovery. Promotes client's self-determination, personal
responsibility and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery; facilitates
and teaches clients role recovery elements.
This is a full time position located at the Adult Addictions Receiving
Facility (AARF) in Tampa, Florida.
- Communications - Communicate with
supervisor and established chain of command regarding daily operations
and/or incidents; document all required information in a clear, legible,
timely, concise and accurate manner.
- Relationship - Respects authority; models
direct and clear communications with peers, clients and subordinates;
culturally aware and respectful of differences.
- Administrative - Precisely documents events
and transactions specific to job duties in approved Agency formats;
understands and adheres to administration and program operating procedures.
- Technical - Utilizes Agency
communication devices and information technology as a business tool;
proficient, as required, in the use of Outlook, DATIS, Train Caster, KIS
and related IT systems and software applications.
- Business Acumen - Adheres to agency policies.
- Professional - Behaves ethically;presents
a professional image in appearance, communications and demeanor; adheres
to Agency scheduling Policy; follows activity schedules; committed
to personal professional development
- Analytical - Establish a helping
relationship with administrative and program management.
- Leadership - Seek to participate in
effective approaches and training to enhance job skills; seek
opportunities to mentor new staff; ability to recognize unsafe behaviors,
situations, environments; acts to maintain the safety and well-being of
persons receiving services, staff and community members.
- High school and three years
of direct service experience in a substance abuse or mental health
treatment or recovery setting. Personal recovery experience will be
considered on a year for year basis for up to two years of the required
experience. A Bachelor's degree in a health or human services field may
substitute for two years of the experience.
- Certified Recovery Support
- Must possess competencies
specific to the service/s provided. Competencies may include life
experience, training, certification, education or other background in the
- All ACTS, Inc. employees
must be able and willing to work when expected to accommodate program
and/or agency needs, participate in the agency's Quality Improvement
Program and attend all assigned/required trainings, practice on-the-job
safety at all times, and demonstrate the ability to communicate and work
with others and be respectful of peers, supervisors, clients, guests, etc.
If required by contract or administrative rule, must fully participate in
NAPPI (crisis intervention) training and able to apply same to work setting.
/Safety/Health Considerations: Standard office
environment and meeting rooms
of Work Expected: Level commensurate with
satisfactory Peer Support Specialist performance
of Work Expected: Commensurate with level necessary
to fully meet obligations
Scope of Responsibilities: Conduct psycho-educational
groups, promote consumer empowerment, assist with admission and consumer access
to entitlements and other resources.
Supervision: Work is performed under the supervision
of a Program Administrator, Director or Supervisor. This position does not
provide supervision to others.
- Adheres to agency designated
model for treating persons with substance and/or co-occurring mental
disorders; promotes consumer's self-determination, personal responsibility
and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery; facilitates and
teaches clients role recovery elements such as engagement in the recovery
process, developing readiness for work or meaningful life activities,
choosing valued roles and achieving these roles in the community
psycho-educational groups; assists consumer in peer group support to
facilitate problem solving, communication skills development and personal
growth; support in achieving recovery goals as reflected in the consumer's
screening, assessment, treatment plan or discharge summary.
services within area/s of competency, i.e. life experience, training,
certification, education or other background in the service area; seeks
direction from Program Director/Administrator when clients' needs fall
outside area/s of competency and maintains up-to-date knowledge and
written materials of community resources and recovery philosophy.
related work as required / assigned.
The omission of specific statements does not
preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such
duties are a logical assignment to position.
ACTS is an EEO/AA DFWP Employer.