Recovery Support Specialist Addictions Receiving

 Job Description

ACTS is committed to the health and safety of our workforce and persons served. At this time, ACTS is requiring all potential employees to be fully vaccinated by the first day of employment.
                        

The Recovery Support Specialist is 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

 LOCATION:  Tampa, FL

        Pre-requisite Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Must possess competencies specific to the service/s provided.  Competencies may include life experience, training, certification, education or other background in the service area.
  • 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. 

Preferred :  

  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist Certificate

Scope of Responsibilities:  Conduct psycho-educational groups, promote consumer empowerment, assist with admission and consumer access to entitlements and other resources.

Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • 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
  • Conducts 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Performs 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.