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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Resources For Human Development, Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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Description/Job Summary

New Start is a program designed to provide long and short term treatment to men who may or may not be incarcerated in the city and county prison system but are identified as having a substance abuse disorder. New Start offers comprehensive services and counseling.
New Start is seeking a Recovery Specialist for the Overnight Shift (12a-8a).
I. Responsibilities: Life Skills and Educational Counseling
A. Person in Recovery Chores/House Maintenance

Support PIRs in maintaining the physical plant by monitoring and inspecting their household chores.

Support PIRs in completing their household tasks.
Maintain the building repair log
Support PIRs in maintaining daily schedule.

B. Food and Household Goods

Assist and support cook in meal planning, food inventory, the creation of a grocery shopping list, and grocery shopping as assigned by the Director.

Support, assist, and monitor meal preparation.
Support implementation of Nutrition Program.
Monitor and assist at mealtime.
Monitor the food and household goods budget.

C. Medication and Health Management

Assist PIRs in securing prescriptions.
Log new medication in medication log book.
Monitor the PIR s self-administration of all medication and log in medication log as assigned by Director.

Assist PIRs in scheduling medical appointments and follow-up on medical recommendations.

Collect and document collection of PIRs urine samples as assigned.

D. Educational:

Collaborate with PIRs to complete all ADL level responsibilities.
Distribute and collect initial and discharge Consumer Satisfaction Survey
Assist PIRs in conflict resolution.
Provide crisis intervention.
Participate in Program milieu
Attend and/or facilitate educational groups and meetings (e.g. meal planning, Community Meeting) as assigned by Director.

Actively support PIRs in facilitating socialization and recreation activities.

E. Program

Document educational groups and any other significant PIR contact.
Conduct, facilitate and document fire drills as assigned by the Director.
Participate in Team Support Mtgs., Staff Mtgs. and supervision as assigned by Director

Read log daily and document in log at the end of each shift.
Complete intake packets and inventory each PIR s possessions upon admission and discharge.

Assist PIRs in securing all benefits for which they are eligible (e.g. Welfare, SSI)

Escort PIRs to appointments and shopping as assigned by Director.
Conduct filing, chart auditing and medication reviews as assigned.
Provide emergency coverage for next shift.
As assigned by Director to insure continuity of care.


High School Graduate or G.E.D preferred.
1 year of relevant experience.
Proficient in MS Word and web-based email required.
Personal Recovery/Life Experience accepted.
Valid Driver s License required.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic
information, and veteran or disability status.