Recovery Specialist (Per Diem, Middlesex County) 10/10/2017

Saint Barnabas Health Care System New Brunswick, NJ

Location
New Brunswick, NJ
AJE Ref #
579720457
Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
REQ22389-POS55242
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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RECOVERY SPECIALIST (PER DIEM, MIDDLESEX COUNTY)

Job Number: REQ22389-POS55242
Category: Behavioral and Mental Health
Location: New Brunswick, NJ

COUNTY: MIDDLESEX

REPORTS TO: Patient Navigator

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals;

* Be a positive role model to clients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills;

* Maintain relationships with clients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process;

* Reinforce, guide and ensure clients and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities and resources of each individual;

* Assist clients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery;

* Enhance identification and participation in the recovery community;

* Advocate for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery;

* Empower individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway;

* Provide on-call coverage and report to the ER to support the overdose victim when an alert is received;

* Gather client information to complete the necessary paperwork required by the funder and evaluator; and

* Provide post-emergency department telephone follow-up for at least 60 days to help the client navigate the early stages of seeking assistance and beginning a successful path towards recovery.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* The Recovery Specialist must have four (4) years of sobriety and experience in the principals of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness.

* Must have availability to work from 7 am to 7 pm or from 7 pm to 7 am.

* Minimum Associate s degree preferred.

* High school diploma or equivalency required.

* Must have a valid driver s license and vehicle..