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PRO.A / JOBS Franklin County Drug and Alcohol; Recovery Support Specialist

Franklin County Drug and Alcohol; Recovery Support Specialist

Post Date: 5/03/17
Type of Position: Peer-Services
Title: Recovery Support Specialist 45-0613031
Qualifications: Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:
窶「 Transfer
窶「 Voluntary Demotion
窶「 Reemployment
窶「 Merit System

1. Must meet the minimum experience and training (METs) required for the job. The METs for this position are:


Full certification as a recovery support specialist by a statewide certification body which is a member of a national certification body or certification by another state government窶冱 substance use certification board or the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment.

2. County of Franklin Approved Additional Special Requirements: None

3. Must be eligible for selection in accordance with Merit rules

Description:ツThis is public contact work providing non-clinical support services to promote wellness in individuals initiating and maintaining long-term recovery from substance use disorders in a Department of Health funded Single County Authority or other licensed treatment facility.

An employee in this job is responsible for providing support services to individuals in recovery from substance use disorders by helping them gain access to needed resources in the community, assisting them in overcoming barriers, and helping them bridge gaps between their needs and available resources. Employee will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. Work involves assisting individuals in self-identifying personal goals for recovery, assisting individuals in determining the steps to reach their recovery goals, and providing an environment of mutual respect, empowerment and opportunity to promote self-sufficiency. Work involves serving as an advocate through the various stages of recovery and recovery maintenance. Work also involves helping individuals assertively link to public service, educational opportunities, employment and vocational skill services. This employee will perform the work in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures; but, is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment while performing the duties as a Recovery Specialist.

1. Advocates for individual and family needs with substance use professionals, mental health professionals, medical professionals and other within the general community.
2. Encourages individuals窶 empowerment in asserting their rights and needs.
3. Provides instruction and role modeling and coaches individuals in skill building activities such as budgeting, job interviewing, civic involvement, or self-assertiveness training.
4. Problem-solves with individuals and interacts with other 窶徼eam members窶 (treatment staff, probation officers, etc. as applicable) to eliminate obstacles and barriers to recovery, e.g. linkage to child-care, transportation, housing, etc.
5. Provides input to individuals developing a personal recovery plan which provides self-determined direction to one窶冱 recovery process.
6. Conducts recovery check-ups and promotion by observing behavior and forms of individual contacts and feedback such as telephone or e-mail.
7. Advises and informs individuals regarding community resources, including housing, employment, education, transportation, recreation, health, religious/spiritual and other resources needed to meet goals, objectives and needs.
8. Prepares written documentation of services provided to individuals and the effectiveness of delivered supports.
9. Researches, designs and/or implements needed recovery support service mechanisms and processes in local communities.
10. Serves as an advocate for clients.
11. Performs other related duties as required.

1. Provide community outreach services/training as needed.
2. Attend meetings, training, and in-services, as required.
3. Assist in resolving client/program/provider complaints.
4. Perform other job related duties, as required.

Contact Info: Charles W. Martin IIIツ218 North Second StreetツChambersburg, PA 17201 viewツツand select the link for more information.