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PRO.A / JOBS Mt. Pocono Medical; Certified Recovery Specialist

Mt. Pocono Medical; Certified Recovery Specialist

Post Date: 4/19/17
Type of Position:ツPeer-Services/
Title:ツCertified Recovery Specialist
Qualifications:ツMust have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Self-identify as a current or former patient. Must be maintaining healthy recovery from substance abuse. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to meet written communication requirements. Must be able to verify completion of state-approved training program and passing score on certification exam.
Description: Mt. Pocono Medical has an exciting opportunity to be a part of our Center of Excellence. Under supervision, the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) provides peer support services, serves as a patient advocate, provides patient information and peer support for patients in emergency, outpatient , and inpatient settings. The CRS performs a wide range of tasks to assist patients in regaining control over their lives and recovery process. The CRS will model competence in recovery and coping.

Position Responsibilities:

Following the guidelines set by the employer, the CRS will interact safely and effectively with patients to:

ツキ Assist patients in articulating personal goals for recovery

ツキ Assist patients in determining reasonable and holistic steps moving toward recovery

ツキ Assist patients in identifying barriers to recovery goals

ツキ Assist patients in identifying personal strengths in daily living and recovery skills

ツキ Observe and reinforce positive progress that patients make toward recovery goals

ツキ Teach problem-solving skills

ツキ Teach patients to identify and combat negative self-talk

ツキ Teach patients how to identify and overcome fears

ツキ Support the vocational choices patients make and assist them in overcoming job-related anxieties and conflicts

ツキ Assist patients in building social skills by demonstrating and reinforcing proper conduct and respectful interaction

ツキ Assist non-patient staff in identifying program elements that are supportive or destructive to recovery

ツキ Attend treatment team meetings and medication appointments as requested to represent the needs and perspectives of the patient

ツキ Utilize his/her unique recovery experience to teach and role model the value of every individual窶冱 recovery experience.

ツキ Maintain effective coping and self-help techniques.

ツキ Continue to develop professional skill by maintaining certification through required coursework

ツキ Attend relevant seminars, staff in-service trainings whenever offered

ツキ Investigate community resources for appropriateness of services to patients

ツキ Maintain confidentiality of patient information

ツキ Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with patients and avoid dual relationships within the community

ツキ Support treatment team objectives and strategies

ツキ Fulfill documentation requirements of employer accurately and in a timely manner

ツキ Use inclusive, culturally appropriate language and attitudes with all clients and staff

ツキ Meet job expectations as specified in the Employee Handbook.
Contact Information: To apply click HERE.