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WHOS Program Staff Lancaster County/ RASE Recovery Center Monitor

Post Date: 5/18/17
Type of Position:ツPeer-Services
Title:ツWHOS Program Staff Lancaster County/ RASE Recovery Center Monitor
Qualifications:ツ

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of all Recovery Center Rules.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective and healthy boundaries with co-workers, participants, other professionals, and own personal life.
3. Ability to effectively supervise participants at Recovery Center.
4. Ability to provide leadership without abusing position.
5. Ability to exercise supervisory role with participants who may have been past cohorts.
6. Possess a thorough knowledge of chemical dependency cultures, D & A ethics, confidentiality, and 12-Step recovery.
7. Ability to speak and write effectively.
8. Ability to conceptualize and carryout the mission of RASE Project.
9. Ability to interact professionally with the public, visiting professionals, and other guests.
Minimum Requirements

1. High School diploma or GED.
2. Two years of uninterrupted recovery
3. Valid driver窶冱 license and a properly insured, functional vehicle
4. CRS credential or a willingness to acquire a CRS credential within the first year of hire
Description:ツIndividuals in this combined position are responsible for responding to overdose calls at the Lancaster County Hospital Emergency Departments as well as day-to-day monitoring of the RASE Recovery Center. As such, work is to be performed in a coordinated effort with the Recovery Center Supervisor and the Lancaster Building Services Manager. An individual in this role will serve as a role model, coach, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals as they assist in the initiation of recovery, preventing relapse, and intervening early by providing emotional support; informational support; instrumental support; and, affiliational support. The Responder/Monitor must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships. Consequently, the Responder/Monitor must hold the following beliefs and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • ツA personal belief in recovery
  • A genuine hope and optimism that their peers will succeed
  • A sincere interest in the welfare of their peers, including the ability to see each person as a unique individual
  • A willingness to share their own recovery experience
  • An ability to flexibly engage people based on their level of receptivity and individual needs, acknowledging that even the same person may need different types of peer-based services at different points in their recovery process

Individuals employed in this position will embrace the following Principles of Recovery:

  • There are many pathways to recovery
  • Recovery is self-directed and empowering
  • Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need for change and transformation
  • Recovery is holistic
  • Recovery has cultural dimensions
  • Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness
  • Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude
  • Recovery involves a process of healing and redefinition for self and family
  • Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma
  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies
  • Recovery involves (re) joining and (re) building a life in the community,
  • Recovery is a reality

In the role of WHOS Responder, the primary objective is to provide recovery support service/care management to overdose survivors in hospital emergency departments located in Lancaster County. Individuals in this position will be required to adhere to an on-call schedule in order to respond to the emergency departments within one hour after receiving the call that drug & alcohol emergent care services are required to facilitate referrals to appropriate substance use detox/treatment as indicated from the DDAP Screening Tool; ability to coordinate placement into the identified service; ability to establish professional rapport with hospital emergency room staff, drug & alcohol service providers, ancillary service providers; and the ability to navigate these systems.

(As a WHOS Responder)

1. Respond to the Emergency Department call to assist overdose survivor窶冱 in giving them treatment options and recovery support options.
2. While scheduled as 窶徙n-call窶, respond to emergency calls at any time of the day (7 days per week 365 days per year) per an on-call schedule and
3. Present at the Emergency Department within one-hour upon receiving the call.
4. Execute protocols of the WHOS Program
5. Identify and refer to available resources, clinically appropriate treatment, education, intervention, and other necessary resources.
6. Develop rapport with emergency departments and their personnel in Lancaster County
7. Assure participants reintegrate to society and social settings upon receiving appropriate level of care.
8. Provide appropriate role modeling to participants.
9. Attend all assigned trainings.
10. Maintain own recovery and keep it first and foremost always.
11. Other duties as assigned.

In the role of Recovery Center Monitor, this individual will be responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the Lancaster Recovery Center (Center). Work is to be performed in a coordinated effort with the Recovery Specialist Supervisor and the Caretaker. Recovery Center Monitors are responsible to report to the Caretaker daily activities in the Center, any unusual events or inappropriate behaviors which take place with participants at the Center, and any needs or issues that may arise. Recovery Center Monitors will meet regularly with the Center Supervisor and the Caretaker to ensure team work, consistency and awareness.

(As a Recovery Center Monitor)

1. Greet any guests who enter the facility.
2. Direct visitors to the appropriate location within the facility.
3. Monitor participants always while they are in the Center.
4. Supervise day-to-day activities of the Center.
5. Assist participants on the computers and monitor computer usage.
6. Maintain order within the Center and notify Supervisor and proper authorities if problems arise.
7. Provide information and answer questions.
8. Be available to participants for important issues and concerns
9. Coordinate with other monitors, Supervisor and Caretaker.
10. Communicate all pertinent information to Supervisor, appropriate staff member and/or Caretaker.
11. Answer phones and direct calls to the appropriate party.
12. Manage Center supplies and resources, i.e. notebooks, paper, computers, pool table equipment, TV remotes, etc.
13. Monitor participants窶 behavior.
14. Other duties as assigned.

Contact Information: To applyツemail Sandy Paradis atツsandyparadis@raseproject.org