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Recovery Support Worker

Families in Transition – New Horizons

Mission: To provide hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect.

Core Behavioral Values: Integrity. Teamwork. Quality. Respect. Responsibility. And a dedication to helping others.

These behaviors are based on Families in Transition – New Horizon’s cultures and values critical to support the mission of the organization.

*Families in Transition is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


The Recovery Support Worker plays an integral role in the agencies efforts and mission to assist clients with opportunities and activities that support their goals in recovery; including life skills, coping skills, wellness and relapse prevention. This role acts as part of an interdisciplinary team that provides support services for patients with a substance misuse or clients with a substance use disorders. The overall goal of the Recovery Care Specialist is to monitor behaviors, provide care, guidance and assistance to residents to maintain recovery and return to the community as a contributing member.

Requirements:
  • Three to five years of related social services experience. 
  • Certified Recovery Support Worker Certificate (CRSW) or ability to attain within first 6 months of employment.
  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this employee will occasionally work in high, precarious places, be around fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and may receive donations that may have harmful items included, to include, but not limited to, sharps (needles, syringes etc...), weapons and drugs.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The Employee will at times be performing repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to sit; regularly climb or balance; and frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate/lead group sessions with residents regarding life skills, relapse prevention, peer support, wellness, etc. 
  • Conduct individual sessions as appropriate to support ongoing goals and relapse prevention
  • Assist residents in maintaining a positive and respectful home environment; model appropriate interpersonal interaction and responsible behavior
  • Partner with internal team members and stakeholders to ensure interdisciplinary support and communications as needed
  • Prepare resident rooms between occupancy, and other housekeeping and light maintenance tasks
  • Perform observed drug testing and screening with residents as appropriate/required
  • Administer and oversee proper delivery and use of medications/prescription; dispense medications as required and observe residents to ensure adherence to prescriptions for legal compliance, resident safety, and in support of ongoing recovery
  • Maintain daily log of activities and update client notes
  • Report all client incidents and significant interactions to appropriate staff person; escalate urgent incidents immediately as necessary
  • Ensure that residents are following chore schedule, assist with maintaining cleanliness and organization of house
  • Maintain a high level of professional and ethical standards at all times
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as FIT processes and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic and motivating presence at all times.
  • Participate in in-service training.
  • Maintain and promote professionalism, in accordance with the Families In Transition – New Horizon’s Employee handbook
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Vice President of Clinical and Supportive Services
  • Uphold and promote Families in Transition – New Horizon’s mission.
Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: July 16, 2021

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