The Recovery Specialist (RS) promotes recovery and resilience in alignment with the Practice Guidelines through daily support and activities that identify strengths, assets, resources and protective factors for people in recovery from serious and persistent mental health challenges. The RS partners with the program participant to develop and sustain skills to engage in meaningful relationships, problem solving, community integration, family inclusion, life skills and meaningful activity. These support services occur on a flexible schedule, based on the need of the program and members, including day, evening, weekend and holidays at various program sites and in the community.
*In the event that CSRS transitions to a MPRS program the RS will obtain CPRP certification within 2 years of program start date.
1. Assist program participant and their natural supporters in identifying areas across life domains in which individual growth and support is desired; including but not limited to the following: activities of daily living, leisure planning, medication management, money management, socialization opportunities, communication and problem solving skills.
2. Assist individual by modeling social competence in developing and practicing the skills defined on their recovery plans. This may include accompanying individuals to appointments, leisure activities or other activities of interest including religious, educational or vocational to provide support and encouragement.
3. Facilitate communication amongst program participants in the programs including modeling and teaching problem solving skills, conflict resolution and unconditional support thus creating environments in which peers ultimately support each other both informally and formally.
4. Responsible for maintaining continuity of care through communication with other team members providing support to the program participant. Consult, collaborate and link with all team members including GED instructors, college professions, faith-based representatives, volunteer and employment supervisors and their psychiatrist on a regular basis and/or as assigned by Unit Director.
5. Carry individual caseload under supervision of the Unit Director and meet billing productivity standards of 60% of paid weekly hours.
6. Ensure all required documentation is completed in compliance with agency, county and state standards.
7. Keep apprised of new research and developments in recovery and Psychiatric Recovery through journals, web sites and literature.
8. Drive Interact vehicle for program reasons.
9. Responsible for accessing essential agency/program information through email and electronic medical record system (MyEvolv).
10. Provide crisis intervention and support following established crisis safety plans and procedures.
11. Responsible for fostering a supportive and team spirit work environment.
12. Participates in unit activities and events that promote CSRS services.
13. Maintains a professional demeanor and work ethic.
14. Actively participates in Supervision/Program/Agency meetings and trainings assigned by Program Director as delineated in annual training plan. Is responsible and accountable to track training requirements and completes training by established deadline and is able to implement and practice the values and techniques taught. *If program transitions to Mobile Psychiatric Recovery Program employee will be responsible for maintaining Certified Psychiatric Recovery Practitioner (CPRP) certification by attending accredited trainings on recovery; psychiatric recovery, trauma, supported employment practices, substance abuse and cultural competency.
15. Adheres to safe work practices.
16. Must function in full compliance with all applicable policies and procedures, federal, state and local laws and Interacts Code of Conduct. Must participate in Interacts compliance program including reporting suspected violations of the compliance program or applicable laws or regulations to supervisor/manager/director or the Compliance Officer.
17. Must participate in Interacts Quality Improvement activities including the participation in on-going outcomes oriented tasks as requested.
18. Performs other job related duties as assigned
1. A Bachelor’s Degree with academic concentration in the behavior health service field and 3 years experience human services.
*If program transitions to MPRS will obtain certification within 2 years of program start date.
2. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, share office space and work in a group setting.
3. Ability to work a flexible schedule including a combination of day, evening, weekend, and some holiday hours to meet the program needs and service plan goals/preference/interests of CSRS program participants/residents serviced by the CSRS unit.
4. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
5. Possession of a valid driver’s license from state of residence, ability to meet the Agency’s automobile insurance requirements and ability to drive a van.
6. Clearance in accordance with PA Acts 33 & 80
Intercommunity Action, Inc. is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
Interested candidates may forward their cover letter and resume to:
Intercommunity Action, Inc.
6012 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred)