The recovery specialist assists clients with improving their health and wellness, living self-directed lives and reaching their full potential. This position works with clients to support and strengthen their capacity to engage in their personal recovery. In collaboration with the client, this position develops a recovery plan and monitors progress toward goals identified in the plan. The recovery specialist has a thorough knowledge of community resources and assists clients in navigating the treatment, social services and recovery support systems. The position supports clients as they move through stages of change and acts as a positive role model of change. The recovery specialist empowers clients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops a recovery plan in collaboration with the client.
Educates clients on appropriately navigating the treatment, social services and recovery support systems.
Provides recovery support services based on the client's preferences and assessed needs.
Supports clients as they move through the stages of change to encourage them in their recovery.
Assists clients with accessing recovery support services in the community.
Works collaboratively with the Case Manager – STAR Program staff to ensure the client engages in services for up to one year.
Acts as a positive role model of change by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills.
Maintains a positive relationship with each client to reinforce, guide, and reassure the client that change is possible and is built upon multiple strengths, coping abilities and the resources of each individual.
Assists clients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery.
Assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery.
Supports and encourages clients to identify and participate in recovery community resources.
Advocates for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery.
Empowers clients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their individual recovery pathway.
Provides support with face-to-face sessions and/or telephone calls based on the client's preferences.
Helps clients maintain healthy community, family and social functioning.
Provides on-call coverage.
Education: High school diploma or equivalency.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in guiding principles of recovery. Valid NJ driver's license required.
Education: Associate's degree.
Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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