The recovery specialist will engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Educates survivors on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems.
Acts as positive role model to survivors and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills.
Maintains relationships with survivors and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process.
Reinforces, guides and ensures patients and their families that recovery is possible and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities and the resources of each individual.
Assists survivors with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery.
Assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery.
Enhances, identifies and participates in the recovery community.
Advocates for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery.
Empowers individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathways.
Provides on-call coverage and goes to the emergency room to support the overdose victim when an alert is received.
Provides post-emergency department telephone follow-up for at least 60 days to help the survivor navigate the early stages of seeking assistance and beginning a successful path towards recovery.
Education: High school diploma required; associate's degree preferred. Valid NJ driver's license required.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in guiding principles of recovery. Bilingual preferred.
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.
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