The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is a member of a multidisciplinary team working to address the disease of addiction within treatment programs. Works within the community, providing outreach to patients with complex addiction, behavioral and psychosocial needs. Acts as a resource to assist patients in navigating the health care system, and motivating them to engage and sustain engagement with the behavioral and addiction treatment system.
Assists in the outreach and engagement of patients identified as needing substance abuse support and treatment.
Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with patients and appropriately engages them to identify interests, strengths, goals, dreams and aspirations while offering encouragement and empowerment through shared experience to enhance strengths and capabilities for members.
Engages patients by way of home visit, hospital visit and accompanying patients to Providers appointments as needed.
Facilitates adherence to treatment plan by early identification and resolution of gaps in care.
Supports patients in planning for and attending Step Meetings, finding a Sponsor and doing Step Work when appropriate.
Communicates all concerns to clinical team and manager as necessary, seeking support and guidance proactively.
Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team conference to maximize the treatment plan.
Provides reinforcement of the treatment plan under the direction of the Addiction Coordinators.
Appointment scheduling and clerical duties as needed.
Promotes community integration through the connection of resources, linking to supports, mutual-help groups, social clubs, volunteer and job opportunities.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This position does require travel through the local area to meet with participants. Mileage will be reimbursed.
Day Shift (No On-Call or Holidays)
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Recovery Specialist - Default Issuing Body
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