Residential Recovery Specialist Per Diem

These positions are per diem (on-call) positions with various hours/shifts/days available for our Residential Crisis and MapleWood Recovery programs.

Summary:

The Residential Recovery Specialist is responsible for assisting clients in minimizing symptoms of acute psychiatric episodes by structuring wellness activities, assessing needs and preferences within the crisis residence and in the community, supportive counseling, planning discharge services and assisting clients for reintegration into community. Staff is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and therapeutic residential environment. Staff shall maintain effective communication and a good working relationship with the treatment team across all shifts in order to deliver efficient and effective crisis care to clients, resulting in their short term return to home/community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct billable services as needed for clients in the residential home.
  • Utilize a recovery model, providing supportive counseling and constructive interactions to promote consumer stability and ability to cope with and adapt to new challenges.
  • Accurately observes, monitors and documents consumer behavior and assist in assessing stability.
  • Implement problem-solving strategies to address difficult, potentially dangerous consumer behavior.
  • Coordinate and assist consumers with attendance at appointments, programs or activities in the community.
  • Facilitate daily wellness activities including skill building groups and community integration activities.
  • Assist consumers with developing ADLs including hygiene, rest, nutrition and activity.
  • Transport clients as necessary using personal vehicle.
Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology, social work or other relevant education preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License reliable transportation and current liability automobile insurance coverage.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check after hire.
  • Knowledge and ability to work effectively with adults experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms as part of a team of professional care providers.
  • Prior experience in the provision of mental health services is preferred, ideally with knowledge of risk assessments.
  • Ability to provide recovery-oriented counseling/support.
  • Ability to work with clients and their families in a residential-based setting.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure while maintaining a kind, nurturing and patient demeanor in crisis situations.
  • General knowledge of community resources, standard models of service coordination, and/or experience working in a variety of human services settings.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and EHR software a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Community Care Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.