Requisition Number: NEWST-RECSP-H-01-2020-01
Job Title: Recovery Specialist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $12.25-$12.25/hour

Recovery Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Recovery Specialist
On-Call


Summary
New Start is a program of Resources for Human Development that is designed to provide long and short term treatment to men who may or may not be incarcerated in the city and county prison system but are identified as having a substance abuse disorder. New Start offers comprehensive services and counseling.
                                      
Responsibilities: 

  • Life Skills and Educational Counseling
    • Person in Recovery Chores/House Maintenance
      • Support PIRs in maintaining the physical plant by monitoring and inspecting their household chores.
      • Support PIRs in completing their household tasks.
      • Maintain the building repair log                            
      • Support PIRs in maintaining daily schedule.
    • Food and Household Goods
      • Assist and support cook in meal planning, food inventory, the creation of  a grocery shopping list,  and grocery shopping as assigned by the Director.
      • Support, assist, and monitor meal preparation.
      • Support implementation of Nutrition Program.
      • Monitor and assist at mealtime.
      • Monitor the food and household goods budget.
    • Medication and Health Management
      • Assist PIRs  in securing prescriptions.                      
      • Log new medication in medication log book         
      • Monitor the PIR’s self-administration of all medication and log in medication log as assigned by Director.
      • Assist PIRs in scheduling medical appointments and follow-up on medical recommendations.
      • Collect and document collection of PIRs’ urine samples as assigned.
    • Educational:
      • Collaborate with PIRs  to complete all ADL level responsibilities.
      • Distribute and collect initial and discharge Consumer Satisfaction Survey
      • Assist PIRs in conflict resolution.
      • Provide crisis intervention.
      • Participate in Program milieu
      • Attend and/or facilitate educational groups and meetings (e.g. meal planning, Community Meeting) as assigned by Director.
      • Actively support PIRs  in facilitating socialization and recreation activities.
  • Program
    • Document educational groups and any other significant PIR contact.
    • Conduct, facilitate and document fire drills as assigned by the Director.
    • Participate in Team Support Meetings, Staff Meetings and supervision as assigned by Director
    • Read log daily and document in log at the end of each shift.
    • Complete intake packets and inventory each PIR’s possessions upon admission and discharge.
    • Assist PIRs in securing all benefits for which they are eligible (e.g. Welfare, SSI)   
    • Escort PIRs to appointments and shopping as assigned by Director.
    • Conduct filing, chart auditing and medication reviews as assigned.
    • Provide emergency coverage for next shift.
    • As assigned by Director to insure continuity of care.
Requirements:
  • High School Graduate or G.E.D preferred.  
  • Proficient in MS Word and web-based email required. 
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays. 
  • Personal Recovery/Life Experience accepted.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Required Experience

Personal Recovery/Life Experience accepted.

Required Education

High School diploma or G.E.D.

Required Qualifications

Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Program Summary

New Start is a program of Resources for Human Development that is designed to provide long and short term treatment to men who may or may not be incarcerated in the city and county prison system but are identified as having a substance abuse disorder. New Start offers comprehensive services and counseling.
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.