Requisition Number: PA090-RECSP-H-06-2020-02
Job Title: Recovery Support Specialist
City: Quakertown
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $20.00

Recovery Support Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) directly supports the RSS Supervisor in maintaining program operations in accordance with Chapter 5320 state regulation governing the Pledge for Independence, Empowerment and Recovery (PIER) Program. In addition to providing direct-care to individuals and performing the duties of the RSS professional, this position models effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers’ independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The RSS will perform responsibilities assigned by the Site Supervisor to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained.


  • Provide support and supervision to individuals during direct-care shifts, focusing on the individuals’ reduction of risk and enhancement of independent living skills. Support, guide, and teach individuals’ everyday skills, in living, working social and learning domains aligned with their interpersonal development.
  • Assist in the implementation of the consumers’ Individual Service Plans, focusing on supporting consumers in developing lifestyles conducive to goal attainment through community integration and the acquisition of independent living skills
  • Modeling professionalism, maintaining effective interpersonal interactions, consistently adhering to program policies and procedures, and teaching effective consumer support strategies.
  • Complete all required documentation, including vehicle logs, progress notes, sleep logs, menu plans, telephone logs, client inventories, incident reports, serious concerns, individual bank records, fire drills, property forms, and all required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provide regular, constructive feedback to the Site Supervisor related to operations in the home, including necessary documentation, adherence to Policies and Procedures, and the daily activities of consumers.
  • Model and provide guidance to consumers with regards to rights, independence and interpersonal skills
  • Assist the RSS Supervisor in ensuring licensing regulations of the site remain compliant
  • Communicate with co-workers and members of the interdisciplinary team as necessary to ensure continuity of care
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and training programs related to individuals and staff at PIER
  • Actively participate in supervision andprofessional development provided from RSS Supervisor

  • All other miscellaneous duties as requested orassigned by the RSS Supervisor or Program Leadership

  • Maintain all trainings, certifications andqualifications outlined the qualifications section.

Required Experience

  • Two years of experienceworking with individuals with Mental Health challenges preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Required Qualifications

Understanding of trauma, trauma-informed care, and the creation of trauma-informed environments
  • Valid driver’s license

  • State police, FBI and child abuse clearances, as indicated

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verballyand in written form

  • Ability to engage clients and staff in effective,therapeutic and healthy interactions

  • Problem Solving, conflict resolution, organizationand time management skills

  • Ability to maintain professional and therapeutic boundaries

  • Ability to utilize and navigate corporate email, internet applications, Microsoft programs and applications, and maintain basic computer skills needed for Electronic HealthRecords

Program Summary

The PIER (Pledge for Independence, Empowerment and Recovery) program is a new program located in Bucks County.  The eight bed co-ed Long Term Structured Residential (LTSR) serves individuals with mental and behavioral health disabilities.  Beds are alocated to Bucks County unless otherwise approved by Bucks County Behavioral Health (BCBH) and Bucks County Department of Mental Health/ Development Programs (MH/DP).

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 identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran or disability status.

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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.