|Date Opened||1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$20.29* - $27.56/hour (*New State employees start at the minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||1/15/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), River Valley Services seeks qualified individuals for the position of Recovery Support Specialist Trainee (PCN 92322) on our Wellness & Recovery Center in Middletown, CT Team, 1st Shift, Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm; Total 32 hours per week. The position will lend peer support and advocacy, and promote recovery to clients.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Recovery Support Specialist Certification, and still be certified, by the closing date. Please ensure that your application is complete. Applicants invited to an interview will be asked to bring a copy of their current Recovery Support Specialist Certification.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Miriam Lopez at (860) 262-5358; MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov.
Guides clients through the process of defining personal goals for clients' recovery plans using existing evidence based workbooks or person centered planning tools; supports and guides clients in following tasks outlined in recovery plan (i.e. pursuing goals related to employment, education, community involvement and the use of natural supports); guides clients in identifying and exercising their rights; participates in rehabilitative and recovery oriented interventions to meet clients’ needs and goals; provides information and support to clients and encourages their development of community networks and activities relating to community integration; provides instruction and skill training in recovery management to clients and families; acts as a peer health navigator to engage clients who have or are at risk for co-morbid medical conditions in wellness activities; supports clients to secure information about resources relevant to their wellness; supports clients in obtaining services that meet clients recovery needs; supports clients in dealing with internal and external stress; attends medical/clinical appointments with clients in a peer capacity; accompanies clients as peers on volunteer opportunities and activities; organizes and conducts workshops on topics related to recovery and wellness including New Employee Orientation at the local level; may coach adaptive client behaviors through verbal communication; observes and reports clients’ behavior; prepares and submits incident or other related forms; updates clients’ notes in the medical record as required; enters computerized data as required; may provide outreach and transportation; performs related duties as required.
Inpatient Settings: In addition to the duties listed above, the duties move from providing one-on-one peer support to teaching coping and community adjustment skills and linking the client with important community resources, and include the following:
• Accompanies clients off the unit and onto the hospital campus or community to practice entering unexpected situations and managing stress and disorientation.
• Accompanies clients on day passes to the community to acclimate the client to their new community.
• May provide coverage at Peer Desk Center to engage and offer peer support to the general hospital population.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.