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ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SERVICES INC Recovery Support Specialist - Full Time - Bradford in Bradford, Pennsylvania

THE DUTIES: - Advocates for individual and family needs with substance abuse professionals, mental health professionals, medical professionals, outreach, engagement, and others within the general community. - Encourages individuals' empowerment in asserting their rights and needs. - Provides instruction, role modeling, and coaches individuals in skill building activities such as budgeting, job interviewing, civic involvement, and self-assertiveness training. - Problem-solves with individuals and interacts with other andldquo;team membersandrdquo; (treatment staff, probation officers, etc. as applicable) to eliminate obstacles to recovery, e.g. linkage to child-care, transportation, housing, etc. - Provides input to individuals developing a personal recovery plan, which provides self-determined direction to one's recovery process. - Conducts recovery check-ups and promotion by observing behavior and forms of individual contacts, e.g. feedback such as telephone or e-mail. - Advises and informs individuals regarding community resources, including housing, employment, education, transportation, recreation, health, religious/spiritual, and other resources needed to meet goals, objectives, and needs. - Prepares written documentation of services provided to individuals and the effectiveness of delivered supports. - Adheres to program rules, regulations, and safety programs in order to respond to emergency situations. - Document and maintain files of the progress clients have made toward accomplishing the goals and objectives delineated in treatment plans. - Attends departmental meetings, AA meetings, and educational conferences in order to learn facts, skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary for assisting clients in independent living. - Maintains records and reports, under the supervision of case management supervisor, in order to learn and gain proficiency in this procedure. - Develops and implements recovery oriented programs with approval by supervisor. - Works varied hours as needed in order to provide quality recovery support services to individuals. - Transports clients to appointments as needed. - Shares strengths, hopes and experiences with clients where applicable. - Provides whatever services are needed for the well-being of the clients. - Provides services throughout McKean County. - Performs other related duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of the purpose, goals and objectives of the drug and alcohol recovery process, drug and alcohol recovery support program practices and community resources, drug and alcohol services delivery system, Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, maintain effective working relationships, follow instructions and demonstrate assertiveness. Minimum Experience: Full certification as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist by a statewide certification body preferred, but will train if necessary. A minimum of 18 months of lived recovery experience in a continuous manner. Driver's License is required. ADAS offers a competitive benefit package to full-time employees. It includes Vacation, Sick and Personal Time, Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, Flex Spending, Tuition Reimbursement, 401k with matching, etc... Any interested applicant should contact Brooke Boyer, Clerk Typist III at (814) 642-9541. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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