The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) - Ambulatory Support Services Division is recruiting for a Recovery Support Specialist Trainee. The Recovery Support Specialist Trainee provides Campus-wide services to include Administrative and Support Services Division - General Psychiatry, and Addiction Services. This position is 1st shift, 35 hours per week; Sunday - Thursday, 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: a current copy of your Recovery Support Specialist Trainee Certification and copies of two reference letters (outside hires) or most recent performance appraisals (current state employees).
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Miriam.Lopez@ct.gov or (860) 262-5358.
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:
Posted on : Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:34:06 GMT
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