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Recovery Support Specialist

Company: Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Location: Winchester
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

$500 sign-on bonus!We are seeking candidates who are passionate about working with people on their path to recovery! This role requires no experience, and will offer a robust training program to those looking to enter the human services field! Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person. What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing.As the Recovery Support Specialist, youll have a dynamic and critical role in our community-based residences supporting the well-being and recovery of adult clients in our programs. VOAMASS operates 4 residential recovery homes in Boston neighborhoods, serving individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our programs help people recover and achieve wellness through a client-centered, trauma-informed harm reduction framework. As part of the treatment team, the Recovery Support Specialist will make a difference in the lives of our clients through the use of clinical/treatment best practices. Activities may include personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, leading educational and recreational activities, and accompany residents to and from appointments. The Recovey Support Specialist is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. The Recovery Support Specialist requires no experience, and will offer a robust training program to those looking to enter the human services field!

  • No experience needed, must be mission driven.
  • Passion for those helping individuals in substance use treatment services, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders
  • Related work or personal experience in a recovery support environment is a bonus! Hours:Full-Time and Part Time hours are available, including days, evening, overnight and weekends.$18/hour for weekday shifts and $20/ hour for overnight and weekend shifts! Recovery Support Specialist Key Responsibilites:
    • Provide internal security for the program during assigned shifts, including making regular room/house checks and maintaining clients' count at the assigned intervals (usually every hour).
    • Support clients in complying with program expectations and behavior management consistently. Provide guidance and crisis counseling as necessary and or as directed.
    • Participate in the intake process by taking calls, completing paperwork, and preparing for a room. Participate in discharge by packing and storing client items, cleaning area, etc.
    • Participate in the milieu and provide informal counseling to residents to support program and client goals.
    • Support clients in performing household expectations (i.e., procuring cleaning supplies, dinner items from pantry, addition paper goods as needed)
    • Perform clerical duties, cleaning activities and assist with meal preparation as needed.
    • Oversee medication administration during set times and document appropriately, including incident reports.
    • Maintain an awareness of the condition of the building and property and report any security issues or maintenance issues to the program leadership.
    • Support staff in running groups. Recovery staff may work with the clinical supervisor to develop groups and run them within the program if they are interested.
    • Document shift summary and document relevant client interactions, taking note of relevant observations or concerns throughout shift.
    • Participate in all staff meetings and staff training, as required; maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
    • Performs other responsibilities as assigned or needed to maintain the program's security, integrity, and environmentSince 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960s to leading today in the field of mental health programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges. VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
      • Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
      • Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
      • Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
      • 403(b) matching retirement plans
      • Tuition Remission Programs
      • Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
      • Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
      • Employee Discount Program
      • Pet Insurance
      • Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
      • Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
      • 13 Paid Holidays
      • Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap Salary Description$18/hour for weekday shifts & $20/ hour for nightRequirementsVaccination Policy:In accordance with VOAMASS duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.PI215965969

Keywords: Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Boston , Recovery Support Specialist, Other , Winchester, Massachusetts

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