DATE: June 30, 2022

 

POSITION: Recovery Specialist (Part Time Regular)

 

SHIFT: Saturday & Sunday @ 7am – 4pm

 

LOCATION: Respite and Recovery Center @ MLK – Los Angeles, CA

 

DUTIES: The Recovery Specialist utilizes their experiences as a recipient of Substance Use Disorder and/or Co

Occurring treatment services to enhance the recovery efforts of clients while serving as a member of a

multidisciplinary team that shares practical and personal experience, knowledge and insight related to illness

management, life skills, and the lifelong process of recovery. 

  • Aids clients in becoming accustomed to program routine. 

  • Assists clients with finding information and filling out forms as needed.  

 

  • Facilitates or monitors peer run support groups

  • May accompany and/or serve as support to clients to activities and appointment inside the program or in the community

  • Provides engagement and outreach to current or potential clients

 

  • Performs screening of clients and presents at team meetings.

 

  • Provides expertise from personal experience in the areas of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders recovery to interdisciplinary team.

 

  • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.

 

  • Provides services in the field/office environment and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

 

  • Serves as part of the on-call team, fulfilling all work requirements of this program component.

 

  • Complies with all BHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards and 42 CFR.

 

  • Serves as a mentor to clients, and families to promote empowerment and hope, and while drawing on own experiences as a consumer to build trust and commonality provides peer counseling and support.

 

  • Promotes a team culture characterized by openness to clients’ experiences and encouragement of self- determination throughout treatment planning process.

 

  • Provides early recovery education groups and support

 

  • Provides clients with education of Medication Assisted Treatment services available to them, links to services when indicated

 

  • Advocates for clients by educating about grievance or complaint procedures.

 

  • Serves as part of the on-call team, fulfilling all duties of this program component, and provides services after- hours as required by contract, and provide ongoing ‘side-by-side’ services related to skills development.

 

  • Maintains knowledge of best practices by reading appropriate publications, attending seminars, conferences, and other training as necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

 

A combination of education, training and work experience equivalent to the following:

 

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. 

  • For certification level position, certification must be in a substance abuse treatment field, with two years of experience providing substance abuse and integrated services to individuals with co-occurring disorders.

  • Must have life experience of being in recovery or have had a family member in recovery and be willing to disclose.

  • Training and/or personal experience in substance abuse programs and treatment, relapse prevention, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and 12-Step programs.

 

APPLICATIONS: Current BHS employees who are interested in this position may apply by submitting an

"Employee Request for Transfer" following the instructions shown on the form. The request must be received

no later than the closing date of this recruitment. Internal applicants will be accepted after that time only if other

applications are still being accepted and considered.

 

Other applicants may email resume to jobs@bhs-inc.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

BHS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.