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Recovery Support Specialist I

Company: Oklahoma Mental Health Council dba Red Rock Behavi
Location: Elk City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe Recovery Support Specialist performs rehabilitation and support functions and assists in treatment. Activities may include crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees, client advocacy, prevention and education. The RSS provides substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families. The RSS performs direction and coordinating support activities that promote good physical health; provides peer support services; serves as a client advocate; provides information and peer support for clients in emergency, outpatient or inpatient settings. The RSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist clients in regaining control of their lives and recovery processes.Essential FunctionsFacilitates activities in nutrition, exercises managing physical health concerns Provides support regarding the effects that medication may have on physical healthAssists clients in developing individual physical wellness plans and implementation assistance and supportTeaches and mentors the value of every individual's recovery experienceModels effective coping techniques and self-help strategiesAssists service recipients in articulating personal goals for recovery Assists in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groupsSupports clients in using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)Assists in creating a Safety Plan and Psychiatric Advanced Directive as neededUtilizes and teaches problem solving techniques with clients as well as how to identify and combat negative self-talk and fearsSupports the vocational choices of clients and assist in overcoming job-related anxietyAssists in building social skills in the community that will enhance quality of life and support the development of natural support systemsAttends treatment team and program development meetings to ensure the presence of the client voice and to promote the use of self-directed recovery toolsProvides and advocates for effective recovery oriented servicesMaintains effective working relationships and strategic alliances with consumers, other staff, the community and other non-profit organizationsBuilds rapport and working partnerships with relevant local, state, and federal government agenciesPromotes community education projects to help increase awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Acute Mental Health CrisesPerforms other duties as assignedQualificationsHigh School Diploma or equivalentCurrent ODMHSAS Recovery Support Provider CertificationBilingual preferredBenefits (Full-Time Staff Only) Employee Health Insurance for as low as $10 per monthDental InsuranceVision Insurance403B Retirement plan with employer contributionProfessional Growth fundsPaid Time-offEmployer paid long term disabilityAll Red Rock BHS employees are required to be fully vaccinated, as per Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Standards, unless otherwise exempt.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesRed Rock Behavioral Health Services does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital/familial status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Keywords: Oklahoma Mental Health Council dba Red Rock Behavi, Lawton , Recovery Support Specialist I, Other , Elk City, Oklahoma

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