Recovery Specialist

Job Order #: 16377041

Tewksbury, MA 01876

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 3/4/2022

EXPIRES 6/2/2022

Job Description

Company in Tewksbury is looking for a Recovery Specialist

Ensures the safety of the program environment by assuring program security, monitoring and other supportive tasks. Oversees the day-to-day activities at the program and ensure the safety and security of clients at all times. Staffs the front desk, answers the phones, manages the daily client schedule, ensures that all client activities are completed, and manages the safety and security requirements for the house. Responsible for completing regular rounds, facilitating groups, and other administrative duties as assigned. Provides crisis intervention and medication monitoring. Must have computer/data entry skills. Must be English/Spanish bilingual. All shifts are awake shifts.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities
    Implements all safety and security requirements, including fire drills, evacuation procedures, alarm and camera monitoring.
    Reports all safety and security concerns to appropriate authorities and staff (ie, 911 / Best Team, Emergency Services, Floor Manager, Program Director, Senior Clinical Staff on Site, etc.)
    Responsible for crisis intervention, counseling, and groups as needed
    Must participate in all mandatory safety and security trainings
    Must participate in regularly scheduled Program and All Agency meetings
    Coordinates all scheduled client activities and refers clients to appropriate staff for support.
    Ensures that all windows and doors are secure, alarms are set.
    Ensures that all items that are potentially dangerous are secured in a locked location, i.e. knives, curling irons, irons, razors, etc.
    Monitors all use of client medications including over-the-counter medications
    Makes client medications available at prescribed intervals
    Observes and records that all medication has been taken in the medication log
    Secures all client personal property in the designated secure location and completes property log
    Conducts walkthroughs every two hours and completes. checklist and logs as required
    Ensure all clients, visitors and staff sign in and out
    Communicates with Case Management staff before and after the shift about client issues or concerns.
    Work collaboratively with Case Managers and Nursing Staff to provide assistance to the clients.
    Observes building and grounds and reports anything unusual to supervisor / nurse on duty.
    Records client issues or concerns in the Communication Log
    Assist with returning phone calls to potential clients for bed availability
    Compile and label intake packets for new admissions
    Search belongings on admission and at discharge and otherwise directed by supervisor
    Complete paperwork for discharging clients, ensuring proper paperwork is signed before the client leaves the unit
    Pack client belongings in the event that a client leaves unexpectedly; including the lock-up bag, medications, phone, etc.
    Help the Case Manager with supervised urine screens and belongings searches
    Complete rounds with the client observation checklist to ensure each client is accounted for
    Escort clients on Fresh Air breaks and meal times
    Inventory linens and/or supplies as needed
    Inform management if you are familiar with a client from your personal life as this could be a potential conflict.
    Comply with all Agency policies and procedures
    Remain on the unit until replacement coverage arrives
    Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education
    High School Diploma or GED required, Associates Degree preferred
    LADC II or LADC III preferred
    Knowledge of addiction recovery process, or willingness to acquire within first six months of employment
    Counseling and Substance Use training
    First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to obtain certification upon hire)
    Overdose Prevention training
    Must demonstrate ability to relate to a substance use treatment population in a sensitive manner

How To Apply

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