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Job Title: Peer Recovery Specialist

Reports to: Recovery Support Services Manager

Level: Experienced

Location: Nashville

Classification: Full time, non-exempt

Education: CPRS Certification

Travel %: None

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Healthcare

Mission:     

The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care.

Summary:

Peer Recovery Specialist is responsible for providing client supervision in a structured, supportive residential environment, while communicating with and accessing the support of professional staff.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include the following:

  • Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions. During these sessions the PS will support clients in identifying and creating goals and developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals
  • Assist clients in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
  • Assist clients in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups.
  • Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and/or relapse prevention techniques to assist clients in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.
  • The PS models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
  • Independently or with periodic assistance of higher graded treatment team members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups; discussions will be utilized where clients will share common problems in daily living and methods they have employed to manage and cope with these problems. As one who has availed themselves to addiction and / or mental health services, the PS will share their own experiences and what skills, strengths, supports and resources they use. As much as possible, the PS will share their own recovery story and as the facilitator of these sessions, will demonstrate how they have directed their own recovery.
  • Use ongoing individual and group sessions to teach clients how to identify and
  • combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows group members and PS to share their experiences. By using identified literature, media, etc. clients will gain hope, learn to identify their strengths and combat negative self-talk.
  • Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the client in daily living.
  • Provide timely and professional documentation to support each client/resident interaction and coordination of services per the documentation guidelines of TND.
  • Monitor, educate and assist clients in performance of activities of daily living in accordance with goals and problem area identified on individualized treatment plan.
  • Participate in continuing education activities, remaining knowledgeable in areas related to the focus of the residential program.  
  • Assists clients with self-care and other living skills.
  • Carry out responsibilities pertaining to the efficient and therapeutic operation of the facility, including all events, activities, utilizing safety management, emergency procedures and non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Interact appropriately with any and all visitors, family members and care providers of clients.
  • Facilitate client activities as assigned
  • Facilitate new client orientation as needed.
  • Completes room checks, safety checks and client supervision checks as directed.
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing and patient-centered techniques when assisting clients.
  • Employs de-escalation techniques.
  • Utilizes local crisis response plan in case of emergency psychiatric emergency (i.e. suicidal/homicidal ideation or threats) with the direction of supervisor.  
  • Attend meetings and trainings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Be available to residents for immediate concerns or needs and direct to appropriate staff.
  • Perform urine drug screens/breathalyzer as assigned and on suspicion.
  • Provide shift reports via email to Clinical Staff at the end of each shift as requested by supervisor.
  • Complete incident reports when incidents occur.  
  • Remain engaged and available during shift.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate degree or some college preferred
  • 1-year minimum experience working with target population preferred
  • Knowledge of substance abuse/addiction issues or related work experience preferred
  • TDMHSAS Certified Peer Recovery Support (certification required)
  • Flexibility to work any shift preferred
  • Possess proficient computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional therapeutic boundaries

Other Requirements:

  • Possess proficient computer skills Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:

  • Honor the agency mission:  The mission of The Next Door is to live out our faith by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.
  • Consistently treat residents and co-workers with the utmost respect.
  • Keep ALL information regarding staff, residents, diagnosis, group information, etc. confidential at all times.
  • Work as a necessary part of the team effort.
  • Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of The Next Door.
  • Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and environment for the residents of The Next Door.
  • Encourage core values of The Next Door, Inc. at all times.

posted 4-29-19

JOB TITLE

Co-Occurring Programs Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

To oversee the co-occurring outpatient programs, supervise program staff, provide therapeutic assessment, provide group and individual sessions, and develop and market program as appropriate

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee the Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Program (IOP/OP)
    • Develop the curricula and program structure, continually evaluating for relevance
    • Ensure that program staff work effectively and therapeutically with the members.
    • Manage crisis intervention notification of all necessary agencies (i.e. Mobile Crisis, Police, Ambulance, etc.) for members of the program as needed
    • Create programming that is rehabilitative and recovery-focused
    • Ensure smooth transition between levels of care
    • Oversee weekly clinical/team meetings and bi-monthly meetings with consulting physician
  • Provide therapeutic interventions in the IOP/OP Programs
    • Provide therapeutic recovery groups which meet OP/IOP standards as outlined by Licensure, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the behavioral health organizations and any other regulatory bodies
    • Provides one-on-one therapy to members of the program as required.
    • Provides training to staff on appropriate therapeutic interventions, and on A&D/mental health issues in general.
    • Works with staff of the program to identify stages of change and to provide services in an intentional way.
  • Supervise program staff
    • Supervise the staff working in IOP/OP programs. 
    • Meet with staff for supervision and document these contacts.
    • Provide regular feedback, maintain regular exchange of information, meet quarterly to review work plans, and complete annual performance evaluations (and 90-day performance evaluations on new hires).for supervisees
    • Ensure that staff supervised are familiar with their job description and following agency policies. 
    • Review and approve staff time of those supervised.
    • Hire and train new staff in their positions as necessary
  • Ensure that programs have appropriate documentation in the records:
    • Ensure that all required paperwork is entered into the EHR. 
    • Input members into the TN Wits system as necessary
    • Ensure that all documentation meets quality standards.
    • Ensure that all accidents/critical incidents that occur are recorded into the EHR within 24 hours of the incident.
    • Submit Progress Note Audits, Satisfaction Surveys and any other reports requested to the appropriate staff.
    • Audit charts to ensure compliance to standards.
    • Develop and maintain outcome measures for the program.
  • Provide ongoing growth and development of co-occurring services at Park Center
    • Participate on community committees with other providers of services to this population to develop successful collaborations
    • Explore ways to increase Park Center’s services to this population
    • Keep current in ongoing trends and opportunities
    • Work with supervisor to increase both current and future services
    • Ensure Park Center’s Co-Occurring services are present at community trainings, exhibiting tables, etc.
    • Visit other programs to educate them about Park Center and to learn from them ways Park Center can improve
  • Is responsible for Compliance to Standards:
    • Ensure adequate coverage is provided for the programs.
    • Ensure that program meets all licensure and other accrediting and funding body’s requirements.
    • Ensure that all concurrent reviews are submitted timely.
    • Meets with outside entities who may monitor the programs.
  • Ensure appropriate communication is maintained
    • Check e-mail regularly (minimally daily) and responds as necessary.
    • Communicate regularly with staff to meet the needs of the members being served.
    • Inform supervisor of activities in the program on a regular basis.
    • Attend all meetings as required
  • Other duties:
    • Is knowledgeable about the contents of the agency policies and follow them accurately.
    • Attend all necessary staff meetings and trainings.
    • Work Christmas or Thanksgiving day as scheduled.
    • Complete all required trainings promptly
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enterprising spirit with a goal toward evolving services to meet community needs
  • Ability to create a “team” spirit among program staff
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical behavior.
  • LCSW, LPC or other clinical license with experience in the addiction field and at least three years of supervisory experience
  • Must be certified, or be willing to be certified, as a CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner).

WORKING CONDITIONS

37.5 hours a week in a building with offices and group rooms.  Open door policy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Need to be able to sit or stand during the day

DIRECT REPORTS

Reports to the Director of Recovery Services

 

APPLY

Diane Roseberry, MOL, CPRP

Park Center

Director of Recovery Services 

phone:  615-242-3576 x 132

fax:  615-650-8917

posted 4-25-19

JOB TITLE

Licensed Recovery Clinician, part-time

JOB SUMMARY

Reports to the Director of Recovery Services with responsibility for providing clinical expertise in the areas of medical necessity and continued stay for services for adults with mental health and/or Co-Occurring issues.  Reviews Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Recovery Plans to ensure they meet the criteria of TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Licensure and the behavioral health organizations working under TennCare.  Interacts with members’ treatment providers.  Provides recovery groups in the PSR and Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Programs. Acts as a resource to staff in areas requiring clinical expertise.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Meets with members within their first 7 days following program admission to complete the DLA-20 and determine medical necessity.
  • Oversees initial contact with providers involved with the member’s treatment prior to admission to obtain information about the member’s condition and response to the program, with member’s documented consent.
  • Initiates contact with agencies and programs, such as court systems, with which the member has been involved, as appropriate, with member’s documented consent.
  • Reviews and signs all Recovery Plans for members in the PSR program to ensure that member continues to meet medical necessity.  Will review and approve the rational for continuation of services.
  • Attend Clubhouse staffing, providing clinical expertise when appropriate for issues identified with members of the program.
  • Works with PSR Supervisor and other staff in managing crisis situations as they occur.
  • Acts as a resource for staff enabling them to provide clinically appropriate care.
  • Provides recovery groups in both the PSR and the Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs.
  • Meets with the Housing Program to approve pre-certs for Supported Housing. May supervise students, if applicable.

OTHER EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Checks email at least daily and responds as necessary.
  • Develops appropriate working relationships with other mental health, social service and rehabilitation agencies.
  • Attends all required meetings.
  • Learns agency policies and follows them accurately.
  • Participates in program activities as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college in social work, sociology, or another related field.
  • Current mental health or healthcare license (LCSW, LPC, LFMT)
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork in the delivery of services.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and clearly articulate with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates high standards of professional and ethical behavior.
  • Experience in a mental health field preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works in an office type setting.  May go into the community for meetings with providers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS         

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with members and staff.  The employee is required to speak and hear sufficiently to communicate effectively by phone or in person.  Vision must be adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.  Position requires good manual dexterity.  

Must be able to stand, walk and sit regularly and routinely. 

APPLY

Diane Roseberry, MOL, CPRP

Park Center

Director of Recovery Services 

phone:  615-242-3576 x 132

fax:  615-650-8917

posted 4-25-19