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Recovery Support Specialist at State of Oklahoma in McAlester, Oklahoma

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Recovery Support Specialist

Agency

452 MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERV.

Supervisory Organization

Carl Albert CMHC

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full/Part-Time

Full time

Job Type

Regular

Compensation

$13.02 per hour; $14.35 upon Peer Recovery Support certification

Job Description

DEFINITION

Under immediate to general supervision, the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) provides peer support services; serves as an advocate; provides information and peer support for consumers in emergency, outpatient or inpatient settings. The RSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control of their lives and recovery processes. The RSS will possess the skills to maintain a high level of professionalism, ethics, and interactions with all ODMHSAS stakeholders.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Utilizing knowledge, skills and abilities the RSS will:


  • Teach and mentor the value of every individual’s recovery experience.

  • Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

  • Assist service recipients in articulating personal goals for recovery.

  • Assist service recipients in determining the objectives needed to reach his/her recovery goals.

Utilizing ongoing training the RSS may:


  • Proactively engage consumers and possess communication skills / ability to transfer new concepts, ideas, and insight to others.

  • Facilitate peer support groups

  • Assist in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups.

  • Support consumers in using a WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

  • Assist in creating a crisis plan/ Psychiatric Advanced Directive.

  • Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with consumers.

  • Teach consumers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and fears.

  • Support the vocational choices of consumers and assist him/her in overcoming job-related anxiety.

  • Assist in building social skills in the community that will enhance quality of life. Support the development of natural support systems.

  • Assist other staff in identifying program and service environments that are conducive to recovery.

  • Attend treatment team and program development meetings to ensure the presence of the consumer voice and to promote the use of self-directed recovery tools.

  • Possess knowledge about various mental health settings and ancillary services (i.e. Social Security, housing services, and advocacy organizations).

  • Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals and other relevant material.

    • Attend continuing education assemblies when offered by/approved by the Office of Consumer Affairs.

    • Develop and share recovery-oriented material with other RSSs at consumer-specific continuing education trainings.



Serve as a RSS by:


  • Providing and advocating for effective recovery oriented services.

  • Assist consumers in obtaining services that suit that individual’s recovery needs.

  • Inform consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.

  • Assist consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy.

RSS are encouraged to develop specific competencies which will enhance their work skills and abilities. Identified tasks include (but are not limited to):


  • Becoming a trained facilitator of Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR).

  • Becoming a trained facilitator of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Pursuing the USPRA credential of Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the English language in order to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability is required to record observations and activities, to follow oral and written directions, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

This position provides care to a vulnerable population which requires employees to adhere to all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to consumer rights regulations, confidentiality laws, and accreditation requirements associated with this position and field. As such, incumbents should be proactive, detail-oriented, and diligent with protecting consumer information, and possess the ability to understand all laws and regulations regarding consumer rights.

Incumbent must demonstrate honesty and integrity in their actions and communications regarding issues impacting the organization. Incumbents must demonstrate a commitment to serving the citizens of Oklahoma, including, but not limited to demonstrating compassion in their care of ODMHSAS consumers, focus on achieving positive treatment outcomes, responsible fiscal management, and support for the ODMHSAS mission to serve individuals and families impacted by mental illness and addiction.

ODMHSAS Core Competencies:


  • Respect: Treats consumers, stakeholders and fellow employees with dignity and respect. Relates to work and people in ways that value differences in others. Encourages and supports diversity of thought and perspective.

  • Integrity: Is honest and respectful in interactions with others, and takes responsibility to make ethical choices in all aspects of job performance. Seeks guidance when needed.

  • Responsibility: Employees are personally responsible for meeting commitments and achieving results. Works to improve individuals and organizational performance and presents a positive organizational image.

  • Compassion: We recognize that it takes courage to seek help for mental illness and addiction, and we provide constant, respectful support in one’s journey to recovery.

  • Public Service: Our mission is to help people, reunite families, and build healthy communities. We strive to provide impactful services to consumers, customers, colleagues and communities.

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR

The Recovery Support Specialist has four levels that are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

WORKING TITLE / EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Under close supervision, employees perform routine entry level work, and receive training in providing care or services to the people served. In this role, incumbents will primarily perform peer services with other Recovery Support Specialists and direct care staff.

Requires: High School Diploma or GED

Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or personal knowledge in recovery.

Has the ability to become a Certified Recovery Support Specialist. Criteria to become a Certified Recovery Support Specialist is available at http://ok.gov/odmhsas

CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

At this level, employees are assigned professional responsibilities for the maintenance of a casework with moderate supervision.

Requires:  High School Diploma or GED and is a current Certified Recovery Support Specialist.

Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or personal knowledge in recovery.

SENIOR CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

At this level, employees will provide casework services at all levels of difficulty and complexity with moderate supervision.  May provide guidance, in-house training on peer services, wellness, and recovery to other RSS staff.

Requires:  High School Diploma or GED with 2 years of PRSS experience and is a current Certified Recovery Support Specialist.

Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or personal knowledge in recovery.

LEAD CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

At this level, employees will provide casework services at all levels of difficulty and complexity and are designated as lead workers, acting as mentors to other RSS by providing consultation, advising and in-house training on peer services, wellness, and recovery.  May supervise volunteers.

Requires:  High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of PRSS experience and is a current Certified Recovery Support Specialist.

Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or personal knowledge in recovery.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.




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