3 Positions Recovery Case Manager/Recovery Specialist
3 Positions - 1-Hartford - 2 -Region 3
To provide and coordinate a full array of engagement/recovery case management services for clients in the Recovery Support Voluntary Program (RSVP) pilot program. The primary goals of the Recovery Specialists are to: Improve linkages between the client, the court in which the client’s child protection case is located, DCF workers, treatment providers, and community-based support systems; Provide regularly scheduled reports to the court, all attorneys of record, the DCF social worker, and substance abuse treatment provider(s) identifying engagement in recovery case management, treatment, and community support groups, and sobriety (as measured by toxicity screens and breathalyzer results). Provide holistic services to maximize the likelihood of client success; Increase the rate of client engagement in the recommended services; Support successful client treatment outcomes; Ensure the client receives quality treatment services in an appropriate treatment setting; and Support the client in increasing her/his recovery capital. This position will represent ABH® and its services in a positive and professional manner and adhere to ABH®’s best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures as established, promoting ABH® as a leader in behavioral healthcare in all interactions and work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The Recovery Specialist will be available at the courthouse on particular court days;
- Track client’s participation in recommended treatment services;
- Administer random toxicity screens and breathalyzer tests;
- Review court specific steps with parent, especially focusing on any court ordered specific steps that are relevant to substance abuse assessment and treatment, including alcohol and drug testing;
- Work with DCF, the parent and their attorney to obtain any needed releases of information forms;
- Confer with the DCF worker regarding referrals for appropriate services;
- Provide standardized reports to the courts, attorneys of record, and DCF;
- Attend any court proceedings and DCF meetings, including but not limited to hearings, case status conferences, treatment planning conferences, administrative case reviews and Substance Abuse Managed Service System Meetings (SAMSS) scheduled in the case to respond to any questions and to update court staff, DCF, and attorneys of record about current status and future planning for treatment and services, and receive update from DCF and the attorneys about the court case(s) including DCF plans for the child(ren) and permanency planning to include concurrent planning to address what to do in the event of non compliance with treatment and “relapse” and promote “relapse prevention”;
- Make engagement attempts with clients in various community settings, including clients’ home, shelters, soup kitchens. Efforts may include attempts to contact clients via home visits and /or letters to last known address, phone calls, visits to shelters or soup kitchens, collaboration with DCF, other case managers, and visits to treatment agencies;
- Assist with service planning for non-clinical needs (e.g., housing, employment, childcare referrals);
- Assistance with arranging transportation to treatment appointments and other community supports;
- Transportation of the client to essential appointments when no other arrangement is timely or/and practical and such transport can be safely achieved;
- Assistance in accessing extant community support services;
- Assistance in accessing urgent and standard basic needs supports;
- Face to face supportive counseling;
- Referrals and contacts with culturally relevant organizations and individuals such as the following, as needed, to establish and maintain adequate community supports: vocational providers, employers, Connecticut Employment Incentive Program (CEIP) grantees; housing agencies, landlords; healthcare providers; probation/parole officers, crisis intervention services, hospital emergency departments, family members and other natural supports; interpreter services; faith communities (e.g. Churches, etc.), and self-help groups;
- Provide a full array of services, including services that guide the course of client treatment through various levels of care. Including, but not limited to the following: Intake appointment scheduling, review of treatment history, arrange and attend case coordination meetings with clients, DCF social workers, and treatment providers to assure that appropriate issues are being addressed in treatment; In person and/or phone contact to acute service providers to participate in treatment and discharge planning with the client and provider; Tracking participation in treatment through Project SAFE and with service providers;
- Carry a cell phone during working hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and respond to all urgent calls within 30 minutes and all routine calls as soon as possible;
- Provide transportation to clients, using personal vehicles;
- Work out of a provider organization;
- Comply and work towards goals established by DMHAS, DCF, and the court;
- Maintain internal communications by notifying supervisors with all relevant client or program-based information;
- Document all case management activities within required time frame and in required format including documentation of all client related activities into electronic database as required by DMHAS;
- Attend all required staff, supervision and training meetings;
- Maintain hard copy of clients’ records with appropriate documentation and signatures;
- Function as a team member of a regional and statewide team, including providing as needed coverage for other members of the team;
- Maintain confidentiality of all client protected health information and adhere to all HIPPA related policies and procedures;
- Demonstrate ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds;
- Perform other tasks/responsibilities as required to support the business operations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field with 2+ years demonstrated work experience in substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders is required;
- Demonstrated knowledge of engagement services, substance abuse, mental health services, and community resources;
- Experience with recovery;
- Bilingual skills required (English/Spanish);
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and be willing to transport clients in personal vehicle;
- Proof of car insurance verifying minimum insurance coverage of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000;
- Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
- Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook); internet;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
- Attends annual Conflict of Interest training.
ABH® is committed to being the Employer of Choice. We were awarded one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut in 2007 for demonstrating best practices. If your qualifications match these job requirements and you are interested in pursuing this potential position and joining a dynamic company, please apply on-line at www.abhct.com. include resume, letter of interest and salary requirements/range.
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