Recovery Support Specialist, F/T-Evergreen, AL

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Aletheia House has an opening in Evergreen, AL. We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of those who are in treatment for substance use disorders.

Office Location: Evergreen, AL

Position Summary:
The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for the recruitment of program participants who are in need of treatment and supportive services. The Recovery Support Specialist is also responsible for providing recovery coaching services for program participants in the IOP Program. The Recovery Support Specialist works closely with the Treatment Services Coordinator and the Director of Behavioral Health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Actively recruit program participants who are in need of treatment and supportive services.
-Provide outreach and engagement services.
-Conduct regular visits to areas and facilities to find program participants; as well as conducting street outreach in the shelters, encampments, abandoned houses, and/or any other areas where potential program participants congregate.
-Identifying, recruiting and enrolling at least 5-6 participants weekly into the program.
-Enrollment will come from street outreach referral from other service providers.
-Assist in the collection of follow-up data by locating individuals who have received services.
-Coordinate and communicate outreach tracking activities with other staff members and accurately documenting all activities.
-Participate in required staff meetings and trainings.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Treatment Services Coordinator, Director of Behavioral Health, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

Recovery Support Specialist:
-Provide peer mentoring and/or coaching to clients enrolled.
-Provide recovery resource connecting.
-Facilitate and lead recovery groups as needed.
-To build positive relationships within the community.
-Assist the Treatment Services Coordinator in helping program participants find needed community resources.
-Serve as a liaison between participants and connecting with other community organizations and resources.
-Assist program participants with solving problems directly related to recovery.
-Assist program participants with improving job skills.
-Properly document activities on clients and maintain other records as directed.
-Transport program participants to appointments and assist them in obtaining community services.
-Maintain accurate, complete and timely documentation of peer support activities.
-Maintain contact with participants between appointments and sessions.
-Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with participants and resource providers.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.

Qualifications and Education:
-High School Diploma or GED required.
-Valid Driver’s License and a good driving record required.

-As needed in order to recruit participants in the counties serviced and to attend meetings and trainings located in Birmingham, AL.

Job Salary: 
Full-time, Exempt, Monday – Friday – 40 Hours (Work hours may vary).

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should fax cover letter, resume, and 3 questions to 205-203-4843, or send an email with one attachment including cover letter, resume, and 3 questions to Please insert in the subject line (RSS-0197).
To be considered for the position, you must submit in one attachment the following:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• 3 Questions – Three questions are as follows:

1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

* Please include all three documents in one attachment to be considered for candidacy.*

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 5:00pm