Certified Recovery Specialist- Part-time in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 4/29/2021

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  9015 

Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Days 

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.

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Job Role Summary

The Certified Recovery Specialist assists consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery, determining reasonable and holistic steps toward recovery, identifying barriers to recovery goals, identifying personal strengths in daily living and recovery skills, and building social skills by demonstrating and reinforcing proper conduct and respectful interaction.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assists consumers in the following areas:
    • articulates personal goals for recovery
    • determines reasonable and holistic steps toward recovery
    • identifies barriers to recovery goals
    • identifies personal strengths in daily living and recovery skills
    • builds social skills by demonstrating and reinforcing proper conduct and respectful interaction
  • Assists non consumer staff in identifying program elements that are supportive or destructive to recovery
  • Observes and reinforces positive progress that consumers make toward recovery goals
  • Teaches problem solving skills
  • Teaches consumers to identify and combat negative self-talk
  • Teaches consumers how to identify and overcome fears
  • Supports the vocational choices consumers make and assists them in overcoming job related anxieties and conflicts
  • Represents the needs and perspectives of the consumer
  • Utilizes his/her unique recovery experience to teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience
  • Maintains effective coping and self-help techniques
  • Continues to develop professional skill by maintaining certification through required coursework
  • Attends relevant seminars, staff in-service trainings as offered

Job Requirements

•    High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
•    Experience in a human services area, teaching and observing
•    Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) certification required; Must be able to verify completion of state approved training program;
•    Valid Indiana driver’s license that meets the Eskenazi Health’s driving policy requirements required for the Evolve Program

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of behavioral health
  • Knowledge of:
  • Community resources
  • Patient rights and responsibilities
  • Certified recovery specialist code of ethics
  • Experience or demonstrated competency through orientation and education on the ability to offer support for clients under the influence of substances and management of a safe environment
  • Meets the following basic competencies:
  • Basic first aid/CPR
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Documentation and billing practice
  • CPI
  • Confidentiality process and procedure
  • Annual education
  • Legal issues
  • OBHP eligible

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.


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